As previously mentioned, athletic lifestyle giant, Nike, in conjunction with DJ A-Trak, will launch his debut record, Running Man: Nike+ Original Run. The 45-minute mix of electro hip-hop mix will be join the Crystal Method, LCD Soundsystem, and Aesop Rock, as part of the Nike+ Original Run Series, a music collection aimed to maximize performance for runners utilizing the Nike+ system. However, its clubland, synth-loops, and up-tempo beats could easily fit on the dance floor as well. Download the sampler here.
To kick-off this unique project, as well as the world's largest one-day running event, Nike+ Human Race. Freshness is giving away 1 pair of the very exclusive Nike x A-Trak Dunk High - Running Man Edition sneaker in addition to 3 FREE download cards for 3 runner-ups to the contest. Check out DJ A-Trak's design session to create these Dunk High at nikesportswear.com
Note: First prize winner will receive the Nike x A-Trak sneaker 4~6 weeks after the result announcement.
First Prize: 1 AJ A-Trak x Nike -Running Man Ed.
Runner-Up Prize: 3 FREE Download Cards
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Running Man: Nike+ Original Run
Few can bring a crowd to a frenzy like renowned DJ/Producer A-Trak. Widely recognized as a prodigal turntablist, A-Trak has now turned his attention to original production with the release of a 45-minute opus designed with the runner in mind. "I don't really run, but I got excited about the musical challenge. I'm used to making tracks for short-attention span audiences, with something longer I had to weave sounds together so the runner didn't get interrupted or distracted." Goal achieved. A-Trak's hip-hop background and current electro influence come to bear in the expertly paced Running Man: Nike+ Original Run. The seamless sonic meld is powered by intricate electronic builds, driving bass beats, and guest vocals by Kid Cudi. A-Trak may not be a runner but he sure knows how to make you move.
This commissioned score is the fourth installment of the Nike+ Original Run series, available only at Nike Sport Music on iTunes. Album purchase includes the continuous mix track, digital booklet and an in-studio bonus interview with DJ/Producer A-Trak.