Headphone Highlights

A-Trak

ElectronicHip-Hop
60 minsRecorded 30 Mar 2016Next Headphone Highlights Tomorrow at 12:00am EDT

A top notch selection from Mr. Oizo and MGMT to Aretha and Grace Jones: Get on the right Trak with some of the Fool’s Gold boss fave tunes.

In the canon of neon galaxies, A-Trak runs a tight spaceship. The turntablist turned Kanye West’s tour DJ turned party monster takes his very own and special brand of rave-hop and club music to the road on the neverending Fool’s Gold world domination tour. The label he formed with partner-in-crime Nick Catchdubs shows party rockers just how it’s done. In what comes close to an anything-goes manner, it relies heavily on the distinguished taste and intuition of their chieftains to figure out what knocks; Danny Brown, Kid Cudi, Chromeo, Flosstradamus, Just Blaze, Onra, and Para One & Tacteel are just a few of the artists who have been enlisted by Fool’s Gold. And then of course, there was Duck Sauce, whose all-obliterating “Barbra Streisand” single catapulted Fool’s Gold into crossover territories. Playing both sides of the underground/mainstream divide with class and brass is his forte off and on stage.

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