#098 A-Trak
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Where do you go when you reach the top at the age of 15? The world of turntablism can seem somewhat murky to the untrained eye. What's up with all that competing? Where does it fit in to the culture of dancefloors and clubs? And what has the decline of vinyl DJing meant for the whole thing? A-Trak won the DMC World Championship way before he was old enough to set foot in a nightclub. He then embarked on a truly unique career which has seen him supporting Usher in arenas as Kanye West's tour DJ, produce genuine hit records with Armand Van Helden, and maintain a top level status on the international circuit for over two decades. As well as running a label for 15 years.  So there was lots to talk about, and we dig into the details of turntablist culture, the challenges of maintaining a varied music career, the changing nature of the industry, and a lot of other things too.  This conversation touched on areas which we haven't covered on the podcast before, and includes some really fascinating insights into a slightly different culture.  If you're into what we're doing here on the pod then you can support the show on Patreon! There are two tiers - "Solidarity" for $4 a month, which features regular bonus podcasts and extra content. And "Musicality" which for a mere $10 a month gets you all the music we release on Hotflush and affiliate labels AND other music too, some of which never comes out anywhere else. You can also make a one-off donation to the podcast using either a credit or debit card, or with Paypal. Head over to scubaofficial.io/support. Plus there's also a private area for Patreon supporters in the Hotflush Discord Server... but anyone can join the conversation there in the public channels, so please do! Listen to all (most of) the music discussed on the show via the Not A Diving Podcast Spotify playlist Follow Scuba: twitter instagram bandcamp spotify apple music beatport Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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