Canadian DJ and producer A-Trak is touring the states with Kid Sister and Gaslamp Killer. They're playing in DC tonite at U Street Music Hall.
A-Trak aka Alain Macklovitch is originally from Montreal and is the younger brother of David Macklovitch from the Canadian electro pop duo Chromeo. Alain started his DJ career at a young age and won the Disco Mix Club (DMC) award in 1997 when only 15 years old. Since the mid 2000s, he has been the personal tour DJ of U.S. rap artist Kanye West.
Since 2009, A-Trak has collaborated with house producer Armand van Helden in the electronic disco duo Duck Sauce. Check the video for aNYtime, posted previously.
My favorite track by A-trak is the electronic rap song Wampercycle from the EP Dirty South Dance Remixes.
A-Trak met up with the Chicago-based female rapper Kid Sister in 2006 and produced Pro Nails, which also features the vocals of Kanye West.
Pro Nails brought instant fame to Kid Sister, who has developed a unique blend of underground electro sounds, cool female rap and cheesy dance music. In 2009, she released her debut album Ultraviolet, which included the song Big N Bad.
The Kid Sister Kiss Kiss Kiss mixtape can be downloaded from her facebook page. A-Trak's latest mixtape Dirty South Dance 2 can be downloaded if you click on the link.