One of dance music's biggest trend setters and head of the influential Fool's Gold Records, mixmaster A-Trak has always been on top of the game. However, recently the CEO has been on an entirely new level, putting out a full length mixtape last month with DC rapper Wale featuring an all star cast including A$AP Ferg, Chance The Rapper, and Pusha T that was released for free to celebrate the holiday 'Festivus'. One of his biggest singles yet is his disco infused electro anthem "Push" drawing some classic inspiration delivered in a very modern way.
The song has been gaining huge momentum, and A-Trak has just brought it to life with an outrageous new music video. Featuring cameos from A-Trak himself, Atlanta producer TM88 of 808 Mafia, a series of Nude models, and even a tiger, it is impossible to be bored through the length of the video.
A-Trak even had a few words on why he chose this direction for the music video. "My approach to dance music has always been a bit left, so the last thing I wanted was one of those sparkler bottle 'lets make this night live forever!' videos". "Instead, I wanted to make something with the opulence of a rap video, but shot like a renaissance painting. It's kind of like Eyes Wide Shut meets Burning Man."
Check out the video here:
A-Trak – Push feat. Andrew Wyatt (OFFICIAL VIDEO) | iTunes
As we approach Christmas day, the gifts do not stop coming in the form of new music from some of our favorite artists.
Today we get something special from established DC rapper Wale and mixmaster and Fool's Gold label head A-Trak as they deliver a brand new full length mixtape appropriately titled 'Festivus'.
The tape, mixed and curated, by A-Trak features Wale rapping on every single track, with a massive list of guest features. They have brought out the likes of A$AP Ferg, Pusha T, Ab-Soul, Chance the Rapper & The Social Experiement and more. (Full track-list below)
While most of the tracks don't carry out a unique holidy aesthetic, they are all solid tracks. Chance the Rapper does however mange to stay in Christmas spirit on his cut "Friendship Heights" on the tape.
This mixtape is released as something fun for the fans as a precursor to Wale's upcoming studio album 'The Album About Nothing' which is set to cover more real topics. Enjoy!
Wale & A-Trak – The Festivus Mixtape | Free Download
1. "Intro: Stroke of Genius" (Prod. by Lee Majorz)
2. "Blood Money 3.5" f/ A$AP Ferg (Prod. by Marce Reazon)
3. Dew Baby "Loyalty" f/ Wale and Fat Trel (Prod. by Flexx Beats of Band Kampp)
4. "Girls on Drugs" (Prod. by No Credit)
5. "Tonight (Suite 331)" f/ Dino Bam & Sauce of BYB (Prod. by Tone P)
6. "The Deep End" f/ Pusha T (Prod. by Tone P)
7. "Keep it Moving (Freestyle)" f/ Ab-Soul and Magazeen (Prod. by THC)
8. "Friendship Heights" f/ Chance the Rapper (Prod. by Omega and Raak)
9. "Chess" (Prod. by Best Kept Secret)
10. Ab Icee "Juggin" f/ Wale and Wax (Prod. by Ayydot)
11. "Outro: Narcissis-her/Spaceship (Freestyle)" (Prod. by Reggie Volume and Pro Reese)
The atmosphere in Chicago this past weekend made for a memorable three days as the entire Thissongissick.com team and our one of a kind interactive tent assembled on the grounds of Soldier Field for the 3rd annual Spring Awakening Music Festival. We provided festival goers the opportunity to attend our biggest Meet and Greet yet as the likes of Feed Me, DJ Snake, 3LAU, A-Trak, Tommy Trash, Paper Diamond, DVBBS, Big Gigantic, and Borgore took time to stop by our tent to take pictures and sign autographs with fans. The experience itself was very humbling as we were able to interact with our readers on a personal level while extending the experieince to them of meeting some of their favorite artistis / DJs. We have uploaded all the photos from the meet & greets to our Facebook Page with links to them all below and you can tag yourself and friends in the post. Big thanks to React, all the tour managers for making the experience possible and Da Black Swan Photography for capturing all the moments and we look forward to being apart of the festival for years to come.
We have also included an album of some of our favorite shots captured of the weekend from some of the most high energy sets we've seen in quite some time. These aren't all the live shots, you can find all of them still getting rolled out through the TSIS Instagram here.
