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.
Wednesday 11th September 2013
Producer/ DJ TS7 was today announced as the latest addition to the Kiss DJ family.
The 23 year old is the latest of the hot new crop of “Kiss Fresh DJ’s” joining the station
TS7 will take up the 3-4am slot on a Friday night every 4 weeks from this Friday 13th September, playing a mix of the UK Garage, House and Bassline sounds he has become known for since his career began in 2006 as a 16 year old producer making music from his bedroom in Bradford.
2013 has already been a great year for Thomas Sampson aka TS7, who signed to highly successful dance/urban label 3 Beat Records, whose roster includes Duck Sauce, Matrix & Futurebound, Stylo G and Fuse ODG.
His remix resume includes A-list names such as Yolanda Be Cool, Afrojack and Estelle, while his own first offering on the label was the infectious “Heartlight” which featured the stunning vocals of rising star Taylor Fowlis. The track gained massive radio, TV and club support with playlists from Kiss Fresh, MTV Base (Alist/ No 1 in Base chart) and 1xtra (A List).
His instrumental “Receptive EP” was recently released to a great reception on iTunes and Beatport and his new single “Reach” is his next scheduled release.
Also look out for a club tour in association with his live agency Milk ‘N’ 2 Sugars happening this winter.
For more info contact: Info@2tone-entertainment.com
For bookings contact: Bk@mn2s.com
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 17th July 2013
Voting for the 2013 MTV Video Musics Awards is now open.
And Duck Sauce’s genius “It’s You” video has been nominated in the Best Visual Effects category.
The video has had over 2 million views on Vevo. If you haven’t seen it yet, take a look now! Do you think it deserves to win a “Moonman”?
You can see a full list of VMA nominees here. The winners will all receive one of these:
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.