Jan 18, 2015


I had the privilege of attending the Igloofest kickoff with A-Trak among the night's headliners.

The lesson was learned on the night of my first Igloofest to dress extremely warm. I wore my warmest winter coat, a tradition I would follow up to this year.

A-Trak was already on the stage by the time I finally made it to join the large partying crowd.

Before 2011 ended, I was lucky to have found a copy of Sunglasses is a Must, the comprehensive and entertaining look into A-Trak’s rise to prominence. It is interesting to note his transition from hip hop DJ dynamo to dancefloor groove director. Although my transition mirrors his by my now incorporating electronic music in my repertoire, I knew next to none of A-Trak’s set with the exception of two songs.

I was caught up in taking photos and watching the youthful crowd dance around me for most of my time at Igloofest but was not that pre-occupied to wonder when Barbra Streisand was going to drop. The answer arrived at the end of A-Trak’s set when he brought the song in. I was very happy to hear it as was the crowd swarming me.

I thank the good people of Igloofest for putting together the best and only reason to party in the Montreal winter cold.

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