A-Trak Tour Diary
A-Trak is the world’s best turntablist. He’s a musical mastermind, responsible for the ever-endearing lineup on Fools Gold Records, a self-professed foodie, and the guiding voice of one of the hottest travel sites out there, Infinite Legroom. When he was on tour A-Trak took notes and snapped pictures exclusively for Pepsi Pulse to let our readers in on what it’s like to be one of the most in-demand musicians on earth.
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1. Broomfield, CO
Where: Broomfield, CO. October 31, 2013.
“This year for Halloween I was DJing a show in Broomfield, CO with Grizmatik. I didn't have a costume and really wanted to get into the Halloween spirit so I threw together a Guy Fieri costume. It turned out super funny, so I rolled with it and ended up DJing in full costume!”
2. Fool’s Gold Day Off
Where: Fool’s Gold Day Off, Los Angeles, CA. November 10, 2013. “My label Fool's Gold organizes these free block parties in a bunch of cities during the fall. In LA we had a bunch of our West Coast heroes perform, like DJ Quik and Freddie Gibbs and Iamsu. 7,000 people came out and I spent most of the day shooting this t-shirt gun.”
3. Fools Gold House Party
Where: Fool's Gold House Party. Venice, CA. “Last year I started a tradition of doing a Fool's Gold House Party Tour - literally taking over people's houses, getting all up in your living room, invading your basement and probably upsetting your parents. It was such a nice change of pace to play these small spaces that I decided to do it again this year and brought along some friends including Donnis and Salva. This photo was taken in the basement of an office complex in Venice, CA.”
4. 1Oak (1)
Where: 1Oak (1), Las Vegas, NV. November 12, 2013.
“My artist Danny Brown and I did a five city tour called the Double Trouble tour. On the last date we played in Vegas at 1Oak and my buddy Alesso came to see the show. He's an amazing Swedish producer and DJ too, and he was really digging our hip-hop set. The ratchet levels were pretty high that night.”
5. 1Oak (2)
Where: 1Oak (2), Las Vegas, NV. November 12, 2013.
“Here's a pic of Danny and I on the last date of our tour. He was performing one of the songs I produced for him.”
6. The Light
Where: The Light, Las Vegas, NV. November 20, 2013.
“The Light is the most impressive new club that opened this year in America. It has these amazing video walls that wrap around the insides of the club, it's super high tech. The art direction is done by Cirque du Soleil and the club fits at least 2,500 people. I play there every month.”
January 30, 2014 via Pepsi