Update: A-Trak Not Working with Madonna
Published Jan 11, 2010Last week, we reported that forward-thinking electro producer and world-renowned turntablist A-Trak had been tapped to produce tracks for Madonna's upcoming album. For the sake of his dignity, we're happy to report that's not true.
In a statement, A-Trak said, "Those Madonna rumours started from a joke my boy DJ Mehdi made in an interview. Then it spread to Madonna fan sites. Then the Daily Star fabricated a quote from me. Next thing you know it was on NME and MTV. I'm not opposed to the idea, but it's all fiction for now. By the way, DJ Mehdi is producing the next Britney record."
The quote that the Daily Star used was taken from an A-Trak interview in the L.A. Times, where he said, "It's my production, turned into song structure. Halfway between rap and electronic and whatever else I listen to. I'm not trying to make an esoteric, weird DJ record." If they had spent more than 15 seconds reading the quote in context, the doofuses at the tabloid would have seen that A-Trak was talking about his own solo record.
For the sake of A-Trak's vengeance, we encourage you to spread the DJ Mehdi/Britney rumour so that the French producer can go through the same frustrating rigamarole. As for Madonna, she's still got alt-rock producer Brendan O'Brien on board to cover the angsty side of things.