Atnarko’s own sleek productions – which he describes as “Hypnotic House ” have been pressed for underground imprints like,Noir,Lazy Days, 20:20 Vision, Robsoul, and Lost My Dog. His recent exploits have earned him much acclaim, with “Thinking Of You,” a collaboration with vocalist Sam Mollison for Fred Everything’s Lazy Day Recordings, being a recent highlight. A double single, featuring remixes from Pezzner, Peter Christianson from LawnChair Generals, and Fred Everything himself, received huge dance floor support from the likes of Jimpster, Tale Of Us, Ralph Lawson, Lee Curtiss, and many more. This success in part inspired Atnarko to launch his own imprint, the provacatively titled Dance:Revolt label in collaboration with the Dub Creative Group.The label is intended as “a celebration of music and lifestyle,” working within a variety of formats, including vinyl 12″ issues of Dance:Revolt’s releases. Dance:Revolt’s first release was Atnarko’s own “Violent Sky” single, earning accolades from industry heavyweights like Nick Warren, Dubfire, John Digweed, Maceo Plex, and Dave Seaman. The single also quickly shot to the top of the Juno Records sales charts, establishing the venture as an early success.
Atnarko keeps his schedule busy with a variety of ambitious projects both currently in progress as well as planned for the near future. He is currently touring with legendary Philadelphia DJ Pete Moss under the collaborative name of Live & Direct, exposing dance floors to a special take of deep, tech-house sounds. An extensive solo international DJ tour is also forthcoming on Atnarko’s agenda. In the studio, Atnarko has upcoming releases on Noir Music2 and Whiskey Disco and remixes for UM Records, Chris Fortier’s Fade, and Alma Soul. For other studio obsessed house heads Atnarko has just completed a ‘sample pack’ for the Loopmasters artists series, featuring some of his distinctive sounds and loops to use in musical productions.
“I’m constantly seeking new ways to get musical, but something always leads back to house. Maybe it’s because of the connection to the dance floor or the friendships that have been made along the way,” says Atnarko. This attitude, combined with a dedication to his craft and a creative drive to consistently try new things and push boundaries, guarantees that Atnarko will continue to be a name on the rise and an important, notable figure in dance music for years to come.