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Amtrac, Pomo

21+ · Templeton

Amtrac aka Caleb Cornett was born and raised in the small town of Morehead, Kentucky. Bluegrass and psychedelic rock were key components of his early years in the South long before Daft Punk and Giorgio Moroder took over. “My dad was really into bands like Pink Floyd, Yes, and Tangerine Dream,” says Cornett. In high school, his musical projects were modeled from the aesthetics of “more dramatic music” like Sigur Rós and Explosions in the Sky.

Cornett’s exposure to indie acts, and eventually to house music, came from spending Friday nights watching MTV’s Subterranean. During the half-hour chunk of indie programming, he fell in love with songs like Dirty Vegas’ “Days Go By” and Prodigy’s “Breathe” and the “kick drum… high hat… snare” notably absent from classic rock and folk. A decade later, a 27 year old Cornett is known to the world as Amtrac. With a few year’s worth of incredibly diverse remixes and originals under his belt, Amtrac has come into his sound at the convergence of deep house, garage, and disco. The vibe is part poolside, part lounge, part mainstage, depending on where the needle runs.

Pomo is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist and producer living in Montreal, QC, Canada. Growing up in Port Moody, BC, he matured through the Vancouver music scene, introducing himself to various elements of music. After moving eastward in 2012, Pomo has hit his stride in the electronic dance music market, joining the likes of Kaytranada, Ta-Ku, and Stwo on the HW&W roster.

Drawing from various influences, Pomo makes an effort to distance himself from genre-defining elements while approaching his music from an organic and raw songwriting perspective. Using elements from hip hop, electronic, and 70s/80s funk, the multifaceted producer likes to draw people in with the malleable dynamics of his music, something that attracts himself to artists like J Dilla, Prince, Disclosure, and the emerging EDM scene as a whole.

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