Today I’m bringing you an artist spotlight on a collaboration known to many of you as Duck Sauce. The duo consists of New York resident, DJ, producer, and record label owner (Fool’s Gold) A-Trak and one of New York’s finest ever club producers, a man whos tasted number 1 success numerous times in the UK with a career spanning decades, the living legend Armand Van Helden. When I first found out that the DJ heroes really were joining forces to create a new production tag-team to challenge the very best, I was nothing less than ecstatic. By crafting brand new bangers in the spirit of their favorite vintage disco house tunes and keeping the good vibes intact while adding that club knock that we need these days, the pair have truly created something unheard of before them. The collab makes perfect sense being that both are hip-hop guys and who then fell for house and electronic music. Its certainly one of the most natural pairings and the results, as you will hear, speak for themselves. These two set out on making massive club bangers that other DJ’s would want to play in their own sets and the fans would go absolutely crazy for and so far they have been extremely successful. Just think how ubiquitous the song “Barbara Streisand” has become: it’s in countless commercials and was even featured on the show Glee. Be sure to keep an eye and ear out for these two since they do not tour extensively and very rarely perform together, so it makes it all the better when they do finally perform with their signature duck beaks on.
The first track I bring to you today is a remix of Chromeo’s Hot Mess single giving it a much heavier beat and focusing on the vocals of Elly Jackson (La Roux) to make it a certified club banger .
Next up is the classic aNYway built around a massive vocal hook, spreading positive vibes and forcing you to dance and sing-a-long with the masses at a club or by yourself in your cubicle.
Finally I have a remix of the still to be released (no date yet) single Goody Two Shoes by San Franciso’s Viceroy which gives us that disco house fix until the Duck Sauce gives us the original, much like O-God did for the single Barbara Streisand months before the Sauce officially released it.
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