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  • 06/10/2008

A-Trak Preps Nike+ Original Run Song

The mix drops June 24 and will be available exclusively in the Nike Sport Music section of iTunes.

Montreal-born, New York-based producer A-Trak will tackle the fourth installment of Nike's Original Run series, which, for the last few years, has commissioned producers to create a single, continuous track supposedly fit for one's iPod when running on a treadmill.

LCD Soundsytem interpreted that concept with a disco-flavored dance mix back in 2005. Aesop Rock followed up with hip-hop. For his mix, turntable master and Fool's Gold boss A-Trak married his synth-heavy electro and bumping hip-hop tastes together for the 45-minute composition.

"I wanted this record to showcase my current style, but I also didn't want to stray from hip-hop completely," he said in a recent press release. "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 mix drops June 24 and will be available exclusively in the Nike Sport Music section of iTunes.

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