It was almost a year ago that County Grind first crossed paths with Amtrac, a DJ turned artist with Kentucky ties who has made his way in the Miami nightlife scene. He was hooked up with last year's inaugural Dancegiving Festival in Fort Lauderdale, and his profile can only rise with Tuesday's official release of his debut album, Came Along.
The title track from the album splits the difference between the stylish pop of Phoenix and the skittering electronic music that thuds out of Miami clubs where Amtrac spins. Clearly, he's hungry for an audience that can imbibe in the music beyond just the hours of 2 and 6 a.m.
Download: "Came Along"
Yet another song from the album, "Heart's Not Made of Gold," experiences several masterful misdirections -- our favorites at 1:29 and 2:20.
Pick up a digital copy of Came Along here
for immediate gratification, or be among the first 100 people to arrive
at Grand Central on Saturday for the album's release party.
Amtrac Album Release Party. With DJ sets by Derek Walin, Nick Daniels, Jordan Marc, and Mike Deuce. 11 p.m. Saturday, October 1, at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Tickets cost $10. Click here.
Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.