Lick It Pres. A-Trak

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    A-Trak (Canada/Fools Gold) Ajax (BANG GANG) CUTLOOSE (D-FAULT Records) SEANY WE ARE YOU!
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  • TICKETS ON SALE NOW - GET IN EARLY LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE FIRST RELEASE TICKETS ONLY $15 SECOND RELEASE $20 OZTIX MOSHTIX 5TH DECEMBER 2008 “No longer is it a crime to mash a hip-hop acapella into a techno track. In this arena, A-Trak, aka Alain Macklovitch, leads the pack. The 25 year-old Montreal native rides the line between hip-hop and electronic beats in a refreshing hybrid of everything ass-shaking.” (BPM Magazine, issue 86) Very few DJs can jump from club sets to high-profile festival performances, to Kanye West’s larger-than-life stadium shows with ease. In today’s DJ culture, A-Trak holds a truly unique place. He founded 2007’s most buzzworthy label, Fool’s Gold, with a mission to merge all aspects of club music. Such a fusion was outlined earlier in the year with a mixtape manifesto: Dirty South Dance, which set the tone for Trizzy’s very own production. In a matter of months, his signature remixes were gaining support from the likes of Busy P, DJ AM, Annie Mac, MSTRKRFT and Boys Noize. Not bad for a kid who many viewed as a 90’s turntablism prodigy. Indeed, Alain’s career began at age 15 when he won the 1997 DMC World Championships and proceeded to take home every other DJ title known to man. He then toured the globe, first alongside Q-Bert’s Invisibl Skratch Piklz and then with Craze and the Allies. In 2004, he was hand-picked by Kanye to be his tour DJ. A near decade of youthful meanderings was captured on his acclaimed DVD Sunglasses Is A Must. Somewhere along the line, A-Trak also became a streetwear culture icon, collaborating with New Era, Kidrobot, Zoo York and pretty much every designer worth his salt. The last couple of years have seen him headlining tours with Diplo, The Rub, DJ Mehdi and Kavinsky, and of course his older brother’s band Chromeo. Add to that production for Chicago rap sensation Kid Sister and a strong, audible influence on Kanye’s Graduation album. After years of scratching, accumulating air miles and dressing smart, A-Trak has finally become the man to call to make the kids dance. Ask him and he’ll tell you that this is the moment he’s been waiting for his whole career. A-Trak plans to destroy Lick It, Thursday January 8
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