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Music has the ability to communicate a wide emotional spectrum, and this week’s 5 Best Songs do just that. Whether it be Porter Robinson giving us some anthemic waves of synth, or Cam’ron going in on a vintage Dipset banger, the emotions translated this week tend to be chill-inducing. Fucked Up growls about drinking sangria… More »

Hey, whoever’s in charge of music video releases! Can you space things out a little better, please? Last week, I scrambled to come up with five watchable videos. This week, I have to leave out a few videos that I legitimately loved, only because the selection was too rich. That’s why you won’t find Mogwai’s… More »

MDMA aka ecstasy aka Molly has a long, storied musical history and wizened drug rappers Danny Brown and Juicy J have been spearheading a new Molly movement since the dawn of the decade. But ever since spring 2012 — around the time Madonna named her album MDNA and Kanye rapped “Somethin’ ’bout Mary, she gone… More »

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Disclosure – “Magnets (A-Trak Remix)” (Feat. Lorde)

Disclosure's "Magnets," the Lorde collab from the UK duo's underwhelming new album Caracal, should be a better song than it is, but it's a bit…
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2015 - 10:20 am

A-Trak – “We All Fall Down (Jamie’s Version)” (Feat. Jamie Lidell)

Last month, superstar DJ A-Trak recruited the retro-soul belter and experimental electro producer Jamie Lidell to help him out on a new dance anthem called…
Tom Breihan | October 27, 2015 - 12:45 pm

A-Trak – “We All Fall Down” (Feat. Jamie Lidell)

A-Trak's put out a few tracks this year, most recently his team-up with AraabMuzik and Ape Drums. For his latest, he recruited Jamie Lidell for…
James Rettig | September 16, 2015 - 1:39 pm

A-Trak, AraabMuzik, & Ape Drums – “Action”

The veteran turntable king A-Trak is about to head out on a quick tour with Providence MPC monster AraabMuzik and young dancehall-influenced Houston producer Ape…
Tom Breihan | June 2, 2015 - 8:51 am

A-Trak Shares Stories Behind Kanye West’s “Gold Digger,” “Stronger,” & “RoboCop”

Genius has been on point with their verified annotations recently, with Rick Rubin, Grizzly Bear, and Michael Chabon all contributing some notes on tracks they…
James Rettig | March 10, 2015 - 11:04 am

Low Pros – “Who Wanna Play” (Feat. Que) Video

Fools Gold's godhead A-Trak and Virginia rap producer Lex Luger make their return as the production supergroup Low Pros on "Who Wanna Play." The track…
Caitlin White | February 18, 2015 - 11:44 am

Solange Enlists Beyoncé, Dave Longstreth, Ariel Rechtshaid, A-Trak To Reflect On D’Angelo’s Voodoo

January 25 marked the 15th anniversary of D'Angelo's seminal Voodoo. Its follow-up, Black Messiah, dropped out of nowhere back in December and it's a total…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 4, 2015 - 1:31 pm

A-Trak – “Push” (Feat. Andrew Wyatt) Video (NSFW)

A-Trak's new video for "Push," a house track with a vocal from Miike Snow singer Andrew Wyatt, is a beautifully absurd piece of work. It…
Tom Breihan | January 14, 2015 - 10:37 am

A-Trak Explains Why 2014 Was A Great Year For Rap

The consensus seems to be that this wasn't a great year for rap, but A-Trak disagrees. In a new article written for Medium, the Fool's…
James Rettig | January 3, 2015 - 10:12 am

Stream Wale & A-Trak’s Festivus Feat. Pusha T, A$AP Ferg, Chance The Rapper & More

Wale continues his career-long Seinfeld fixation with his new A-Trak collaboration Festivus, released today in observance of the no-longer-fictional holiday. Festivus also represents a continuation…
Chris DeVille | December 23, 2014 - 4:29 pm

A-Trak – “Push” (Feat. Andrew Wyatt)

Between his work behind the scenes at Fool's Gold, his world-conquering DJ sets with Duck Sauce and as a solo act, his recent hip-hop crushers…
Chris DeVille | October 29, 2014 - 2:21 pm

Low Pros – “100 Bottles” (Feat. Travi$ Scott) Video (NSFW-ish)

Earlier this year, A-Trak and Virginia rap producer Lex Luger teamed up to form Low Pros, a duo whose music fuses both definitions of the…
Tom Breihan | October 22, 2014 - 1:33 pm

Inside Win Butler’s POP Vs. Jock III Celebrity Basketball Game And Afterparty

Who says indie rockers can't dominate on the basketball court? At yesterday's POP vs. Jock basketball game, played for the third year in a row…
Greg Bouchard | September 21, 2014 - 8:30 am

Watch Members Of Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Bon Iver Cover Phil Collins At Pop Vs. Jock

The annual Pop Vs. Jock celebrity basketball game went down today in Montreal as part of Pop Montreal festivities, and as promised, it featured some…
Chris DeVille | September 20, 2014 - 6:38 pm

Watch A-Trak, DJ Mustard & Destructo Debate DJ Politics With Pretty Little Liars Guys For Funny Or Die

It's a good thing you can now get paid insane amounts of money for playing dance music at festivals, since A-Trak and DJ Mustard and…
Tom Breihan | September 11, 2014 - 12:32 pm

Odd Future’s Flan Emoji Doesn’t Like The Taylor Swift Video Either

Yesterday we heard about Earl Sweatshirt's distaste for Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" video. Earl wasn't the only one displeased with Swift's treatment of black…
Chris DeVille | August 20, 2014 - 4:49 pm

Watch The Roots Perform “Never” With A-Trak On The Tonight Show

It's not surprising, of course, that the Roots were on The Tonight Show last night. They're on The Tonight Show every night. But yesterday, the…
Tom Breihan | May 21, 2014 - 11:03 am

Cam’ron & A-Trak – “Dipshits” (Feat. Juelz Santana) Video

If you were a certain type of rap fan in the early-to-mid-'00s, get ready to feel a wave of nostalgia blow you completely over. Cam'ron…
Tom Breihan | May 14, 2014 - 12:25 pm
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