RANE has announced their latest piece of gear, the SEVENTY A-TRAK SIGNATURE EDITION mixer. The collaboration with the legendary turntablist A-Trak features a silver finish, rotary knobs, special sound curve, and a brand-new Fader FX feature that turns the volume faders into controls for four different effects and four tone generators.
Launched in January, the series features playlists curated by the world’s most influential DJs and artists. The playlists are available exclusively on the Beatsource LINK music streaming service for open-format DJs.
The third installment of VIP Crates features playlists from:
- A-Trak, Fool’s Gold Records co-founder, Beatsource board member, GRAMMY-nominated artist
- Steve Aoki, Dim Mak Records founder, GRAMMY-nominated platinum artist
- Ron Mills, program director of SiriusXM’s Hip-Hop Nation and Shade 45
- Kast One, mixer for Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning
- Sophia Eris, Lizzo’s official DJ
- LA Leakers, hosts of Power 106’s The Lift Off and Shade 45’s the #LEAKShow
Browse VIP Crates here.
A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs perform at The Roxy in Los Angeles on a Fools Gold Records tour in 2007. (Credit: Steven Meiers Dominguez)
Throughout December, Red Bull Radio will be hosting Hollerboard Redux 2.0, a series of performances featuring an impressive lineup of DJs. The Hollerboard was a late-2000s message board that united an underground collective of selectors, many of whom went on to become critically-acclaimed pros.
Tastemakers like A-Trak, Louisahhh, Jubilee, and YehMe2, plus current Twitch streaming favorite Four Color Zack, are on the lineup. Fool’s Gold Records co-founder Nick Catchdubs will be spinning, as will OG indie DJ trendsetters Dances With White Girls and Cosmo Baker. Dirty South Joe and Lowbudget, two Philadelphia DJs who many cite as vital to the roots of the 2010s underground-to-mainstream evolution, are performing as well.
The schedule is as follows, and DJ sets will be posted on Red Bull Radio’s Mixcloud.
12/15 – Louisahhh @ 6AM PST + Dances With White Girls @ 11AM PST
12/16 – Jubilee @ 6AM PST + Nick Catchdubs @ 11 AM PST
12/17 – Dirty South Joe @ 6AM PST + Lowbudget @ 11AM PST
12/22 – YehMe2 @ 6AM PST + Four Color Zack @ 11AM PST
12/23 – Cosmo Baker @ 6AM PST + A-Trak @ 11AM PST
Check out the flyer for Red Bull Radio’s Hollerboard Redux 2.0 mix series below.
Duck Sauce, the duo of A-Trak and Armand Van Helden, has delivered a one-of-a-kind new single and video. “Mesmerize” is another one of the duo’s signature funky, disco-influenced house tracks built around a repeating vocal sample.
The animated visual, which is slightly NSFW, is a mind-altering trip that starts off as a typical Duck Sauce club gig. Over the course of the video, the duo realizes that they may be in a simulation. Their journey then takes a turn for the metaphysical in ways that need to be seen to be understood.
Watch Duck Sauce’s “Mesmerize” video above and download the track here.
Legendary DJ/producer A-Trak sits down with DJ Spider on The 20 Podcast. The Fool’s Gold boss, who’s also a board member at Beatsource, discusses the potential of Beatsource LINK, the definition of “open-format DJ,” plus more.
Watch the interview above. An audio version is available on all major platforms.
Hosted by DJ Spider, The 20 Podcast features conversations with influential DJs and other music industry professionals.
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DJ duo Duck Sauce — A-Trak and Armand van Helden — have returned for the first time in six years with “Smiley Face,” their new single. Duck Sauce are confirmed for a set at Coachella this April, which will be their return to the festival after last playing in 2014. Though no further dates have been announced, this could be a sign of more to come.
Not unlike Duck Sauce’s “Barbra Streisand” and “Big Bad Wolf” sampling Boney M’s disco hits “Gotta Go Home” and “Rasputin,” respectively, “Smiley Face” continues to pay homage to modern house’s classic New York City club roots. The early gospel house vibes of Two Tons of Fun’s (Martha Wash and Izora Rhodes) “Make Someone Feel Happy Today” are present here, and just like Duck Sauce’s previous hits, this one feels like both a club and festival set favorite for 2020.
Related, Martha Wash is quite important to house and pop music history. Check this link out here to learn why.
Check out “Smiley Face” below and download it on DJcity.
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