Jo’burg and Cape Town were treated to a ‘#5GumExperience: Terror Island’ teaser in the form of a sensory stimulating bus ride on Sunday and last night, respectively. Followers of @5GumSA and fans of the Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/5GumSA could track the bus via mobile geolocation, jump aboard the ride, and were plugged into a 3D audio journey to reveal details of the next #5GumExperience. Those of you fortunate enough to find the bus were rewarded for your efforts with tickets to the gigs.
It’s official, and 5 Gum is pleased to announce that A-trak and Hudson Mohawke (HudMo) will stimulate your senses at a #5GumExperience at two new, secret locations – October 26 in Jozi, and October 27 in Cape Town.
As with previous #5GumExperience events, you won’t be able to buy tickets to attend – you will have to listen to the 3D audio journey via Facebook, with headphones (VERY IMPORTANT) here if you are on a desktop (http://bit.ly/5gumfb) and here (http://bit.ly/5gummobi) if you are reading this via mobile and only then can you apply for tickets. The app went live at 12pm yesterday.
Website - http://djatrak.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/atrak
Twitter – @atrak - http://twitter.com/atrak
Live Performances - http://djatrak.com/live/
Music Videos - http://djatrak.com/music-videos/
Soundcloud Page - http://soundcloud.com/a-trak
Very few DJs can jump from club sets to high-profile festival performances, to Kanye West’s larger-than-life stadium shows with ease. In today’s DJ culture, A-Trak holds a truly unique place. He and partner Nick Catchdubs founded America’s most trendsetting new label, Fool’s Gold, launching the careers of artists such as Kid Sister and Kid Cudi. Fool’s Gold’s mission to merge all aspects of club music was already outlined in Trizzy’s original mixtape manifesto, Dirty South Dance, which set the tone for his own production. He is now one of the most sought- after remixers in electronic music, and his remixes for the likes of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Boys Noize have become undeniable mainstays in DJ sets the world over.
2009 saw the release of two critically acclaimed DJ mixes, Infinity +1 and Fabriclive 45, as well as the birth of Duck Sauce, his collaboration with Armand Van Helden. The duo’s radio smash “aNYway” cemented itself as the dance anthem of the year, A-Trak’s first true chart-topper with two videos in international rotation and across-the-board support from Pete Tong to Busy P, David Guetta to 2manydjs. Duck Sauce’s 2010 follow up “Barbra Streisand” was even bigger, a whistling pop sensation that accumulated over 60 million YouTube views of its star-studded video while hitting platinum heights around the globe. They even covered it on X-Factor and Glee! Not bad for a kid whom many viewed as a 90’s turntablism prodigy. After taking home every DJ title known to man before he could shave, A-Trak toured the world, first alongside Q-Bert’s Invisibl Skratch Piklz and then with Craze and the Allies. In 2004, he was hand-picked by Kanye to be his tour DJ. A near decade of youthful meanderings was captured on his acclaimed DVD Sunglasses Is A Must.
Hudson Mohawke (HudMo):
Website - http://hudsonmohawke.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/hudsonmohawke
Twitter – @hudmo - https://twitter.com/HudMo
Youtube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/hudmovision
Soundcloud Page - http://soundcloud.com/hudsonmohawke
Hip Hop has always been at Birchard?s beating heart. A champion DJ by 15 he emerged in his late teens as Hudson Mohawke, a founding member of the record label LuckyMe at the creative nexus of Glasgow’s electronic scene – a neo-noir comic book character determined to redefine the ‘super producer’: a role where the underground is the mainstream and the rule book fits in 140 characters or less.
Hudson Mohawke or HudMo, as he is affectionately known, has been a name present in hotlists since his first LP outting ‘Butter’ back in 2009, but it appears 2012 is his brightest yet. New credits seem to emerge daily from the highest ranks of the majors. He’s tasted the US Billboard charts with one of the year?s best received EPs as TNGHT (alongside Montreal’s Lunice). With recent love from Rolling Stone, Fader, NME, Spin, The Guardian, Dazed, The Independent, Vice, Notion, XLR8R, Fact & many more – Hudson Mohawke maintains that holy ground between cult DJ and arena-smashing producer. He packs out shows from Shoreditch to SXSW causing avid moshpits and roadblock queues to a young, smart and open minded audience. Who else today unites the affections of Kanye West to Bjork, Just Blaze to Battles, Drake to Fourtet. This is no longer the hot name we’re waiting for the world to catch up on – from the ground up to the top down people know Hudson Mohawke is ready to change the game.