Amtrac (musician)

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Amtrac
Birth name Caleb Cornett
Born (1987-05-19) May 19, 1987 (age 29)
Morehead, Kentucky, US
Genres
Occupation(s) Producer, musician
Years active 2010–present

Caleb Cornett (born May 19, 1987), better known by his stage name Amtrac, is an American songwriter, producer, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and DJ .[1]

Career[edit]

Born and raised in Morehead, Kentucky, he now lives in Louisville, Kentucky[2] and is signed to Miami, Florida -based management company Super Music Group.[3] His first music video, "Came Along", debuted on MTV's Clubland in October 2011.[4][5]

About the song, tastemaker website RCRDLBL said "Amtrac, the solo project of Kentucky's Caleb Cornett, has just the right mixture of pop and cutting-edge sonics to break through the void. On 'Came Along,' Amtrac guides a rapid, crunchy beat and electric piano figures to a thoroughly mature songwriting space. He's restless, though. This poise quickly evolves into spliced samples flickering across the track in microtonal dots—a true dancefloor deconstruction."[6]

Amtrac played at Detroit Electronic Music Festival, Forecastle Festival and Osheaga Festival in 2013.[7][8][9]

In 2013, Amtrac remixed Kaskade's single "Atmosphere" and the remix was released on Ultra Records. He also appeared on the Atmosphere tour with stops at Brooklyn's Barclay's Center Miami's American Airlines Arena, Navy Pier in Chicago, and Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles.[10]

In 2014, Amtrac played Ultra Music Festival, Mysteryland USA, EDC Las Vegas, Moonrise Festival and supported Kygo on his first tour throughout the US & Europe. He also did a co-headline tour throughout the US with DJ/producer, Kastle, in which they collaborated on single "Hyperspace" in name of the tour. Other music releases in 2015 came as a 2 song EP for Black Book Audio and a single "Those Days" on Mark Knight's Toolroom Records. "Those Days" featured a vocal sample from legend Stevie Wonder and was approved by his team for official release.

In 2015, Amtrac was invited to play on Holy Ship and played BPM Festival in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. He followed up his release on Toolroom Records with a new single for them titled "Hold On", this time featuring a vocal sample from Marvin Gaye. Other festivals played in 2015 included CRSSD Fest in San Diego, Shambhala Festival, Digital Dreams Festival in Toronto, Escapade Festival in Ottawa , Splash House in Palm Springs, Paradiso Festival in Washington state & Your Paradise in FIJI. He closed out 2015 by headed out on tour w. Gorgon City as direct support for their North American tour.

2016 saw Amtrac heading to Asia for Shipsomnia and then straight to Mexico for another play at BPM Festival. He self released his "Lost In Motion" EP in January, which received much praise within the DJ community. He followed the release of the EP with a headline tour of North America. He returned to Miami for WMC and shortly after did his first Mixmag Lab. He returned to EDC Las Vegas and Mysteryland in Bethel Woods, New York. He released a 2 song EP on Kidnap Kid's label "Birds That Fly" in August of 2016 and a few weeks later released another 2 song EP on Waze & Odyssey's label Street Tracks. He joined Pete Tong for the NYC Edition of his All Gone Pete Tong showcase and is slated for upcoming appearances at III Points Festival in Miami.

Amtrac has been mentioned and received praise from publications like Billboard, Pitchfork, Mixmag, MTV, Revolt, Complex & i-D magazine.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "In Love" (2010)
  • "Why You Look So Blue" (2010)
  • "Primal" (2014)
  • "Undefeated" (2014)
  • "Those Days" (2014)
  • "Yep" (with Kaskade) (2014)
  • "Hyperspace" (with Kastle) (2014)
  • "Hold On" (2015)
  • "ELEV8" (2015) (with Alex Metric)
  • "Darkest Sound" (2015)

EPs[edit]

  • "WHY" (2010)
  • "Lost in Motion" (2016)
  • "Running After / No Order" (2016)
  • "Farewell / Renton" (2016)

Albums and mixtapes[edit]

  • "Came Along" (2011)
  • "Hey There Kiddo" (Free Mixtape) (2012)
  • "Hey There Kiddo pt 2" (continuous mix) (2016)

Remixes[edit]

  • "Ellie Herring – What To Know (Amtrac Remix)"
  • "Treasure Fingers – It's Love (Amtrac Remix)"
  • "Oskar – Somebody (Amtrac Remix)"
  • "Kreap – Housebreak (Amtrac Remix)"
  • "Snakadaktal – Dance Bear (Amtrac Remix)"
  • "Telephoned – Last Time (Amtrac Remix)"
  • "Viceroy Feat. Ghost Beach – While Were in Love (Amtrac Remix)"
  • "Milwaukee – Alone (Amtrac Remix)"
  • "Azari & III – Lost in Time (Amtrac Remix)"
  • "Ellie Goulding – Without Your Love (Amtrac Remix)"
  • "Wretch 32 Feat. Shakka – Blackout (Amtrac Remix)"
  • "The Knocks Feat. St. Lucia – Modern Hearts (Amtrac Remix)"
  • "Toyboy & Robin – Jaded (Amtrac Remix)"
  • "The Pass – Without Warning (Amtrac Remix)"
  • "Two Door Cinema Club – Handshake (Amtrac Remix)"
  • "Kaskade – Atmosphere (Amtrac Remix)"
  • "Kill the Noise Feat. Brillz & Minxx – Saturn (Amtrac Remix)"
  • "The Swiss – Kiss to Kiss (Amtrac Remix)"
  • "Duke Dumont Feat. A M E – Need U (100%) (Amtrac Remix)"
  • "Client Liaison – Free of Fear (Amtrac Remix)"
  • "ZHU – Faded (Amtrac Remix)"
  • "Tough Love – Dreams (Amtrac Remix)"
  • "RAC Feat. Matthew Koma – Cheap Sunglasses (Amtrac Remix)"
  • "Shakka – When Will I See You Again (Amtrac Remix)"
  • "Alesso Feat. Tove Lo – Heroes (Amtrac Remix)"
  • "Axwell and Ingrosso – Something New (Amtrac Remix)"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beer-Dietz, Jesse (August 12, 2011). "Wheels 2.0 Catches The Amtrac". Hits Magazine. Retrieved October 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ Oranburg, Scott (November 25, 2010). "Electronic Artist-Producer Amtrac Adds Local Flavor to the Dancegiving Music Festival". Broward Palm Beach New Times. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ "About Us". Super Music Group Official Website. Retrieved October 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Introducing Amtrac". Nerdy Frames. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Amtrac Artists Page". MTV.com. MTV Networks. Retrieved October 27, 2011. 
  6. ^ Maness, Carter. "Download: Amtrac – Came Along". RCRDLBL. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Movement Line up". 2013 Movement Festival. Movement Festival. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  8. ^ "Oshea Festival Lineup". 2013 Osheaga Festival Lineup. Osheaga Festival. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  9. ^ "Forecastle Festival Line up". 2013 Forecastle Festival Line up. Forecastle Festival. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  10. ^ Bein, Kat. "Kaskade's Atmosphere Tour: The Most Satisfying EDM Arena Show Ever". Miami New Times. Retrieved July 25, 2014. 

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