((Amtrac)) Band Profile and Upcoming Chicago Concerts - Oh My Rockness

I don't know anything about Amtrac (other than that he's a dude, he's a producer, and he's from either Kentucky or Miami, or both?). But I just had to write something about this guy after hearing his remix of Chromatics' "Bird of Paradise." Because friends, this is one of the best remixes I've heard in a long, long, time.

In fact, it might be the best I've heard since Fred Falke's remix of Grizzly Bear's "Two Weeks" and that was a.) a few years ago and b.) an absolute modern day remix classic.

Now, it helps that this Chromatics song in question was good to begin with. After all, you can't put lipstick on a pig, right guys? Right, guys? Guys? But I wouldn't call the original version a JAM, you know? I'd call it a hauntingly slow-paced pop song that makes me sleepy. So it's amazing that Amtrac turns THAT into a JAM. I love when that happens. And it doesn’t happen too often.

So therefore, that's why I'm writing about someone I know next to nothing about. But Amtrac's jam tells me all I really need to know, bros. This jam holds the secret to EVERYTHING.

Published May 3, 2012



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