Sunday 29th June 2014
Finally…it’s here!! Quack, the debut album from Duck Sauce – the veteran New York DJ team of A-Trak & Armand Van Helden – is OUT TODAY in the UK.
Quack is fuelled by the duo’s strong connection with New York hip-hop, Chicago house, disco debauchery, slapstick comedy and, of course, UFOs. More Dr Octagon than Daft, tightly knit with skits worthy of early De La Soul records, Quack is a fully immersive journey into the land of Duck: euphoric loops, mixtape cut-and-paste and conspiracy theories abound. (You’ll also dance your ass off.)
Grab your copy here.
Saturday 31st May 2014
New York DJ team extraordinaire Duck Sauce – aka A-Trak & Armand Van Helden – are gearing up to release their first full length studio album Quack on 29th June 2014!
Shaped by the duo’s obsessions with New York hip-hop, Chicago house, disco debauchery, slapstick and UFOs this is an album of tightly knit skits that will take you on an immersive tour of the world of Duck. Peppered with euphoric loops, it will also make you dance your ass off!
For your listening pleasure we’ve uploaded all the album tracks to our YouTube page.
1. Chariots of the Gods (featuring Rockets)
2. Charlie Chazz & Rappin Ralph
3. It’s You
4. Goody Two Shoes
5. Radio Stereo
8. Everyone (featuring Teddy Toothpick)
9. Ring Me
11. Time Waits For No One
12. Big Bad Wolf
13. Barbara Streisand
Thursday 24th April 2014
New York City quackpots Duck Sauce are back with yet another of their groundbreaking and bonkers music videos for brand new single “NRG”.
This time they’ve concocted a late night informercial skit with Director Dugan O’Neal which features comedian Jon C. Daly promoting fictional fix-all green gloop called “NRG”. As always A-Trak and Armand Van Helden get roped into the goofy action.
Irresistibly hooky, the single samples Melissa Manchester’s 1985 release “Energy”. Remixes come courtesy of Skrillex, Kill The Noise, Milo & Otis and Hudson Mohawk.
The duo’s long awaited album Quack is out June 29.
Thursday 10th April 2014
Famed for being first with all the hottest tracks, MistaJam did it again when he chose the Hudson Mohawke remix of Duck Sauce’s maddeningly infectious new single “NRG” as his Radio Ripper on 1 Xtra last night.
If you missed it DON’T PANIC!! You can listen back here.
The single, taken from the New York duo’s upcoming album Quack, is due for release on June 22nd.
You can hear all the remixes – from Hudson Mohawke, Skrillex, Kill The Noise and Milo & Otis – on A-Trak’s SoundCloud.
Friday 4th April 2014
One half of the duo – Armand Van Helden – joined Zane on the phone to chat about the making of the official video (which is being edited as I type) and Duck Sauce’s upcoming album Quack.
Listen back here.
A-Trak and Armand Van Helden wormed their way into your head with the Duck Sauce smash “Barbara Streisand”. And “NRG” looks set to do the same! …you and me…
The single is out June 22nd.
Thursday 15th August 2013
In the fifth episode of ‘Short Cuts’, A-Trak’s YouTube series, DJ Shiftee takes control of his highly-coveted all-gold Technics to drop a perfect chop-up of “It’s You”.
The official video for “It’s You” has amassed over 3 million views on YouTube and been nominated for Best Visual Effects at the MTV Awards 2013.
Duck Sauce, the Grammy-nominated duo consisting of Fool’s Gold boss A-Trak and house legend Armand Van Helden, burst onto this summer’s music scene with their catchy single “It’s You” and a hair-raising video by acclaimed director Philip Andelman. Their debut studio album, Quack looks set to push the boundaries of house music and sampling to create an absurdly visual listening experience, interwoven with skits, scratching and irresistible loops.
Expect nothing but more mayhem from this pair of New York prankster pioneers.
Download your copy of “It’s You” here.
Wednesday 26th June 2013
“It’s You” the brand new video from A-track and Armand Van Helden’s Duck Sauce just landed.
The two hook up in a barbershop for the film which was directed by Philip Andelman. Watch him bring the hair to life.
Thursday 6th June 2013
It’s in the papers AND it’s true!! Duck Sauce are back with a brand new and brilliant single – “It’s You”.
It’s been a while since we heard from Duck Sauce – the Armand Van Helden/A-Trak collaborative project which brought you the phenomena that was “Barbara Streisand” and followed it up with “Big Bad Wolf” (with that unforgettable crotchface video) – and “It’s You” is well worth the wait.
The first hint of a return came with a full page ad in New York’s top listings mag Village Voice announcing “Quack is Back”.
You can get your first taste of the track right here.
The single will drop on June 25th…
Until then, get back into the Duck Sauce groove with “Barbara Streisand”…
AND “Big Bad Wolf”
Monday 16th April 2012
There aren’t many artists who can boast an audience topping over 110 million, but there is one such man who can – MARTIN SOLVEIG. Now synonymous with much of what the illustrious Frenchman does, the SMASH YouTube series that kicked started the success of ‘Hello’ almost 2 years ago, which just happens to be one of the biggest records in recent times, is back again with…’Episode 4: The Night Out’!
Released in conjunction with his next hit single “The Night Out” which debuted on April 2nd globally, this new installment sees Martin, with the help of trusty and some would say legendary ‘manageur’ Lafaille finally beginning to win over the heart of his longtime love, SHE. Featuring cameos from the likes of A-Trak, Laidback Luke, Sidney Samson, Madeon, Porter Robinson, Zedd and Dillon Francis– some of whom feature on the EP – this episode CANNOT BE MISSED! Having originally lost out to Gael Monfils in the battle for SHE months ago, the quest begins in earnest again as Martin and Lafaille create a special movie premiere for their first date. As with anything Martin’s ‘manageur’ touches, things do not go to plan… but with the help of scooters, boats and the Parisian scenery, can her heart be won over by the end of their night out?
“The Night Out” is the 4th single to be taken from the critically acclaimed album “SMASH”