16 Oct
A-Trak & Armand Van Helden unite with Paris' designers extraordinaire


When I first heard about Duck Sauce, aka the all-star collaboration between producers A-Trak and Armand Van Helden, I had my doubts. A-Trak is one of the best DJs on the planet, being able to spin a golden era hip hop set as skillfully as any man on the planet (yes, even guys like Prince Paul and Jazzy Jeff take note), then one hour later switching it up and doing an electro/party rocker set that leaves people gasping for air. Still, his productions leave a bit to be desired. Then there’s Van Helden, who inexplicably appears to have lost all ability to produce a decent track after becoming one of the most successful and coveted remixers on the planet in the late 90s. Magically, their first single together, “aNYway”, doesn’t disappoint. It’s not mindblowing, but definitely a nice little french touch house track that’ll surely keep the floors bustling.

For the video, Duck Sauce tapped Paris designers extraordinaire Surface To Air to direct, specifically award-winning director Jeremie Rozan. The results I’d say are mixed — not bad, but certainly not as good as you’d expect considering it’s coming from Surface to Air. “aNYway” will be released October 26th on Ministry of Sound in the UK, and will also be included on their forthcoming vinyl-only EP Greatest Hits on Fool’s Gold Records.

2 Responses to “Ducksauce video by Surface to Air”

  1. AJ says:

    There is another video with a 1974 ‘jackson-5 soul/groove’ theme to it, in case you haven’t already seen it.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWM5D3MwSgA

  2. WEBSHERIFF says:

    Who You Gonna Call
    Tel 44-(0)208-323 8013
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    Hi LiaS,

    On behalf of Ministry of Sound, Data Records and Duck Sauce, many thanks for plugging “aNYway” on your site (street date 26th October) … thanks, also, on behalf of the label and artist for not posting any pirate links to unreleased / newly released (studio) material and, if you / your readers want a good quality, non-pirated, preview of the single, a video of “aNYway” is available to link to / embed (only please) on Data Record’s official YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZy631oC_Jc … for further details of this single, on-line promotions, videos and 2009 shows, check-out Data Record’s official site at http://www.ministryofsound.com and their MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/datarecords .

    Thanks again for your plug.



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