Having navigated the hip hop and electronic music scenes for over 15 years, A-Trak has established himself as a trusted collaborator to some of their most sought-after figures. This year may prove to see his greatest triumphs yet with a hat trick of projects that only he could pull off, all coming out by the Spring. The Fool’s Gold head honcho is presenting a full-fleged Cam’ron & A-Trak EP, announcing a new production supergroup with Atlanta beatsmith Lex Luger, and unleashing the long awaited Duck Sauce LP alongside Armand Van Helden.
The throne for New York rap hasn’t been claimed since Cam’ron’s Dipset crew rolled out the pink Range 10 years ago, and Cam clearly hasn’t lost a step. The upcoming Federal Reserve EP is a welcome return to form for Killa, facilitated by A-Trak’s anthemic production. With the help of executive producer Damon Dash (yes, you’ve read right), the EP also reunites Cam with with fellow Diplomats Jim Jones and Juelz Santana.
As if this wasn’t enough, A-Trak unearthed the elusive architect of rap’s — and trap’s — 808-heavy sound, and formed the Low Pros project with Lex Luger, known for his speaker-shattering production for Waka Flocka Flame, Juicy J and Rick Ross. Expect guest spots from the likes of Young Thug, Travi$ Scott and Juvenile on here.
And finally, after delivering one of 2013’s most critically acclaimed BBC Essential Mix and primed for a memorable slot at this year’s Coachella festival, Duck Sauce is ready for its baby to hatch.
Following up the VMA-nominated video for first single “It’s You”, the album Quack will be released this Spring.
In the meantime, A-Trak and Armand decided to give away 4 tracks from their vault this week. Grab the free Duck Droppings
And preview the first snippet of the Cam’ron & A-Trak EP: