The UO Nice List: A-Trak
Find out what the incredibly talented DJ A-Trak is asking for this holiday season, what he's looking most forward to in the year 2013, and who he plans to kiss on NYE (sorry ladies, he's taken!).
Hi, I am A-Trak. I like The Simpsons, rap music, and ketchup. I live in New York and am originally from Montreal. My brother is in Chromeo and I have a label called Fools Gold. I also have a group called Duck Sauce with Armand Van Helden. We made a few songs for that and one got nominated for a Grammy but we lost :(. It's cool though because we have an album coming out next year.
What do you love/loathe most about the holidays?
Sweaters... and sweaters.
What’s your gift-giving style? Personalized presents, or a Starbucks card for everyone?
Personal and low-key.
What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
What’s the worst gift you’ve ever received?
A weird shampoo
If you could ask for anything this year (and money is no object) what would you ask for?
Happiness, health and peace for everyone out there. If I have to answer selfishly then I guess I'd like an armadillo.
What is your favorite holiday tradition that you share with friends or family?
I always host a big dinner at my house in New York. My friend Elliot cooks and all the people I love who I don't get to see come around to eat and hang out.
What’s your favorite holiday snack or food?
Without looking it up, what are the ingredients in eggnog?
Egg and nog and rum?
Any idea how you will spend New Year’s Eve this year?
Playing in San Francisco getting hyphy.
If you could be any character from a holiday movie, who would you be and why?
The old guy in Eight Crazy Nights, I just like his vibe.
If you could plant a New Year’s kiss on your dream crush, who would that be and why?
"Buffalo Stance"-era Neneh Cherry. Actually nah, just my girl, that's more sincere.
What was your proudest moment from this past year?
I think my Tuna Melt EP, I got to work with great people who love what they do. That or the Fools Gold 5 Year anniversary party. We had Ghostface!
What are you looking forward to most about 2013?
The Duck Sauce album, making more songs, new Danny Brown songs... there's too much to list.