Thursday, August 5, 2010

Countdown to Electric Zoo: 30 Days!

Electric Zoo Featured Artist: A-Trak

Electric Zoo, New York's largest Electronic Dance Music Festival, is back for a second year. Made Events is following up last year's lineup, which included Armin Van Buuren, Deadmau5, Benny Benassi, Busy P, Steve Aoki, Yuksek, and many more, with an even more impressive lineup, found here.

Montreal native, 26 year-old Alain Macklovitch is A-Trak. Widely known for his collaborations with Kanye West, Travis Barker, Boys Noize and Kid Cudi, A-Trak has been a World Champion DJ for over a decade (after winning the DMC at the age of 15). Though often indescribable, A-Trak's style blends multiple genres, most notably Hip Hop and Dance Music.

A-Trak got his start at a young age, spinning records for his older brother, David Macklovitch's (Chromeo's Dave 1) band in Montreal. Since those humble beginnings, A-Trak has worked with Kanye West, Kid Cudi, and Boys Noize, as well as many other well-known artists.

Considering his fellow performers at Electric Zoo, A-Trak's style is definitely underrepresented. Turntablism and Techno usually don't go together, but A-Trak brings them both together seamlessly with the audience watching in awe, and will definitely be a welcome addition to this event.

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