How A-Trak Became One of the World’s Most Respected DJs


“The reason I hustle this hard is because I love what I do. DJing is my cause. Literally, I’m an activist for DJing.”

Many of A-Trak’s fans are familiar with his beginnings as a turntablist and role as Kanye West’s tour DJ, but how did the Montreal native go from practicing after school to becoming one of the world’s most respected DJs and tastemakers?
During a visit to his Brooklyn home, VICE’s music site Noisey sat down with the legend to hear about his journey from bedroom scratch sessions to performing at festivals and launching Fool’s Gold Records. We’ve seen plenty of videos about A-Trak throughout the years but this is one of the most inspiring.
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