Monday, April 6, 2009

Mix Monday 5

A-Trak said in a recent interview “I’m kinda over the harder stuff. I’m not really interested in hearing the very distorted, hard electro that was popular for the last two or three years.” I think this statement has a lot of weight behind it becasue it doesn't just state A-Trak's view on the current music scene but highlights the fundamental shift being seen and heard throughout the electronic music scene. Although the harder style electro/fidget genre is far from dead, it is on the down. This style of music is still at large and probably will be for some time. However, what has become evident is that people (DJ's, producers and party goers alike) have remembered that music is about melodies and the 'journey'. Not just a four and half minute track of noise or an hour a half set of it. Which brings me to this weeks mix...

Released last week on Thrive Records (/onelove in Aus) was A-Trak's latest creation; Infinity + 1. A-Trak effortlessly molds together a selection hip-hop, house and electro influences into a creative and highly melodic uptempo party-rocking set without the intense headbanging/fist punching aspect. This is where music is heading whether you want to admit it or not.

Infinity + 1 - A-Trak

1. Intro / John Dahlbäck - “Sidewalk”
2. KIM - “Party Machini”
3. Laurent Wolf - “The Crow”
4. Farley Jackmaster Funk - “Love Can’t Turn Around” (Lifelike Remix)
5. MSTRKRFT feat. N.O.R.E. - “Bounce” (A-Trak Remix)
6. Donnis - “Party Works”
7. Kid Sister - “Life On TV”
8. Sébastien Tellier - “Kilometer” (A-Trak Remix)
9. The Golden Filter - “Solid Gold”
10. Bag Raiders - “Nil By Mouth” (Knightlife Remix)
11. Holy Ghost! - “Hold On”
12. DJ Mehdi - “Pocket Piano” (Joakim Remix)
13. Midnight Juggernauts - “Shadows”
14. Gonzales - “Working Together” (Boys Noize Dub Mix)
15. Soundstream - “Freakin”
16. Little Boots - “Stuck On Repeat” (Fake Blood Remix)
17. Housemeister - “What You Want” (Siriusmo Remix)
18. A-Trak - “Say Whoa” (DJ Spinna Remix)
19. Dam Funk - “Galactic Fun”
20. Alexander Robotnick - “Problèmes d’Amour”
21. James Yuill - “This Sweet Love” (Prins Thomas Sneaky Edit)

Just incase you havn't seen this yet.
This is what the jewish kid did with his bar mitzvah money...

A-Trak @ DMC World 1997 (age 15)

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