There’re few artist that’s as much summer as super funky super duo Duck Sauce. Last summer we went crazy to aNYway. One of the main tracks of this summer could very well by the extremely catchy song Barbara Streisand. Actually the original track hasn’t reached the blogs yet, instead it’s a remix by O-God that’s made it out first. Or is it a remix? A-trak writes on his Twitter: These dudes are ”remixing” our song before anyone even has our song. Well check it out and tells us what you think. And while you listen, dance a bit.
Rubix is inconceivably productive. We’re happy to share his latest mixtape with a new Rubix remix for Don Diablo, exclusive Rubix re-edits and new tracks by Homework, Bart B More, Riva Starr, Congorock, OJ. System and more. One of his latest productions is Disco Electronique. Enjoy. We like it a lot!
Rubix – Disco Electronique (Rubix Edit)
Rubix – Vruchtvlees Couture Mixtape No. 7
1. Pino D’Angiò – Ma Quale Idea
2. Kavinksy – Nightcall (Breakbot Remix)
3. Qdup foundation – Renegades Revenge
4. Crydajam – Playground
5. Gramophonedzie – Streetlady
6. Louis La Roche – Get On Down
7. 6th Borough Project – Planets (The Revenge Lost Groove – Roboot & Dorian Paic Re-Edit)
8. Locksmith – Unlock The Funk
9. Duck Sauce – The Motion
10. Rubix – Baiser Sur La Disco (Rubix Refix)
11. Don Diablo – Who’s Your Daddy (Rubix Remix)
12. Arabesque – In the Heat Of A Disco Night (Rubix I like it like Fakeblood edit)
13. C-code – Burning up in here (Rubix Remix)
14. Yolanda be cool & Dcup – We No Speak Americano (Rubix Beat Fix)
15. Riva Starr – Dance Me
16. Homework – Fissa Tune
17. Lorkan Mak – Gypsy Bum (Rubix Refix)
18. Bart B More – Romane (Rubix Remix)
19. Crookers – Gypsy P
20. L-Vis 1990 – United Groove (MJ Cole Remix)
21. Congorock – Babylon
22. All Leather – I Don’t Hate Fags, God Does (His Majesty Andre Screams Louder Now Remix)
23. Gary’s Gang – Do It At The Disco (Rubix from Disco To Dubstep edit)
24. Datsik- Havoc
25. Deadmau5 & Kaskade – I Remember (Caspa Remix)
26. O.J. Symstem – I’ve Been Near You (Rubix Beat Fix)
27. La Roux – In For The Kill (Skream’s Let’s Get Ravey Mix)
Duck Sauce, in other words A-Trak and Armand Van Helden, took the world by storm last year when they released some tracks so funky you couldn’t possibly stand still. Yesterday A-Trak gave us some very good news on his blog. The first one is that they’ve made their own Duck Sauce toy. From the Duck Sauce logo by Dust La Rock the rubber duck company Celebriducks has created a unique Duck Sauce toy. It doesn’t squeak and there’s only 1000 of them.
The second news item is this statement from A-Trak ”yes we have new Duck Sauce songs, a bunch of them, and they are fonky.”. So all you Duck Sauce fans out there who’ve been listening to aNYway and Grandsteppin’ until your ears and feet bleed, your wait is soon over!
This one isn’t new but we just couldn’t leave this post without a song in it.
So, it’s time for our very last post this year. We’re closing the loop with the fourth and last Best of 2009 list. This is my, Hajen’s, best tracks of 2009. Happy New Year dear readers!
10. Rubix – Baiser Sur La Disco (Rubix Refix)
Rubix – disco at its best! I fell in love with this song the first time I heard it. It’s a must dance track with a promise of a never ending night at the dance floor. But for God’s sake don’t leave this track for the club nights – use it whenever you need to cheer someone up – at the bus, in school, at work, in supermarket queues. Disco is for living.
9. Duck Sauce – aNYway
This Duck Sauce might not have many similarities with this sweet and sour thing you eat with china food. The mix of A-trak – Armand Van Helden and house/funky disco makes me fall head over heels. And as icing on the cake they have made a marvelous video for aNYway. I say no more.
8. Deadmau5 – Strobe
This track by always genius Deadmau5 doesn’t need an explanation. Listen – and marvel.
7. Amanda Blank – Make It Take It
Amanda Blanks I love you might be one of my most listened albums of 2009. The thousand layers of her deep and smooth voice on simple, but oh so brilliant, bass loop. A perfect clash between electro and hip hop.
6. Fred Falke – Back To Stay
You that read TAjT on a regular basis clearly now what position Fred Falke has got in our, and especially mine. electrified heart. Fred Falke is like the good parts of Midas. Golden like a car ride in winter scenarys, a sunny day by the sea or a smoky, sweaty, slow but energic dance floor at 5 am. Back to stay is the good parts of life.
5. Name The Pet – Get On The Bus
This is one of my favourite dansgolsvältare (translation: tune that overturnes the dancefloor) from this year. I can’t explain why – my words seems unimportant in the company of Get on the bus. Turn up the volume – the intro says it all.
4. Shazam – Hello Cat
A smooth track that reminds me of Jamiroquai in its best days. Very nice tune!
After escaping her last record label and getting parts of her album leaked out, one of the most longed for albums finally came. Annietakes electro pop to a new level with Don’t stop. The title track is a catchy and karaoke friendly one – in a fresh way.
