How A-Trak Went From Teenaged Battle Champ To Global Ambassador of DJ Culture | Blueprint

As a kid, A-Trak was a natural turntablist who became a five-time world champion by age 18. His love for DJing and knack for remixes put him in connection with Kanye West at a pivotal time in both their careers. He would go on to launch Fool’s Gold Records and enjoy tremendous success due to the global popularity of EDM, while continuing to reinvent himself.

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A-Trak: The ComplexCon Interview

Ten years after its founding, Fool's Gold Records is stronger than ever. With a roster that balances household names like Danny Brown with new talent like Leaf and G-Worthy, what started as a label has grown into something much more.  

That much became clear when founder and legendary DJ A-Trak took over the P&P stage at ComplexCon. A parade of new voices graced the stage, and Jinx caught up with A-Trak backstage after the performance. Watch A-Trak's ComplexCon interview above to learn what it takes to run a successful label, where he earned his reputation as a DJ, and how festival culture changed everything. Catch up on the rest of our ComplexCon coverage below:

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