Amtrac – Walkin’


I’ll never forget the first time I heard Amtrac. I happened to be reading a post from another blog (imagine that) on his Hey There Kiddo mixtape last year. I immediately vibed with his interesting choice of samples, his disco/funk undertones but, most notably, his creative take on house music. I find that especially as tech and deep house becomes more and more popular, the sound is starting to mesh together, often for the worse. Amtrac, while I wouldn’t classify him as either of those genres (or any genre) per se, his productions consistently offer one of the most unique perspectives I’ve heard on modern day “house music” and no two sounds sound the same. This year, his fanbase has seen enormous growth for his work on remixes for Ellie Goulding, Alex Metric and The Knocks, not to mention his phenomenal The Scheme EP (free download and STRONGLY recommended). Having received support from artists like Viceroy and A-Trak, his talent is not going unrecognized, evidenced by the 60K plays he’s managed to rack up on his latest original “Walkin'” in the past 5 days. “Walkin'” is another eclectic track showcasing what makes Amtrac a very special producer indeed: featuring a boisterous and groovy male vocal sample and jivey basslines, it’d be impossible to deny his unique sound. As most of his music, he offers this one up for free download, so throw this guy in your iPod immediately.