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Lo Pros (A-Trak & Lex Luger) – “Jack Tripper” (Feat. Young Thug & PeeWee Longway)

He's been a dance-music headliner for years, but A-Trak was a DMC World Champion turntablist before he was old enough to drive, and now he's getting back on his rap shit. He's getting ready to release Federal Reserve, a collaborative EP with Cam'ron; they've already shared the excellent first single "Humphrey." And now he's teaming… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 5, 2014 - 10:17 am

Cam’ron & A-Trak – “Humphrey”

Harlem rap prince Cam'ron and dance-music mogul A-Trak have a collaborative EP called Federal Reserve on the way, and it's potentially going to be awesome, but I was a bit worried that it would just be latter-day Cam rapping awkwardly over squelching trap beats. "Humphrey," the first track we've heard from the EP, is enough… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 29, 2014 - 10:40 am

Download Duck Sauce Duck Droppings EP

Duck Sauce, the dance production duo of A-Trak and Armand Van Helden, don't release new tracks all that often, but when they do, those tracks have a way of becoming anthems. Today, they've given the world an all-new four-track EP with the lovely title Duck Droppings. All four songs are giddy, juicy, propulsive, disco-minded affairs,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 20, 2014 - 3:30 pm

The Year In Molly

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 »

By: Chris DeVille / December 18, 2013 - 9:04 am

A-Trak & Oliver – “Zamboni”

Large swaths of the country are as cold as ice right now, so what better time to release a club track called "Zamboni"? That's exactly what all-star DJ/producers A-Trak and Oliver have done. It's appropriately frigid house music that will nonetheless fire you up. Listen below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 9, 2013 - 5:56 pm

Behind The Scenes At Fool’s Gold’s Day Off 2013

On Monday, the Brooklyn-based Fool's Gold label carried on its tradition of hat-tipping old New York with an annual Day Off block party. Helmed by founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs, the free party that once took over the backyard parking lot of a Manhattan bar had clearly grown with the label's popularity, sprawling over Williamsburg… More »

By: Puja Patel / September 4, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Phoenix – “Trying To Be Cool (A-Trak Remix)”

Breakbot and Soul Clap have already remixed "Trying To Be Cool," the latest precision-engineered single from Phoenix's new album Bankrupt!, and now dancefloor big dog A-Trak has also submitted a version of it. A-Trak's remix of the song is a seven-minute extended edit that adds in compressed EDM wobbles without making it sound like a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 10, 2013 - 11:17 am

Duck Sauce – “It’s You” Video

Last week, A-Trak and Armand Van Helden-duo Duck Sauce returned with zippy track "It's You." For its visual treatment, they've brought the song's barbershop quarter sonics to life, quite literally. Not only do the two play barbers in the video, but many of the hairstyles come to life via animation to sing along and move… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 25, 2013 - 3:55 pm

Duck Sauce – “It’s You”

A-Trak and Armand Van Helden's production duo Duck Sauce have returned with "It's You." The barber shop-y track was premiered on earlier today on Zane Lowe's BBC 1 show. It follows their signature style of repeated-vocal samples and leans to their more lighthearted-side a la "Barbara Streisand." Check out a radio rip below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 19, 2013 - 4:14 pm

A-Trak – “Jumbo” (Feat. Galantis) Video

You could make the argument that A-Trak, thanks in part to projects like Duck Sauce, makes more reliably fun music videos than almost anyone else in dance music. Tuna Melt, the all-collabs EP that A-Trak released last year, has already yielded the enjoyably loony dominoes-falling video for the title track. And now, in director Jaso… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 13, 2013 - 12:21 pm

Dizzee Rascal – “H-Town” (Feat. Bun B & Trae) (Prod. A-Trak)

There were many, many interesting things about the London rapper Dizzee Rascal when he was an ascendant grime star a little less than a decade ago, but one of the low-key fun things about him was always his association with the Texas cult-rap legends UGK, who he collaborated with on a couple of songs. Since… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 1, 2013 - 10:54 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Every music video that came out during this apocalyptic, ridiculous week felt like a way to kill a few minutes before either flames consumed the entire planet or Daft Punk got around to dropping their "Get Lucky" video, so if we found ourselves a little less captivated than usual this week, it wasn't necessarily the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 19, 2013 - 12:10 pm

A-Trak & Tommy Trash – “Tuna Melt” Video

Last year, A-Trak put together a bunch of collaborations with different producers on his Tuna Melt EP. And that EP's title track, a team-up with fellow producer Tommy Trash, now has a pretty ridiculously great video. Ryan Staake directed the clip, but much of the credit goes to the kinetic artist Kinetic King, who set… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 18, 2013 - 2:47 pm

A-Trak – “Piss Test Remix” Video (Feat. Juicy J, Jim Jones, Flatbush Zombies, El-P & Flosstradamus)

In assembling the remix for his awesomely ignorant Juicy J/Danny Brown drug-rap throwdown "Piss Test," dance-rap baron A-Trak recruited a deep, wide, and fascinating lineup of collaborators. In director Shomi Patwary's new video for the remix, almost all of them show up, looking blitzed out of their minds on one substance or another, while the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 26, 2013 - 11:29 am

Diplo, Skrillex, And A-Trak Start YouTube Music Network POTATO

For the past few days over social media, Diplo, Skrillex, and A-Trak have been dropping clues about a new project with the wacky name "Potato Will Eat You." On a YouTube channel, they have each posted a short video of a cute animated potato with arms and legs wearing a crown, singing and dancing and… More »

By: Liz Pelly / February 16, 2013 - 1:37 pm

Watch A$AP Rocky On Letterman With A-Trak, AraabMuzik, DJ Clark Kent

Last night, on the release date of his major label debut Long.Live.A$AP, A$AP Rocky debuted on the Late Show With David Letterman stage in as grand a fashion as possible. Rocky started out his performance perched on a throne, rapping the album's title track. But after the first chorus, the throne disappeared and revealed a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2013 - 9:41 am

A-Trak – “Piss Test” Remix (Feat. Juicy J, Jim Jones, Flatbush Zombies, El-P & Flostradamus)

Earlier this year, A-Trak released his single "Piss Test," a dance-inflected drug-rap banger that featured Danny Brown and Juicy J. And now, on the Fool's Gold compilation Loosies, A-Trak gives us the remix. It keeps Juicy J's hook intact, gives the best a tense and squelching workover from production duo Flosstradamus, and adds verse from… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 12, 2012 - 4:34 pm

Stream A-Trak Tuna Melt EP

Today, superstar DJ A-Trak releases his new collab-happy Tuna Melt EP. We've already posted "Landline," his team-up with GTA, and now all four tracks are streaming online. Click below to listen. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 4, 2012 - 12:23 pm

A-Trak – “Landline” (Feat. GTA)

A-Trak doesn't make new music too often, presumably because he makes buckets of money every time he touches turntables in a club or festival setting; he doesn't exactly need the studio. But every time he does crank out a new track, it's generally ferociously catchy. Next week, he'll release the new all-collabs EP Tuna Melt,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 30, 2012 - 10:49 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I spent a pretty good chunk of the week in transit to or from New York, or doing New York things while I was in New York, so I didn't see a lot of this weeks' videos before the massive video-watching binge I went on this morning. And I have to say: Lots of good… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 12, 2012 - 2:53 pm