A-Trak teamed up with New York house legend Todd Terry for the new single "DJs Gotta Dance More” out today on Fool's Gold.
“This song is an ode to record-digging and bedroom beatmaking,” says A-Trak. “I met Todd through my Duck Sauce partner Armand Van Helden. I’ve always seen both of them as my spiritual godfathers. We share a tradition of bringing the hip hop ethos to house music. Getting to work with my heroes is a real privilege to me. In a way this is a song by DJs, for DJs.”
Terry's gravelly voice provides the perfect guide for the house track. The positive message directs artists and fans to keep house music alive and thriving by pushing boundaries and respecting the scene.
It's the first-ever collaboration between the pioneering Terry (responsible for three decades of club classics from Jungle Brothers' "I'll House You" to iconic remixes for Everything But The Girl, Bjork and Daft Punk) and A-Trak.
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This track is beautiful and vibey, listen up: