You know there’s something wrong with the world when Skrillex–not to say he isn’t talented–wins Grammys and a guy like Amtrac can’t even get 2,000 listens on most of his SoundCloud tracks. Lets change that.
Amtrac is, in a way, in the world of dance music,synonymous with modern day “blues.” His productions penetrate the surface, evoking deep, often intertwining feelings. The diverse sound he curates changes from song to song. He’s experimental. His productions range from disco-based to dub-infused. But all of these works have a very similar quality: they’re exotic and they own. Amtrac’s productions do what all good music does: deport you to an alternative reality where nothing else really exists.
When I hear the following song by Amtrac, all the bullshit and stress fade to the back burner as the first bell jingles.
A rollercoaster of pure bliss.
The next notable track by Amtrac–and my personal favorite–is a more upbeat tune featuring some sultry vocals from Jenna O’Gara. I’ve got no idea who she is and even less idea why she hasn’t been featured on any other tracks I can find. She kills this one.
With two EPs and an LP to his name already, I expect it’s only a matter of time until Amtrac explodes into the mainstream. With a headlining performance (alongside legend Louis La Roche) at his Super Music Group’s showcase in Ultra last week, that time could be coming sooner rather than later. Or he could just shave half his head, grow a mullet, and start chain-smoking cigarettes.
p.s. I’ve yet to see the Miami-based maestro perform live yet, but based on this live podcast he put on, he puts on quite the show.
Come to LA already, man. You are loved.