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.
AMTRAC - CAME ALONG by AMTRAC
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.
AMTRAC - HEART'S NOT MADE OF GOLD by AMTRAC
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.