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A-Trak : Mehdi Forever Minimix

A tribute to the man that would not stop smiling.

♥ ∞ M

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A-Trak Annie Mac Mini Mix

A-Trak is a “DJ” and here is a Mini Mix that he finally made for Annie Mac where he does “DJ things” like “mixing and scratching” that is sure to make people dance – all in a matter of 5 mins.

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A-Trak Annie Mac Mini Mix

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Robyn x A-Trak

Mr. A-Trak takes on the pop-stress, Robyn’s latest track “Indestructible” turning into quite a disco tune. I am noticing a lot of Italo disco house flavor on this track with some serious string action. Definitely a favorite of mine out of A-Trak’s production work these past few months.

Indestructible (A-Trak radio edit) by robyn

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A-Trak: Dirty South Dance 2

Mr. A-Trak strikes back with “Dirty South Dance 2”, an ode to his hip-hop mash-up days – just think a 2manyDJs mixtape made for hip-hop/electro heads. Straight up party jams. Fun times.

Be sure to check out, A Conversation with A-Trak

<a href="http://atrak.bandcamp.com/album/dirty-south-dance-2">Intro by A-Trak</a>

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A-Trak x Drake x Birdman


Eik-tography

A-Trak works his Canadian electro magic transforming a David Guetta tune “Toyfriend” into a swagger tune by mashing/remixing it up with a fellow Canuck, Drake and Birdman’s tune “Money 2 Blow”. And of course it is only appropriate to rename the tune “Loonies to Blow”.

Eh?!

Off of Dirty South Dance Vol.2 coming in March!

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A-Trak x Drake x Birdman – Loonies to Blow

Via October’s Very Own

<3 Canada.

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HARD NYE 2010

In case you don’t know for NYE in LA people here go HARD. 2010 was brought in with a bang courtesy of Destructo, DJ Mehdi, A-Trak, and Boys Noize at the Hollywood Palladium. Here is a sneak peak of the epic confetti and champagne that went down. Backstage was a whole other story – full of drunken antics, hummus (courtesy of A-Trak), and fruit platters (courtesy of Boys Noize), but that is all I can say for now.

For photos check out mediacontender.com

Special thanks to the HARD team, Mediacontender.com, Destructo, EIKNARF, and Danny United for making this all happen.

HARD Fest x mediacontender.com x EIKNARF.com x Asian Dan

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A-Trak + Surkin: Live @ I Love Techno 2009

A-Trak, DJ of the Year.

Download: A-Trak Live @ I Love Techno 2009 *Removed by Request*

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Surkin is my fav Ableton DJ, hands down – Now when is his album coming out?!

Download: Surkin Live @ I Love Techno 2009

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs x A-Trak

A-Trak’s best remix to date. I love the synth bassline with that filter and the string stabs. Such classic sounding production techniques. This track has already been championed by Busy P, Erol Alkan and Co. down at Parklife in Aussie now it is all your turn to bump this track. Now I think it is time for some original tracks from Mr. A-Trak.

<3 u A-Trak

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)

Cheers, Disco Dust – May this track spread through the blogsphere like a wildfire now!

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Asian Dan Summer 2009 Tour Review: Phoenix, A-Trak, Major Lazer, and Passion Pit


Photo by J-CIO

Last week was the Asian Dan Summer 2009 Tour a 4 day marathon of shows in NYC and Boston featuring Phoenix, A-Trak, Major Lazer, Steve Aoki, Auto Erotique and Passion Pit. Special thanks to Glassnote Records, Biz 3 Publicity, Adam Gill of Embrace Productions, Nicky Digital and Shuttle for hooking it up.

Phoenix – Live @ Paradise – Boston, MA – 6.17.2009
The tour started off in Boston with Phoenix. Amazing show. Finally Phoenix is getting the attention and respect they deserve for being such great pop that are able to move minds, hearts, and feet with . And everyone who thinks they are just a slick pop rock band, the drummer Thomas Hedlund shows that they are really rock and roll through and through. What a beast of a drummer, he is just so amusing to watch. I was most impressed by the songs they played off of It’s Never Been Like That such as “Rally” and “Sometimes in the Fall”, they had this raw quality that reminded me of The Police. The amazing setlist after the jump!


Photos by The Phoenix

Embrace Presents Bacardi B-Live featuring A-Trak, Major Lazer, and more – Live @ House of Blues – Boston, MA – 6.18.2009
Thursday night Bacardi’s B-Live show came to Boston’s House of Blues, I was most excited for Major Lazer and A-Trak. Got there as Matt & Kim started their set which was indie-tastic and lackluster, Kim is quite the energetic young lady. Steve Porter spun but did not play his Slap Chop Remix so I was thoroughly disappointed. A-Trak came on next and as usual struck the balance between technical proficiency, amazing track selection and overall just geting the crowd moving. Props to him. Major Lazer closed the night but unfortunately half the crowd had left and Diplo and Switch didn’t seem too into it. But they made up for it by dropping “Pon De Floor”, one of my summer jams.


Photo by Nicky Digital

Phoenix – Live @ Terminal 5 – 6.19.2009
Phoenix in my opinion is one of the most underrated bands of the past 10 years and am glad they finally getting the recommendation and respect they deserve. Which is warrants me seeing them twice in less than 3 days. Terminal 5 is not the best venue to see a band but Phoenix was able to blow me away again. Once again their drummer, Thomas Hedlund just astonished me. I also noticed how much guitarist, Christian Mazzalai reminds me of Jimmy Page. After seeing Phoenix live twice they have solidified my opinion that they are my favorite band of the last 10 years.

Steve Aoki & Auto Erotique – Live @ Webster Hall – 6.19.2009
After Phoenix I rolled down to Webster Hall to with Mr. Nicky Digital to catch Steve Aoki and Co. I was impressed by Auto Erotique who brought it quite hard, everyone watch out for this other Toronto duo. <3 T-dot. Check out a quick Asian Dan Q&A with Auto Erotique from a few months back here.


Photos by The Edgitator

Passion Pit – Live @ Bowery Ballroom – 6.20.2009
I’ve never been a huge fan of Passion Pit but I think that is a huge element of pop music, that guilty pleasure element, that I shouldn’t like these guys because of all the hype and the hooks. There is no doubt that their music is direct, catchy, gets stuck in your head, and gets people moving. All the proper elements of pop music. Compared to everyone else in the band frontman Michael Angelakos did not seem as into it, I guess that is part of his whole cloistered/shy frontman M.O. Props to my boy Nate, Shuttle who held it down on the drums. Also be on the look out for an Asian Dan Exclusive Shuttle Mix in the near future 🙂

Checkout after the jump Phoenix’s setlist from the Boston and NYC show, their Letterman Performance of “1901”, and a interview from The Fader with A-Trak in Boston.

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James Yuill

James Yuill is a British Folktronic musician that shares a deep love for Sufjan Stevens, Nick Drake, Radiohead as well as all the bang-tastic bloghaus producers/DJs, quite an indietastic package. I enjoy his cover of Radiohead’s “Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box”. The first time I heard James Yuill on A-Trak’s Infinity +1 mixtape, the very last track, a re-edit by Prins Thomas of “This Sweet Love”, a very introspective and chill way to end a mix. James Yuill will be opening for the sold out Phoenix showat Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, 4.23.2009 in London.

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James Yuill – Packt Like Sardines In a Crushd Tin Box (Radiohead Cover)

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James Yuill – This Sweet Love (Prins Thomas Sneaky Re-Edit)

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