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A-Trak x NIKEiD Nike+ Running Man the Album Dunk Highs

Hot on the heels of critically acclaimed original releases by The Crystal Method, LCD Soundsystem and Aesop Rock, DJ/producer A-Trak joins forces with Nike to launch his debut record Running Man: Nike+ Original Run as the next release for the Nike+ Original Run Series. The Montreal native produced this 45-minute composition specifically for runners, gradually building from a warm-up period, incorporating an extended middle section that finds a pavement-pounding groove, and ending with a downtempo closure for cooling down. A highlight from the beginning segment, “Say Whoa,” will serve as A-Trak’s inaugural artist single, offered exclusively by Nike Sport Music. The mix also features a show-stopping appearance by recently hyped Fool’s Gold signee Kid Cudi.
To celebrate the A-Trak and Nike Sports Music’s “Running Man: Nike+ Original Run” Album, KATC will be giving away a Grand Prize of one pair of A-Trak designed NIKEiD Dunk Highs (pictured above and after the jump) and three runner up prizes of free Running Man iTunes Download cards (cards grant free access to download the “Running Man album”).
To enter this contest, send an email to, subject line “A-Trak x NIKEiD” with your full name and sneaker size. This contest is open to registered KATC members only. The contest closes on August 26th and the winner will be announced in the September episode of the KATC StockRoom.
The Running Man: Nike+ Original Run produced by A-Trak is available now on [iTunes]
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The music on Running Man: Nike+ Original Run – a mix of electro and hip-hop – is ideal for a workout, but could certainly find popularity in clubland with its synth-heavy loops, deep bass, and thumping beats. A new approach to producing music, constructing the record around a long track for running, offered a unique challenge for A-Trak: “Making a 45-minute piece was interesting in terms of arrangement,” he says. “Here, a guy is running and it’s all about pacing. You want to keep him in the zone, you want to keep his attention, but at the same time there’s much more room to spread out than on a record I might produce for a club.”
“I’ve been mostly working on up-tempo electro tracks as of late, but my background is hip-hop and I think you can hear it in my choice of sounds,” continues A-Trak. “I wanted this record to showcase my current style, but I also didn’t want to stray away from hip-hop completely. That’s why you find guest rap verses, plenty of chopped and screwed vocals, and a hefty dose of drum breaks that are surely more block party than Ibiza.”
The original mix is part of the run-up to The Nike+ Human Race, the world’s largest one-day running event. On August 31, 2008, an expected one million runners in 25 cities across the globe will partake in a 10k that combines the power of running and music through sport and also gives participants the chance to run for a cause and support charities who have a positive impact on the world. At 45 minutes long, Running Man: Nike+ Original Run is ideal background music for runners looking to mix things up while training for the event.
The fourth installment of the Nike+ Original Run series, A-Trak’s Running Man: Nike+ Original Run is available exclusively in the Nike Sport Music section of the iTunes Store for $9.99.
A-Trak x NIKEiD Nike+ Running Man the Album
A-Trak x NIKEiD Nike+ Running Man the Album
A-Trak x NIKEiD Nike+ Running Man the Album


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