Duck Sauce - Duck Droppings EP

January 20, 2014 -

Ian Miller

#QUACKISBACK!  New York-based electronic duo Duck Sauce is back in action, bringing us a FREE 4-track EP sure to satisfy those funk and disco cravings.  Duck Sauce (Armand Van Helden and A-Trak) have been a huge name in the genre since their 2010 hit Barbra Streisand, and actually teased this EP during their BBC Essential Mix last October.

The EP starts off with Party In Me, an upbeat disco house track with old-school vocals and a sweet flute riff sure to get people moving.  Louie The First, ironically, is the second track on the EP; complete with some hefty sampling from a Brother Louie song, while updating the sound with some fresh kick drum and snare sounds.  The third song from the release is Calamari (Put The Sauce On).  With periodic fade-outs and a euro-tropical rhythm, this track just might be my personal favorite on the EP.  Finally, the track Mondo concludes Duck Droppings, again with sampling, this time from 80's dance classic group La Flavour.

While the amount of sampled material on Duck Droppings may be musically unsettling, it's important to understand it as re-contextualization of an era of music that the current electronic music scene owes a great deal to.  Armand and A-Trak are artists in their own regards, and their return to the scene as Duck Sauce brings us some funky abstractions of some familiar tunes that sound right at home today as much as they could would have thirty years ago.

Download Duck Droppings EP for FREE today (before any of your friends do)

keep on funkin'


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