DJ Snake Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)
3LAU Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)
Paper Diamond Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)
Tommy Trash Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)
Feed Me Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)
A-Trak Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)
DVBBS Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)
Big Gigantic Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)
Borgore Meet & Greet Photos (Click Here)
Live Shots From Spring Awakening Music Festival (Click Here)
The LA duo who've given many a reason to dance are back with a full flex release as gLAdiator literally had me doing the lil terio "ooOOo kill'em" move after hearing their newest remix. The two producers apply a proper layer of added trap and festival rage into A-Trak and Lex Luger debut single "Muscle", which showcases production from High Klassified and is featured on the collaborative side-project EP Low Pros . This robust rendition will have you fighting the urge to express yourself in a public or private setting and the good folks at Fool's Gold Records have allowed us to premiere the release before it becomes available tomorrow (June 10th). Enjoy
Low Pros – Muscle (gLAdiator Remix) | iTunes
San Francscio vative Giraffage is on quite the streak lately from his feel good productions to exciting live shows, the downtempo producer has a sound we just can't get enough of. Giraffage recently announced he will release an upcoming EP via A-Trak's Fool's Gold Records and to celebrate, he's taken on R. Kelly's R&B classic "Ignition" and given it a full chilled out trap makeover. He will also be joining Porter Robinson on his North American 'Worlds' Tour, so you can catch him live across the nation at any stop. Stream the remix and grab a free download below. Enjoy
R. Kelley – Ignition (Giraffage Remix) | Free Download
Be sure to catch Giraffage on Porter Robinson's massive 'Worlds' tour. Dates after the jump
World Premiere: A-Trak x Milo & Otis – Out The Speakers (Vindata Remix) : Must Hear Future Bass / Chill TrapPosted in Bangin, Premieres by Bryan | Tags: A-Trak, Milo & Otis, Remix, Vindata
Whether it be an original release, a fresh collaboration, or further enhancing another artists work, the emerging LA producer duo Vindata can do no wrong when it comes to delivering new material for our audible pleasure. The dust has yet to settle from their chilled out remix of Ellie Gouldings "Beating Heart", but the guys keep the momentum going by taking the reigns of A-Trak and Milo & Otis recent collab heater "Out The Speakers". Restructuring the tracks predominant trap synth pattern allowed Vindata to cast a wonderful array of feel good vibes into the original featuring bird cherping effects, therapedic percussion additions and blissful bass blasts. You can stream this exclusive premiere below and grab a copy through iTunes via Fools Gold Records out tomorrow. Enjoy
A-Trak x Milo & Otis – Out The Speakers (Vindata Remix) | iTunes
Milo & Otis have been on quite a streak lately following up their recent collab remix of Duck Sauce's "NRG" by linking up with A-Trak himself for one of their largest tunes to date. This new inaugural collaboration between the two forces "Out The Speakers" featuring some chopped vocals from Rich Kidz is a relentless trap anthem that is waiting to crush the largest of festivals and the most sweaty of clubs. The song is now available to pre-order via Fool's Gold on iTunes. Turn this up, enjoy!
A-Trak + Milo & Otis – Out The Speakers feat. Rich Kidz | Pre-Order on iTunes
Duck Sauce, the all-star duo of A-Trak and Armand van Helden, are known for making quite a splash with their music videos from Barbra Streisand to Big Bad Wolf among others. Fresh off delivering their brand new full length album Quack they have released an amazing official music video to the single "NRG". It may be one of their best following the theme of NRG being brought to life in the form of a foreign goo that both members are sold via infomercial and also happen to be the ones selling it. Watch and grab a copy of their album if you haven't already. Enjoy!
Duck Sauce – NRG | Purchase through iTunes
The dynamic disco duo known as Duck Sauce (A-Trak & Armand Van Helden) have unloaded the final single off their highly anticipated debut album Quack being released via Fool's Gold Records on Tuesday, April 15th. It feels like only yesterday the prominent producers turned the world upside down by combining forces to release radio charting hits such as "Barbra Streisand" and "It's You". A similar recipe is recreated on "NRG" as the perfect amount of summertime vibes and disco-house aesthetics will surely see this heater takeover the next few months. It's also worth noting the joint forces of Skrillex, Kill the Noise and Milo & Otis provided a festival ready electro / bass remix of "NRG" that was featured in a number of artists WMC and Ultra sets. Stream the new single below and pre-order Quack today! Enjoy
Duck Sauce – NRG (Radio Edit) | Pre-Order
Versatile producer / turntablist A-Trak recently announced the news of a new collaborative project with rap icon Cam'ron for a Federal Reserve EP set to release sometime in 2014. We have the first cut off the project in the form of the single "Humphrey", a feel good hip-hop song produced by A-Trak and Party Supplies. The sample, drums and piano all come together for an unreal track you won't be able to stop playing as we anxiously await release details. Enjoy!
As they keep us eagerly waiting their debut album Quack, A-Trak and Armand Van Helden's Duck Sauce project has just let loose four brand spanking new singles via the appropriatley named Duck Droppings EP. The songs were featured during Duck Sauce's massive BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix and each packs the duo's signature classic disco / house vibe while bringing in some 80's funk. Stream in full below and pick up a free download from the duo now! Enjoy
Duck Sauce – Duck Droppings EP | Free Download
New York based DJs and producers Treasure Fingers and The Knocks have collided forces for an unreal blend of disco and deep house vibes. Their collaborative song “DYWT” is available for free download thanks to Fool’s Gold Records, which is a steal since it sounds likes something that shouldn’t be given away. From the infectious dreamy piano lines, punchy drums and the perfectly laid chopped up vocals, the song is an instant chilled out classic. Warning, upon listening you will be taken away to a tropical state of mind that might be hard to shake. You can stream the song below and pick up a free download. Enjoy.
Treasure Fingers x The Knocks – DYWT | Free Download | Alternate Download
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My story has changed quite a lot since moving to Boulder, Colorado and starting Thissongissick back in 2010. My name is Nick Guarino and this is Thissongissick.com. We've grown a lot since, but the original goal has always stayed the same: making it easier for you to discover sick new music that you've never heard before. In high school I would make mix cd's for my friends to show them all the new music I was discovering. Now, through TSIS, we work with musicians and record labels from all over the world to showcase a variety of the freshest electronic, hip-hop, indie, and alternative music to a global following that is comprised of millions of music lovers in over 110 countries - every single month. So, make yourself at home while enjoying countless amazing musicians from a variety of genres and let the sick sounds fill your ears! - Nick