I’m so far off the radar when it comes to electronic music these days, how have I not about ‘Duck Sauce‘ a producer duo that consists of 2 of my favourite DJ’s Armand Van Helden and A-Trak. ‘New York is the place of opportunity, if there is any place in the world that you want to come to, to be able to make it big or to go after your dreams, it is NYC’ – this is so true, I couldn’t agree more. I felt that in the 8 days I was there. This song and video is beyond bonkers, the video features EVERYone who is relevant in the NYC scene – Yeezy, Pharrell, The Roots, Gloria Estevez and many more. If this song doesn’t make you want to jump around, you’re a loser. Listen/watch on the flipside.
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Duck Sauce, the eminent producer duo comprised of A-Trak and Armand Van Helden, are primed to drop their second official single, “Barbra Streisand” on October 12th. If 3 million YouTube views of last year’s debut “aNYway” are any indicator, the official release of “Barbra Streisand” will be met with rabid anticipation as fan-recorded bootlegs have fueled blog excitement all summer.
“Barbra Streisand” continues to perfect the Duck Sauce sound, which joyously mashes classic disco house with forward-thinking dancefloor energy and expert production. A-Trak and AVH are bona fide DJ heroes whose team-ups are fueled by anything-goes samples, an almost childlike sense of fun, and 100% NYC attitude. This approach has made Duck Sauce fans-for-life out of partygoers around the globe, and will continue to convert anyone within earshot of “Barbra”‘s instantly addictive, whistling hook.
For the video, director So Me (Justice, Kid Cudi, MGMT) uses the song to soundtrack a hyperactive, ecstatic New York City travelogue. Shot over a week of long nights out with A-Trak and Armand (including live footage from the Fool’s Gold “Day Off” labor day block party), the clip is a pop-art adventure starring commandeered taxis and hotdog stands, sexy strangers, and a who’s-who of famous friends: rappers, producers, indie rockers, graffiti writers and nightlife icons all take turns adding their own special sauce to the song, turning “Barbra Streisand” into one of this year’s must-rewind clips.
Watch the video and see just how many cameos you can catch, then pick up the “Barbra Streisand” single (featuring striking sleeve art from Fool’s Gold art director Dust La Rock) on October 12th.