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A-Trak: “You never want to become the guy who is too nostalgic.”

DJ Experience, Interviews, News | Feb 17, 2017

A-Trak: “You never want to become the guy who is too nostalgic.”

A-Trak’s latest interview brings up a question that many club DJs could be struggling with. He states, “You never want to become the guy who is too nostalgic.” But isn’t a bit of nostalgia a good thing?

According to A-Trak having too much nostalgia, at least as a DJ, will make you become a ‘legacy act’. His statement is directed at club DJs, specifically club DJs who spin hip-hop. A-Trak goes on to say that hip-hop music goes through a reinvention every three to five years, so it’s imperative to remain on the cutting edge of what’s new.

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A-Trak at Bang Bang on an S9 with custom BPM Supreme skin

 

A-Trak’s remarks comes from a question that asks about the short shelf-life of club music and how much of what was top 40 can fade so quickly in just a few short years. 


What do you think? Should more club DJs take the A-Trak approach or embrace their nostalgia? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Watch the whole interview on Montreal Gazette.

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