Aaron LaCrate

Aaron LaCrate

Aaron LaCrate is a DJ, the designer of Milkcrate Records and Milkcrate clothing, and a film producer. He grew up in East Baltimore, and his home town is the inspirational core of many of his creative endeavors, which include producing music and designing clothing for his Milkcrate clothing collection.

At the age of 10, LaCrate began experimenting with DIY culture. LaCrate began DJing at Baltimore nightclubs, house parties, writing graffiti and even started making custom t-shirts. His first music studio was in his basement where he created mixtapes and t-shirts sold throughout inner city Baltimore. LaCrate was the youngest working DJ in Baltimore prior to attending Syracuse University, where he took over the campus music scene. He spent his summers in New York City interning for Def Jam Recordings, Payday (Record Label), and Roc-A-Fella Records, helping launch Jay-Z’s classic Reasonable Doubt.

LaCrate has produced and remixed music from Madonna, Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, Young MC, Lily Allen and The Cool Kids. Tracks from LaCrate's album B-More Gutter Music, released in 2005, was used by Marc Jacobs in a fashion show.

LaCrate has toured with Lily Allen, Mark Ronson, Dizzee Rascal, Rakim, and most recently Kanye West for Perez Hilton's South by Southwest event. Aaron has developed exclusive special-edition fashion collaborations with Vans, ColetteWhich Colette?, Jay-Z and cashmere king Lucien Pellat-Finet. LaCrate has also collaborated with Coca-Cola, HBO, Delicious Vinyl, Dazed Confused and FerrariWhich Ferrari?. His music has been featured on HBO, The Wire, Entourage, Life SupportWhich Life Support?, and on the soundtrack to Observe and Report starring Seth Rogen.

Recently, LaCrate released the first B-more major label record in history, B-more Club Crack, which features Mr. Vegas, Eliza Doolittle, and local Baltimore gutter artists (including Mz Streamz and Verb).


Aaron LaCrate Discography Tracks


MCR 002 Aaron LaCrate / Debonair Samir Aaron LaCrate / Debonair Samir - Gutter Music Vol 1(CD, Album) Milkcrate Records MCR 002 US 2007 Sell This Version
none Aaron LaCrate Milkcrate Mixtape(CDr, Mixed, Promo) Milkcrate Records none US 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MLKCRT-1975 La Crate* vs. Ayatollah La Crate* vs. Ayatollah - Get Your Own Shit "The Milkcrate Anthem"(7", Lig) Milkcrate Athletics Recordings MLKCRT-1975 US 2004 Sell This Version
Aaron LaCrate Blow Remix EP (EP) Milkcrate Records US 2006 Sell This Version
MCR # 005 Aaron LaCrate & Debonair Samir Aaron LaCrate & Debonair Samir - B-More Gutter Vol 2(12") Milkcrate Records MCR # 005 US 2008 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

Aaron LaCrate Science Faction: B'more Gutter Music (Comp) Breakbeat Science Recordings US 2006 Sell This Version
none Debonair Samir & Aaron LaCrate Debonair Samir & Aaron LaCrate - T5 Soul Sessions Volume 7(CD, Mixed, Promo) Triple Five Soul none US 2008 Sell This Version
none DeeJay Aaron LaCrate* Dope On The Tables - Live From NYC(CD, Mixed) Milkcrate Athletics Recordings none US Unknown Sell This Version