Interview: A-Trak talks about breaking artists and why “It’s Cool to Be Weird Now”

A-Trak

A-Trak spoke with Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning radio show about the open-format nature of his Fool’s Gold label, “Day Off” festival and the generation of modern music fans.

“As DJs, my partner Nick Catchdubs and I, we wanted to create a label that stood for what we play in our sets, which is not just one thing,” A-Trak told Ebro. “The whole idea of mixing up hip-hop releases and electronic releases, it just felt like it hadn’t been done at the time.”

A-Trak said that today’s fans are more eclectic than previous generations. “I think that everybody listens to more than just one thing. It’s not like back in the day in the ’90s either you listened to Joy Division or you listened to BDP or KRS-One. Those crowds didn’t really [mix].”

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