Thursday, May 04, 2006
The Rub & A-Trak stop in Philly
The Rub & A-Trak passed through on Sunday on their Sunglasses is A Must Tour thanks to PaperStreet. The Walnut Room had an interesting crowd as half seemed to be there for the tour and the other half were there for their usual Sunday night martinis. Regardless, them dudes did their thing and real heads know the deal.
A-Trak, Cosmo and Ayres were already on when I got there. The setup they have is nothing short of amazing. They have "four turntables, four computers (three Serato & one Ableton), a loop pedal, three mixers and a sampler." The three of them were rocking the tables etc. doing live remixes.
A-Trak would then do a solo show demonstrating his skills that earned him a DMC World champion title at the age of 15. Next up were special guests Cuiziner and Orgasmic who performed a handful of songs. The beats were good, the performance was good, I just wish I knew French.
Back to the The Rub and A-Trak performing the rest of the night. Meanwhile Michael Mayo aka DJ Butch Mayo was there shooting footage for his upcoming documentary Philasophical chronicling the Philadelphia DJ scene. More on that in the future. Cosmo and Ayres ended up playing past 2, after the lights came on. They just kept dropping funky track after funky track.
I shot some video from the night, check it out here here. Pictures are here (with guest shots from Trigger)
Simplefly put up pictures here and clip of A-Trak doing his thing.
If that wasn't enough we have tour diaries from Ayres and A-Trak
And for good measure to make up for not posting this until days later Bonde do Role - Melo do tabaco (A-trak remix) direct from the much improved and updated Mad Decent website
Also check out this sampler from Cuiziner's mixtape