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For a guy from Kentucky by way of Miami, Amtrac surely has an impeccably tight grasp on modern day dance music. Adding to his discography which already includes an album, some EPs, and about 30 remixes comes a four track EP titled The Scheme via Super Music Group. What really sticks out on this EP is Amtrac’s close attention to detail in the looping and pitch shifting of his vocals, which are very reminiscent to the legend MK‘s. If you’re going to be in Miami for WMC in March, Amtrac will be playing our party at Bardot alongside Alex Metric, Oliver, Aeroplane, UZ, and Destructo. You can pick up pre-sale tickets for that event here.

For a lesson in diversity in dance music, one should look no further than AMTRAC’s SoundCloud.  AMTRAC is one of the few producers out there whose original & remix work genre-hop seamlessly and effortlessly.  When listening to AMTRAC’s work, you get the feeling that he doesn’t purposefully set a course for a particular sound.  There’s a sense that the end result of every track he produces is a natural progression of ideas that always seem to work well for whatever style the track ends up being.

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It’s been a journey. Since its inception in the summer of 2010, our longest lasting weekly feature, The Dirt, has brought a staggering amount of free music to the masses, and we’re proud to still be here 100 editions and 100 Dirt Babes in the books. It’s a tough feat to get these tracks together each week (probably why we have some gaps in the mix here and there, apologies), but it’s been an amazing experience sharing music with all of you, which, of course, is the main reason why we’re here.

We wanted to put together something special for the centennial episode, so 11 of our writers have included 2 songs each — one from one of the 99 past Dirts that we’ve posted and any other song that we felt was exceptional enough to make the cut of such an outstanding post. We hope you enjoy these as much as we enjoyed putting them together. Here’s to another 100. Continue Reading

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! As you sit back and relax with good food, family and friends check out this newest installment of The Dirt by Tre and yours truly. This week we have a groovy mix that features a lil bit of everything. From House, to dub, Acid House and some dark electro, this line up is perfect for an afternoon of recovery and rallying before all the Turkey parties start!

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We kick off this first week of november with a long awaited release from the phenom AMTRAC – his newest single EP ‘Those Days’ along with 3 successfully diverse remixes from Kreap, Drel, and the infamous summertime wizard Viceroy. Each take the haunting yet soulful vocals and provided awesome renditions of the disco house spirited track, but I still favor the original mix for its big piping bassline and club fitting house appeal.

Listen to the (4) versions below, and grab them all for FREE!

AMTRAC – THOSE DAYS by AMTRAC

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Happy monday dirty dancers! Don’t get down on your long week just yet – we have something special to get you through your busy days… After dropping the video teaser last week, GDD is proud to unveil Amtrac‘s new Hey There Kiddo Mixtape. This exclusive is over an hour of fresh original production by the Kentucky based wonder – featuring (16) tracks that spill disco infused club-driven house all along the way. So jump on the Amtrac, and get groovin on the train headed straight for Friday.
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After a massive performance at HARD Summer Music Festival, we’re teaming up with Louisville-based producer Amtrac to bring you his forthcoming ‘Hey There Kiddo’ mixtape exclusively on GDD. Check out the video preview above, which teases in tracks and samples from the mix w/ subliminal imagery that gives you feel of a vintage public service announcement.

RELEASE DATE: 9/10/12

 

In trying to keep up with the boys out in LA, I’ve been busy in trying to organize more GDD events in Miami. Our weekly Slap & Tickle party on Tuesday’s at Electric Pickle has become quite a hot little dance party (maybe in part to $2 tequila shots) that’s encouraged me to get some more events happening. On Thursday, GDD teams up with the good folks at Poplife, Super Music Group, and Grand Central to bring you two rooms of good vibes. Amtrac and Brass Knuckles will be headlining the main room, and I’ll be headlining upstairs in The Garret, debuting a bunch of new stuff I’ve been trying to finish before WMC. The show is 21+ and starts at 11pm. Pick up pre-sale tickets here.

LAMB – BUTTERFLY EFFECT (AMTRAC REMIX) by AMTRAC

After seeing Amtrac play some feel-good disco sets in Miami, I was definitely not expecting the music video that he co-directed for his track ‘I’m All Yours‘ to be so awesomely apocalyptic and dark. Showing the depth of his talent, he specifically scored the sound to fit the creepy mood of the video, which I thought was pretty incredible. I’ve been told by his manager that he has a lot of new material coming out this year that I can’t wait to hear.

AMTRAC – I’M ALL YOURS by AMTRAC

It’s not very often that I’m out having a cocktail and someone’s music is so inspiring that it makes me want to put down my drink and spend all night in the studio. At Amtrac‘s release party in Miami a few months ago, he did just that. And I certainly wasn’t expecting a kid from Kentucky to produce such an interesting variety of great dance tracks. Thankfully for those who don’t have the cash to be purchasing music, he put his entire LP Came Along up on Soundcloud.

CAME ALONG – LP by AMTRAC