Genre: Hip-Hop / Electro
“When I was 13 I took my bar mitzvah money and bought myself some turntables and a mixer. I practiced for about 18 hours a day. Then I came out of my basement, packed my lunch and won a bunch of world championships.”
Montreal’s very own A-Trak (aka Alain Macklovitch) has been an acclaimed turntablist for eleven years, winning his first competition at the DMC’s World DJ Championship when he was just fifteen years old in 1997. He was both the youngest and the first Canadian to ever take home the prize. After breaking through that glass ceiling- he didn’t stop, also being the first to win all three major DJ competition titles (DMC, ITF and Vestax) and the first to win five world championships.