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Odd Future’s Flan Emoji Doesn’t Like The Taylor Swift Video Either

Yesterday we heard about Earl Sweatshirt’s distaste for Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” video. Earl wasn’t the only one displeased with Swift’s treatment of black stereotypes; among those mocking “Shake It Off” was Fool’s Gold founder and Duck Sauce member A-Trak. Check the screengrab:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 20, 2014 - 4:49 pm

Stereogum’s 14 Favorite Sets At Outside Lands 2014

Nearly 200 years ago, back when the shoreline dunes of San Francisco were considered uninhabitable, they came to be known as the Outside Lands — terrain fit only for the bravest pioneers. These days that territory is a lot more comfortable: Among other landmarks, it’s become home to Golden Gate Park, an oasis of urba… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 12, 2014 - 3:36 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The internet’s favorite target this week was Avril Lavigne’s garish, shrill, quite-possibly-racist “Hello Kitty” video. I didn’t see it until I’d read a bunch of euphorically annoyed online chatter about it, and I honestly expected to really like it, since liking music videos that nobody likes is sort of my thing. But jeez, no, yee. More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 25, 2014 - 1:13 pm

Duck Sauce – “NRG” Video

A-Track and Armand Van Helden of Duck Sauce inject their sense of humor into their entire collaboration, and the duo’s new infomercial-inspired video for “NRG” is no exception. While the group’s dance track plays, an infomercial (starring Jon Daly from Kroll Show/Red Hot Chili Peppers) demonstrates the many uses for a fake “Everything Gel” product. More »

By: Taylor Law / April 23, 2014 - 5:12 pm

Artist Portraits From Coachella 2014

Last weekend we told you our top moments for the first week of Coachella from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Today, before the second weekend of the festival begins, we’d like to share some of our intimate portraits of artists and bands at Coachella, including Future Islands, Blood Orange, Disclosure, Courtney Barnett, and Alexis Krauss of… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 18, 2014 - 5:47 pm

Stream Duck Sauce Quack

A few years ago, A-Trak got together with the pioneering house/garage producer Armand Van Helden to form the playful dance duo Duck Sauce, and they quickly scored a vast international hit with “Barbra Streisand.” Now, nearly four years after that song landed, they’re finally ready to release Quack, their giddy and engaging debut album, which… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 9, 2014 - 11:43 am

Duck Sauce – “NRG (Hudson Mohawke Remix)”

On St. Patrick’s Day, superstar DJ duo Duck Sauce presented an all-star remix of Quack track “NRG,” a frantic, four-on-the-floor bomb-dropper featuring input from Skrillex, Kill The Noise, and Milo & Otis. Here’s another take on the song by Hudson Mohawke, who’s molded “NRG” into his favored trap-rave form, so that the cartoonishly colorful neo… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 8, 2014 - 10:41 am

Duck Sauce – “NRG (Skrillex, Kill The Noise, Milo & Otis Remix)”

Late last month we got details on superstar DJ duo Duck Sauce’s debut album, Quack. One of the album’s 12 tracks is “NRG,” and today a wildly colorful remix of that song appeared courtesy of even more superstar DJs, Skrillex, Kill The Noise, and Milo & Otis. It’s an exceptionally fun way to turn Monday… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 17, 2014 - 10:49 am

Duck Sauce Quack Details

Duck Sauce, the DJ duo consisting of A-Trak and Armand Van Helden, are best known for the 2010 song “Barbra Streisand.” Now they’ve posted a fun promotional video to announce the mid-April release of their debut LP, Quack. Check out the video, plus the album’s tracklist and release details, below. More »

By: Taylor Law / February 26, 2014 - 5:40 pm

Download Duck Sauce Duck Droppings EP

Duck Sauce, the dance production duo of A-Trak and Armand Van Helden, don’t release new tracks all that often, but when they do, those tracks have a way of becoming anthems. Today, they’ve given the world an all-new four-track EP with the lovely title Duck Droppings. All four songs are giddy, juicy, propulsive, disco-minded affairs,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 20, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Stereogum’s 50 Favorite Songs Of 2013

Determining the year’s best albums is, admittedly, a subjective pursuit. But even more than an albums roundup, a list of songs is an intensely personal way to sum up a year in music. It is a process of appreciating the trees in a forest so sprawling it can never be mapped out entirely, celebrating the… More »

By: Stereogum / December 12, 2013 - 1:09 pm

Duck Sauce – “Radio Stereo”

Duck Sauce is A-Trak and Armand van Helden. Earlier this year, we heard the production duo’s single “It’s You,” and now they’re back with another track, “Radio Stereo.” It’s out soon via 3beat; hear it below. And in case you missed it, check out Duck Sauce’s new Essential Mix, which includes some previously unreleased demo… More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 12, 2013 - 12:31 pm

Behind The Scenes At Fool’s Gold’s Day Off 2013

On Monday, the Brooklyn-based Fool’s Gold label carried on its tradition of hat-tipping old New York with an annual Day Off block party. Helmed by founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs, the free party that once took over the backyard parking lot of a Manhattan bar had clearly grown with the label’s popularity, sprawling over Williamsburg… More »

By: Puja Patel / September 4, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Duck Sauce – “It’s You (?@#! Remix)”

Yesterday, Duck Sauce released this remix of their latest single “It’s You” via Craigslist ad. Calling it the ?@#! remix is more than appropriate, not just because of how it was released, but because each mutation it goes through — and there are many — you’re like, “What the — ?” but it works. The… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / July 26, 2013 - 11:11 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Two massively important alt-rock greats returned to the music-video earlier today, and neither of them is on this list. The Pixies’ “Bag Boy,” their first new song in nine years, soundtracked a disturbing video about a little kid fucking up somebody’s house and added in a visual punchline that was more nasty than funny. And… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 28, 2013 - 3:50 pm

Duck Sauce – “It’s You” Video

Last week, A-Trak and Armand Van Helden-duo Duck Sauce returned with zippy track “It’s You.” For its visual treatment, they’ve brought the song’s barbershop quarter sonics to life, quite literally. Not only do the two play barbers in the video, but many of the hairstyles come to life via animation to sing along and move… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 25, 2013 - 3:55 pm

Duck Sauce – “It’s You”

A-Trak and Armand Van Helden’s production duo Duck Sauce have returned with “It’s You.” The barber shop-y track was premiered on earlier today on Zane Lowe’s BBC 1 show. It follows their signature style of repeated-vocal samples and leans to their more lighthearted-side a la “Barbara Streisand.” Check out a radio rip below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 19, 2013 - 4:14 pm

The 10 Most NSFW Videos Of 2011

Almost none of us are at work this week, so almost none of us are getting fired. And with the holidays coming to an end, we don’t have to keep the good-cheer veneer up for much longer. So: Time to wade into some of the past year’s sickest shit!

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By: Tom Breihan / December 27, 2011 - 2:32 pm

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Music Videos Of 2011

The Gummy Awards rollout continues today with Your Top 10 Music Videos Of 2011, and while there’s not a lot of surprises here, it’s a strong list capped by a beyond-worthy champion. There’s a little overlap with yesterday’s Top 10 Tracks list, but not a lot, and if you have any reason to complain tha… More »

By: Stereogum / December 13, 2011 - 9:24 am

The 5 Best Video Of The Week

There aren’t too many certainties in life, but here’s one: If you’re a rich, famous, globetrotting superstar DJ and you piss out of your mouth in your music video, that video will end up at the top of this list. There’s just no getting around it.

If, however, you’re the singer for a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 28, 2011 - 3:00 pm
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