Use the myspace password "murder" to receive $10 ticks...Wednesday, April 16
Fool’s Gold & Dim Mak Present...
Screaming Bloody Murder Tour...
PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS
18 & over
Doors: 8pm / Show: 8pm
Wednesday, April 16, Fool’s Gold & Dim Mak present the Screaming Bloody Murder Tour with A-Trak, Sinden, Steve Aoki, Sammy Bannanas and Kid Cudi. A-Trak (aka Alain Macklovitch) got his start in the world of turntablism at the ripe young age of 13 when he bought a pair of turntables and a mixer with money from his Bar Mitzvah. At the age of 15 this still-underage DJ from Montreal, Canada won the DMC's World DJ Championship in 1997, the youngest recipient to ever win this award. By the time he legally became an adult not only had he won all three major DJ championships (ITF, DMC, and Vestax World Extravaganza) but had also performed at clubs and music festivals around the world, including stints in Australia, Japan, South Africa, and Norway. After winning a few more DJ championships in 2000 A-Trak decided to retire from the turntable-battling scene and focus more on his on musical projects, including his label Audio Research that he ran with his brother (Dave One from synth-pop duo Chromeo). Throughout the next four years A-Trak worked on a variety of projects with underground hip-hop groups such as Non-Phixion and Stones Throw Records label head Peanut Butter Wolf.
In May of 2004 A-Trak was spotted performing at a record store in London by Chicago’s own Kanye West, who pulled him on board for his North American tour and eventually made him his permanent touring DJ. As of late, A-Trak is working on developing his new label, Fool's Gold, which is co-run by DJ Nick Catchdubs and has released tracks by such artists as Kid Sister, A-Trak himself, and Sammy Bananas. This tour features other Fool’s Gold and Dim Mak artists and epitomizes the philosophy behind the label – bringing together friends to have fun and work on music. In 2007 he released his mixtape Dirty South Dance--a series of mash-ups of dirty south hip-hop anthems with underground electro-house tracks--to much critical acclaim despite its limited pressing. A-Trak has recently been focusing on a remix project that will include remixes of Bonde do Role, Architecture in Helsinki, Kanye West, Simian Mobile Disco, Digitalism, and Boys Noize among others. April 16, this multi-talented artist performs live on the Metro stage. Tickets are $15. The show is 18 & over and starts at 8pm.