The Canadian Macklovitch clan were clearly at the front of the queue when the mojo was handed out. So far, the family has given the world David Macklovitch (AKA Dave 1 from Chromeo) and, of course, Alain Macklovitch or A-Trak, the guy who won the DMC World Championships when he was 15 and went on to DJ for Kanye West. Phew.
A-Trak has diversified his game considerably since the early Kanye West days; the Montreal native has recorded high-profile mixes for labels such as Fabric, remixed a host of artists from Yeah Yeah Yeahs to Boys Noize, and started his own label (Fool’s Gold), dedicated to merging everything from thumping hip hop to banging techno with the righteous aim of putting out quality club music. This ‘anything-goes-as-long-as-it’s-hot’ mentality is probably most clearly brought to the fore in A-Trak’s barnstorming DJ sets that make you think and dance in equal measure.
A-Trak brings the party – with a side order of wit and ingenuity.