|Birth name||Alain Macklovitch|
|Born||March 30, 1982|
|Origin||Montréal, Quebec, Canada|
|Genres||Electro house, hip hop|
|Associated acts||Kanye West, Boys Noize, Kid Cudi, Armand Van Helden, Jay-Z, Juicy J, Danny Brown, DJ Craze, Kid Sister, Travis Barker, Duck Sauce|
Life and career
Born in Montréal, Quebec and based in New York City, New York, A-Trak was the first DJ to win all three major DJ competition titles (DMC, ITF and Vestax), as well as being the first DJ to win five World Championships. He won the DMC World DJ Championship in 1997 at the age of 15, making him the youngest and first Canadian winner of the competition. He was an honorary member of the prestigious, now defunct DJ crew Invisibl Skratch Piklz, and a member of The Allies alongside frequent collaborator DJ Craze.
Macklovitch is the younger brother of David Macklovitch of the Montreal-based band Chromeo, with whom he ran the record label Audio Research from 1997–2007. He, along with Nick Catchdubs then founded the Fool's Gold Records label in 2007.
In the late 90's A-Trak developed a notation system for scratching. He gave a lecture about it at the Skratchcon 2000 conference and published an article in Tablist Magazine. He has also appeared on the cover of multiple magazines including Billboard, URB (twice), BPM and Status.
In 2004 Kanye West recruited him as his personal tour DJ, and he has worked closely with him ever since, including performances alongside the US rapper at MTV specials, the Grammy Awards, multiple MTV Video Music Awards, and worldwide stadium shows. A-Trak also recorded scratches on Kanye West’s second and third studio albums Late Registration in 2005 and Graduation in 2007, and was an influence on the overall sound of the latter.
Over the years he has endorsed several brands including Serato Scratch Live,Rane DJ equipment, as well as clothing companies; Zoo York,Lifted Research Group and Circa. In addition to endorsing outside brands, A-Trak himself has become a streetwear culture icon, collaborating with Nike, New Era, Kidrobot, and Zoo York. A-Trak also has a collaborative clothing line called “Sunglasses is a Must,” and released his own toy "Grateful Bear" with Kid Robot in 2009.
He is known for merging the sounds of rap and electronic music through his remix work, his 2007 CD Dirty South Dance, his production for Kid Sister and Lupe Fiasco, and his remixes for electronic artists including MSTRKRFT and Boys Noize. The hit single by Kid Cudi, "Day 'n' Night", was released on an EP by A-Trak's label Fool's Gold.
In 2009, A-Trak collaborated with Armand Van Helden to form a disco house production duo under the stage name Duck Sauce. They released "aNYway" in October on Ministry of Sound. Other Duck Sauce tracks include "Grand Steppin", "The Motion", "You're Nasty", "Big Bad Wolf" and "Barbra Streisand". Duck Sauce has achieved massive success worldwide including reaching the top chart position in twelve countries and attaining the coveted #1 spot on the US Dance Billboard charts.
In February 2013, A-Trak released the video for his "Piss Test" remix off of the Fool's Gold album. The video features appearances by Jim Jones, Juicy J, A$AP Ferg, El-P, Flatbush Zombies, Flosstradamus and is directed by Shomi Patwary. 
- 1997 : Technics / DMC World Champion (15 years old – youngest ever)
- 1998 : Technics / DMC World 2nd Runner Up
- 1999 : ITF World Champion (Advancement category)
- 1999 : ITF Western Hemisphere Scratching Champion
- 1999 : Vestax World DJ Extravaganza Champion
- 2000 : ITF World Champion (Advancement category)
- 2000 : DMC Team Champion (with DJ Craze)
- Gangsta Breaks (12")
- Buck Tooth Wizards (CD)
- Enter Ralph Wiggum (7")
- Monkey Boy Breaks (12")
- Don't Fool With The Dips (12")
- Oh No You Didn't! Live From Vancouver (CD)
- Drive Slow Mixtape w/ GLC (CD)
- Sunglasses Is A Must (2006) (DVD)
- Dirty South Dance (CD), Obey's 4th mixtape, limited to 5000 copies.
- Running Man: Nike+ Original Run (2008) (Exclusive to iTunes)
- FabricLive.45 (April 2009) (CD)
- Infinity+1 (2009) (CD)
- Dirty South Dance 2 (2010)
- "Ray Ban Vision" feat. CyHi Da Prynce (2010)
- "Stingray" w/ Zinc (2011)
- "Warrior" with Mark Foster and Kimbra (2012)
- "Piss Test" feat. Juicy J & Danny Brown (2012)
- "Ray Ban Vision" (2012)
- "Money Makin'" w/ Dillon Francis (2012)
- "Like the dancefloor'" w/ Zinc feat. Natalie Storm (2012)
- "Tuna Melt EP" (2012)
- "Landline" feat.GTA
- "Landline 2.0" feat.GTA (Adidas Originals 2013)
- Laidback Luke & Sander van Doorn – Who's Wearing The Cap (A-Trak Remix)
- Kanye West – Stronger (A-Trak Remix)
- Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix, Radio Edit, and Dub)
- Tiga – What U Need (A-Trak Remix)
- Robyn – Indestructible (A-Trak Remix and Radio Edit)
- MSTRKRFT – Bounce (A-Trak Remix)
- Sebastien Tellier – Kilometer (A-Trak Remix)
- Boys Noize – Oh! (A-Trak Remix)
- Digitalism – Idealistic (A-Trak Remix)
- The Count & Sinden – Beeper (A-Trak Remix)
- Justice – D.A.N.C.E (A-Trak Remix) [For DJ Hero 2 Only]
- Naughty By Nature "O.P.P" vs. Jackson 5 "ABC" (A-Trak Remix) [DJ Hero 2 Only]
- The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love? (A-Trak Remix)
- Martin Solveig - The Night Out (A-Trak Remix)
- Surkin - Never Let Go (A-Trak Remix)
- Justice - New Lands (A-Trak Remix)
- Zedd - Spectrum (A-Trak & Clockwork Remix)
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