Kentucky producer Amtrac has been long down the road of supporting new and upcoming artists, remixing their tracks, and producing a few of his own for free download. But it's been a while since he has had a track as big as the release that's out today.
One sign that this track is major: it's out via Toolroom Records, the imprint headed up by house great Mark Knight, and whose recent rebranding has kept it in the forefront of the newest and grooviest house and tech house tracks with each release it adds to its resume. Today, Amtrac returns to Toolroom to release "Hold On."
Filled with sexy grooves and Amtrac's classic chopped up vocal sampling, "Hold On" is immediately infectious. But the sample is no b-side, it's from one of the most memorable R&B songs of all time: Tammi Terrell and Marvin Gaye's "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing." While the track's sampling might be more definitively recognizable in Alex Adair's "Make Me Feel Better," Amtrac has flipped the samples into an atmospheric house groove supported by an influx of sparkling synths and deep and wide bass.