Las Vegas’ Drai’s Beachclub has unveiled an enormous schedule of programming for 2018 featuring such notable residents as A-Trak, Destructo and Zeds Dead, to name only a few. The rooftop club’s doors open on March 2nd and will feature seven sparkling pools in addition to the high energy sets it’s offering.
With 30,000 square-feet of slip-proof pool deck acting as a festival grounds of sorts, attendees can relish in extensive guest service and luxury offerings, including complimentary towel service, 30 luxury cabanas and bungalows, 40 plush day beds, two full-service bars, 10 towering palm trees, a full-service gourmet café, and more. The club will also play host to a full menu of bottle packages.
A-Trak has truly surprised us with his recently released track, “Ride For Me.” Slightly different from his typical style of music, the DJ-producer has not failed to create an outstanding hip-hop infused track. The new music piece also features artists such as Falcons, Young Thug, and 24hrs. If you are one who enjoys the great
Josh Young deserves some serious respect for his boldness. The man left an incredibly successful dance music project as a former half of Flosstradamus, with the promise to himself, and his fans, that he was going to broaden his horizons and challenge himself. Well, since the launch YehMe2, the producer has done just that and avoided the leverage his former position at the head of HDYNATION would provide to his new project.
Now, YehMe2 has linked with A-Trak for a handful of exciting moves. The pair are on tour together as 2018 gets underway, and now they’re upping the ante with a two-track mini EP that includes a preview of a third collaboration to soon follow. Instead of gritty hip-hop and trap products though, A-Trak and YehMe2 opt for a more lighthearted approach with their Skat Men EP — comprised of both DJs actually scatting on the tracks.
Both “Neo Wokyo” and “Take Me 2 The Barbershop,” featuring rump-shaking aficionado Wuki, are simply fun, shuffle-primed uptempo cuts that don’t take themselves too seriously. The EP also includes a preview for the duo’s impending “Prayer Hands” as well. Strong club fare — probably not. Proper festival ammo — also unlikely. The two Fools Gold veterans couldn’t seem to care less though, and therein lies the joint project’s appeal. At it’s core, the EP is meant to be goofy and amusing, and it just made scatting a helluva lot cooler.
The 2018 Grammys took place on Sunday (January 28th) at the Madison Square Garden in New York. For the 60th edition, millions of fans watched from around the world for one of the year’s most watched award shows of the year. From Zedd to Odesza, artists from around the world congratulated their peers, while others
As thousands of dance music fans made their way onto Holy Ship this year, no one expected quite the b2b excursion as this one. While we’re used to seeing rare alter-alias performances, Josh Pan decided to go back to back with Louis The Chil, A-Trak, and Hotel Garuda during Holy Ship 2018. In addition to
Holy Ship departed for its first 2018 voyage on January 6. Fans aboard the chaotic dance music ship typically report a swarm of unexpected performances — Porter Robinson capped the weekend off with a surprise Virtual Self set, for example. Out-of-this-world b2b sets also took place, with weekend one finishing off with headliners A-Trak, Kaskade and Claude Von Stroke throwing together quite an energized start to Sunday’s festivities.
Earlier this year, it was announced that Gary Richards — AKA Destructo — had left his role at Hard Events, which was purchased by LiveNation in 2012.
While Holy Ship started off with a few bumps after dozens of attendees were arrested at the port of entry for drug possession (including DJ Gina Turner and EDM Photographer Glenjamn) the boat did eventually set sail. It sounds like the first night of festivities was – as usual – down right magical. Holy Ship
A-Trak‘s taste in music is generally a pretty solid barometer for what’s hot right now. He closely keeps up with fan favorite pop, dance, and hip-hop, but where he differs from the rest of us mere mortals is his ability to step behind Technics and a mixer and do something magical with the earworms he’s into. In the tail-end of the year, A-Trak has ramped up his video channel, frequently sharing short scratch routines and personal edits of the tracks that are in his rotation at the moment. He’s covered Chance The Rapper, Major Lazer, DJ Snake, Post Malone, N.E.R.D. and more, though his latest addition to the ‘#REALDJing’ video series is a flawless tribute to Porter Robinson and Madeon‘s sweeping success “Shelter.”
Clocking in at just a minute, A-Trak chops up the young superstars’ hit collaboration with his legendary Midas touch, finessing his way through immaculate padwork and scratch breakdowns. Not quite a remix, but rather an homage so to speak, A-Trak’s rendition of “Shelter” and obvious seal of approval for the next generation of dance music’s torch carriers.
‘Shelter’ was easily one of the biggest release of 2016. The collaborative project between Porter Robinson and Madeon which gave life to a tour of the same name helped cement the talents of the young duo more or less forever. It was a powerful and emotional track which captivated fans everywhere. A-Trak who has been