Wednesday, January 04, 2017

A-Trak - Cut It Out!: A 74 Minute DJ Mix

It's always a treat when we get a mix from one of the world's greatest DJs, A-Trak, but this 74 minute session comes at just the right time for me, as he'll be hitting Toronto's new club jewel, REBEL, Saturday January 21st. I've spoken and written at length about A-Trak's mixing abilities both technically, but also from a taste-making perspective. His fingers fly across the decks, guided by his ears' intuition, selecting the perfect tracks. This 50+ track mix shows off just that, incorporating choice cuts like Sunni's cover of "Black Hole Sun," Mumdance's remix of Mura Masa and A$AP Rocky's "Lovesick," and NT89's remix of Rogerseventytwo's "You Take Me Higher." Then there's mind-blowing mixing through the astounding additions of Jean-Luc Ponty & Kanye, The Blackbyrds, Paul Simon, Nine Inch Nails, Rage Against The Machine, Eagles Of Death Metal, and Korn. They just prove that anything goes in an A-Trak mix, and he can make anything not just work, but prosper.

I doubt this is the kind of set we're going to get from A-Trak when he hits the stage in the renovated Sound Academy, but if you're looking for a finely crafted chill mix this one will surely satisfy your needs. Of course there are tons of other A-Trak mixes that I'd recommend - For turntablism: his Mixmag Asia set, for throwback electro: his Bloghaus mix (part 2 here), for feels: his Music Heals mix, for his most recent club set: NYE at San Bernadino. Tickets are still available for the 21st, RSVP and info, here. FOLLOW A-TRAK: FACEBOOK SOUNDCLOUD TWITTER