It all started very early, and developed very quickly, for A-Trak. As a young teenager in Montreal, he would scratch on one turntable for his brother (of Chromeo) Dave’s high school band. He begun practising, “with the discipline of a monk”, and after winning the Canadian, and later World, DMCs found himself an honorary member of Q-Bert’s legendary Skratch Piklz crew. He soon hooked up with DJ Craze and joined another famous scratch troupe, The Allies, and spent half a decade touring as hip hop’s hottest turntablist crew.
Five years ago, after a chance meeting with Kanye West at a London in-store, A-Trak performed his first gig with the superstar, without a rehearsal, in front of 12,000 people – and from then on did every show with him for four years. Three years ago, after meeting the rising Chicagoan rapper Kid Sister, A-Trak began dabbling his way into production, which – also by way of happenstance - led to the beginnings of a record label. Ironically named Fool’s Gold, considering how many prosperous treasures it’s unearthed, the label has gone on to become one of the most sought-after imprints on the underground radar: a cross-over idol that’s wildly and unpretentiously united the worlds of club music and hip hop. ==Titles and Awards== *1997 Canadian DMC Champion *1997 Technics / DMC World Champion (15 years old - youngest ever) *1998 Technics DMC World finals (3rd place) *1999 ITF Western Hemisphere Scratch Champion *1999 ITF Advancement World Champion *1999 Vestax Extravaganza World Champion *2000 West Coast Technics / DMC Team Champion *2000 Technics / DMC Team World Champion *2000 ITF Advancement World Champion ==Discography== *''[[Gangsta Breaks]]'' (12") *''[[Buck Tooth Wizards]]'' (CD) *''[[The Grill/Like (with Obscure Disorder)]]'' (12") *''[[Enter Ralph Wiggum]]'' (7") *''[[Monkey Boy Breaks]]'' (12") *''[[Don't Fool With The Dips]]'' (12") *''[[Oh No You Didn't! Live From Vancouver]]'' (CD) *''[[Drive Slow Mixtape w/ GLC]]'' (CD) *''[[Sunglasses Is A Must]]'' (DVD) *''[[Dirty South Dance]]'' (CD) *''[[Infinity +1]]'' (CD) A-trak has recently made a number of remixes for artists like Digitalism, Daft Punk and Kanye West. A little known fact is that he is the brother of Dave 1, the moustachioed half of Chromeo. Read more on Last.fm.
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