I agree with Surikaten on this. It’s indeed hard to choose one track from Kris Menace debut album Idiosyncrasies. But, Electricity it is. Mostly because it manages to remain easy even though it has a massive fateful image. It’s magic!
BONUS: David Guetta feat. KiD CuDi – Memories
A track that both I and Surikaten really like is this track. A genious collab between Guetta and Kid Cudi, between house and r n’ b. A totally genious floor filler that at least we are going to welcome the new year with tonight.
The third day of TAjTs year best-lists and we’ve reached the best original mixes of 2009. It’s been a great year and here are my, Surikatens, best tracks from it. Listen to them, dance to them and buy them. And of course, feature them in your playlist for the new year!
10. Annie – I Don’t Like Your Band
A dear friend tipped me of on Norweigan electro-pop artist Annie and her album Don’t Stop (released on 19 October in Europe). Since then the album has been played a lot of times. Especially this song, I Don’t Like Your Band, with its catchy melody and lyrics has stuck it self on my mind.
9. Justin Faust – Capri Spinoff
With his EP RevengeJustin Faust really kicked this year off. Faust has been recording music on a variety of labels since 1992 but it’s been with Revenge and a couple of great remixes (among them the remix on Heads We Dance which was featured on my Best Of Remixes-list) he has proven himself for real. Capri Spinoff has got all of Justin Fausts earmarks disco, synth and house blended nicely togheter.
8. Rory Phillips – Solar Breakfast
With this track British producer Rory Phillips showed that he’s more than a great remix artist (with remixes on Chromeo, The XX and Gossip) and brilliant party organizer. Solar Breakfast is a great nu disco track that builds up and won’t let go of you. The only thing you can do is dance. Keep an eye on this guy, that’s my advice.
7. Grum – Hearbeats
Scotlands finest, Grum has had a brilliant year. With releases of tracks Runaway and Hearbeats he’s gained a lot of well earned success. On music blogs all over the world bloggers have singed his prayer. Heartbeats really got my heart beating the first time I heard it and it won’t stop. This is an amazing track, no doubt about it.
6. Ellen Allien – Lover
The first techno track on this list and one might not be surprised that it’s a track from totally extraordinary German producer Ellen Allien. Released in the end of August on legendary Bpitch Control this track set a standard for the autumn. It’s beautiful and on the same time dark and scary.
5. Kris Menace (feat. Fred Falke) – Fairlight Pt. 1 and Pt. 2
To chose one track from Kris Menace 26 tracks on critic loved debut album Idiosyncrasies is extremely hard. Fairlight, featuring producer friend Fred Falke, was initially released in 2006. The follow-up Fairlight Pt. 1 and Pt. 2 is a true house killer. You have to love it, dance to it, ride a bike to it, have a drink in a park to it…
4. Jesper Dahlbäck – Super Connector
I almost forgot about this song when Hajen (my colleague at TAjT) reminded me. This track was easily one of the most important tracks of the late winter and early spring of 2009. It held me company on long train rides and made me happy every time I heard it. And who can blame me? From the first tune this track is sheer happiness. The intro tickles your good mood and then you’re stuck.
Are we happy that Steve Angello made a promise on New Years Eve one year ago to stop partying and start producing? Yes we are! His album The Year Book is a fantastic house journey. Being one third of the Swedish House Mafia Steve Angello is one of the superstars on the club scene. Here he shows why. Tivoli is truly fantastic dance track that we for sure will hear on clubs all over the world for quite a while.
How can a collab between Armand Van Helden and A-Trak possibly be anything else than magical? Well it can’t! This is magic, dancefloor magic. aNyway brings disco back to life, blends it with perfect house beats and all the talent of two briliant artists. If you don’t dance to this one, well then you can’t feel very good. My advice is to listen to it again, and again, and again. Eventually you will dance. I promise you.
I don’t know how to describe this track. It’s just a perfect, magic, beautiful track. Deadmau5 has a unique ability to produce tracks that could be described with these words. Strobe is a track that you just don’t want end. The original mix is ten minutes long and has it all. If you’re a more restless soul you could go for the club edit but then you miss out on a four minute long intro-euphoria. If you need a soundtrack to your life for a while, this is it!
Upcoming ”What We Danced To”-lists: 31 December: Best Of 2009 – by hajen
A-Trak som nyligen setts och hörts här på TAjT tillsammans med Armand Van Helden i helt briljanta Duck Sauce kan också på egen hand. 50 % av TAjTs direktörer var och såg honom på Blå i Oslo för ett år sedan och sedan dess är vi fast. Med en grym teknik live och sjukt mycket musikalitet är det svårt att inte fastna. Har ni inte fastnat ännu? Lyssna på dagens spår. Lite nytt, lite gammalt, lite eurodisco influenser, lite electro och massa dansmusik.
”Duck sauce is a translucent sweet and sour orange condiment used in some Chinese-American restaurants.” , says Wikipedia. TAjT says that it’s one of the most interesting and skilled duos that we’ve heard in a long time. And TAjT’s right of course. What could possibly go wrong when Armand Van Helden and A-Trak team up? Well nothing.
This is as funky as funky can be!
Duck Sauce är allt annat än en halvgenomskinlig sötsur sås. Duck Sauce är en av de mest intressanta och kompetenta duos vi har hört på länge. Vi menar vad kan gå fel när Armand Van Helden och A-Trak gör gemensam sak? Ingenting faktiskt.
Välkommen till en fantastisk fredag med TAjT och Duck Sauce. Glöm inte att ta på dina bästa discodansskor.