Since winning the DMC Championship in 1997 at the age of 15, Alain Macklovitch has prided himself on being a turntablist and DJ's DJ. He introduced Kanye West to Daft Punk, launched the Brooklyn-based tastemaking imprint, Fool's Gold, and stormed stages across the globe with his unique blend of hip hop, EDM, and turntablism that has set him apart as one of the industry's most unique talents. In a recent interview conducted by professional party monster, Andrew W.K., A-Trak looks back on his roots and imparts his own wisdom on the great "what is a DJ" debate. For A-Trak, it all started in 2006 with his Dirty South Dance mixtape (a must listen for any fan), from there he bridged the gap between hip hop and EDM with open format style sets that were in sharp contrast to the sounds coming out of Europe at the time. His most recent crusade, his #REALDJing mantra, has rejuvenated the scene's passion for technical finesse behind the decks.