A-Trak keeps it real for Fabriclive 45

By zack rico

Today A-Trak [a] spoke about his forthcoming mix CD for London club Fabric, which is no.45 in the Fabriclive series.

As former DMC World DJ champion and a Kanye West tour DJ, A-Trak approached the mix from his own unique, scratch master style that somehow manages to see classic house, funk, hip hop, electro house and disco dance happily together.

Of his ‘Fabriclive 45’ mix, A-Trak said: “I mixed in some old, classic house records with some newer funk-loop house records that reference the old house records, mixed with some kooky weird Baltimore-ish club edits, mixed with some techno stuff, some slow disco and my own productions.

“If you see it on paper it looks like a whole mish-mash but the way I put together the mix, it somehow comes together and makes sense.

“I just looked at it really as a DJ mix: the way that I bring the songs in and the way that I try to put my stamp on it, rocking doubles on some of the records and doing scratch routines and adding layers on top of my edits of the songs, that’s what defines its identity. I wanted to let the mix itself do the talking.”

Fabriclive 45: Tracklisting

01 A-Trak ‘Say Whoa’ [Fool’s Gold] and DJ Sneak ‘You Can’t Hide From Your Bud’ [Classic]

02 Boys Noize – ‘Oh! (A-Trak Remix)’ [Boysnoize Records]

03 Scott Grooves feat Parliament Funkadelic ‘Mothership Reconnection (Daft Punk Remix)’ [Soma]

04 Voodoo Chilli ‘Get On Down’ [Cheap Thrills]

05 Skepta ‘Sweet Mother (House Version)’ [Boy Better Know]

06 DJ Class ‘I’m The Ish’ [Unruly]

07 Metronomy ‘Heartbreaker (Diskjokke Remix)’ [Because]

08 His Majesty Andre ‘Peep Thong’ [Cheap Thrills]

09 Zombie Nation ‘Forza (Original)’ [UKW]

10 Alex Gopher ‘Aurora’ [Go 4 Music]

11 Dance Area ‘AA 24-7’ [Phantasy]

12 Robbie Rivera ‘Move Move (DJ Observer & Daniel Heathcliff Remix)’ [Juicy]

13 Daniele Papini ‘Church of Nonsense’ [Media]

14 Laidback Luke & A-Trak ‘Shake It Down’ [Fool’s Gold]

15 Nacho Lovers ‘Acid Life (Nachos 909 Dub)’ [Fool’s Gold]

16 Rob Threezy ‘The Chase’ [Rob Threezy]

17 Friendly Fires ‘Paris (Aeroplane Remix)’ [XL]

18 Fan Death ‘Veronica’s Veil (Erol Alkan’s Extended Re-Edit)’ [Phantasy]

19 Simon Baker ‘Plastik (Todd Terje’s Turkatech Remix)’ [Ongaku]

20 The Martian ‘Tobacco Ties’ [Red Planet]

21 DJ Gant-Man ‘Juke Dat Girl From The Back’ [Fool’s Gold]

22 DJ MP4 ‘The Book Is On The Table’ [Musics Net]

23 Jamie Anderson & Content ‘Body Jackin’ ‘[IDG]

24 Raffertie ‘Do Dat’ [On The Brink]

25 DJ Zinc ‘138 Trek’[Bingo Beats]