DJ Adatrak

DJ Adatrak made his way to the stage in a decidedly unconventional way. After graduating from University of Minnesota with a degree in architecture, he knew his passion was more about building beats than structures. With this, Adatrak devoted his energy full time to honing his skills as a hip hop producer and DJ. Making a name for himself as a go-to DJ for private parties, Jimmy Cavanaugh a.k.a DJ Adatrak secured his first residency in 2008. Since then, he has performed in numerous major venues in and around his hometown of Minneapolis.

Making the rounds on the local hip hop scene eventually led to his becoming a prominent fixture as well as a member of Slipmats Radio. Thanks in part to this exposure, Adatrak is now DJ for Rhymesayers artist, deM atlaS. In addition to solo slots opening for Atmosphere and Prof, along with deM, he has played the same stage with well respected artists including: Nas, Brother Ali, Cypress Hill, Joey Badass, Grieves, Dialated Peoples, Grouch & Eligh, and Statik Selektah.

When listening to one of DJ Adatrak's fast-paced hip hop saturated sets, the combination of technical agility mixed with often unanticipated transitions are reminiscent of DJ Premier, Mr. Dibbs, and DJ Woody; all among those he cites as his chief influences. Whether producing or performing, his mixes are geared toward tapping into the energy of the crowd and taking it to the next level. Adatrak has toured throughout the country, playing at legendary venues to sold out crowds - proving that following his passion was the right choice. [Botanique]

Past Shows


May
28
th
2016
Mainroom
May
28
th
2016
Mainroom

Soundset Official Before Party

with Grieves, deM atlaS, DJ Abilities and more!
Dec
31
st
2014
PROF
Dec
31
st
2014
PROF

Prof

with St. Paul Slim, Mac Irv and DJ Adatrak
Mar
18
th
2012
7th St Entry

More Shows

Dec
6
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Dog Man: The Musical

Jun
12
th
First Avenue

Chicano Batman

with Le Butcherettes
Aug
14
th
Turf Club

Nicole Atkins

Jul
27
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Killer Queen