29.09.16 by Jeff

Watch: “The Junction – A-Trak & Nick Catchdubs”

Here’s episode #3 of our animated series for Red Bull Music Academy, and it’s a peek into the pop culture-filled minds of Fool’s Gold co-founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs. Hopefully you’ll find it to be an enjoyable mix of the absurd and the profound (would love to see these two start their own podcast).

The visuals here are a collaborative effort from animator Brandon Blommaert and illustrator Josh Holinaty. The sound design and original music were created by Luigi Allemano.

Make sure you hit full screen on the episode above or watch it nice and big over on Booooooom TV.

Stay tuned for the rest of the episodes! If you missed the first two, watch Episode #1: Chilly Gonzales and Peaches, and watch Episode #2: Kaytranada and River Tiber.

13.09.16 by Staff

Red Bull Music Academy: The Junction


Check out the official trailer for The Junction — a series of six animated shorts we produced for the upcoming Red Bull Music Academy in Montréal (September 24 to October 28)!

The first instalment premieres September 22 and features Grammy-winning piano maestro Chilly Gonzales and rock provocateur Peaches as they meet up for a basement jam session. The following shorts feature conversations between Haitian-born, Montréal-bred beatsmith Kaytranada and 2016 Red Bull Music Academy participant River Tiber, Jessy Lanza and Junior Boys’ Jeremy Greenspan, Lunice, Ango and 247esp, A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs, and Toronto four-piece BadBadNotGood with Future Islands’ Samuel T. Herring.

We tapped six of our favourite Canadian animators to come up with unique visualizations for each segment. That incredible lineup includes: Academy Award-nominee Patrick Doyon, Malcolm Sutherland, Dylan Glynn, Hamish LambertKyle Mowat, and Brandon Blommaert (in collaboration with illustrator Josh Holinaty).

Massive shout out to Luigi Allemano who created the sound design and original music for the entire series. Luigi is an animator himself, who’s worked on more than 50 NFB films, including Doyon’s Oscar-nominated film Dimanche. It was an honour to work with all of these talented people!



Thanks to our friends at the NFB for supporting this project, and everyone at Red Bull who worked on this. We couldn’t be more proud or excited to be part of Red Bull Music Academy’s first substantive foray into the world of animation! Watch the trailer below and stay tuned for the full episodes!



18.04.13 by Jeff

A-Trak & Tommy Trash – Tun Melt

A-Trak & Tommy Trash - Tun Melt music video
New A-trak video features a giant Rube Goldberg machine! Definitely been done but a few sequences in here keep it fresh! Watch below!

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28.07.10 by Jeff

Adam Kesher / Hundred Years Later

“Hundred Years Later”, by Adam Kesher. This video had the potential to be 100 times more fun but the song is sooooo good that I give it a pass anyways! You’re gonna want to turn this up to 11.

adam kesher hundred years later music video

Watch the music video below!

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02.07.08 by Jeff

A-Trak & Lupe Fiasco!

The latest buzz on the net has been about the latest Nike+ Original Run mix by A-trak (I liked the one Aesop Rock did awhile ago). These mixes are specifically crafted by the artists for you to workout to.

Many sites have been posting up either the first single (a section of this mix cut out to be a single) “Like Whoa” or the sampler of this mix. But what I have for you is an original cut with Lupe Fiasco that didn’t get cleared! Read More