Duck Sauce is the new collaboration between A-Trak and Armand Van Helden, who teamed up to craft brand new bangers in the spirit of their favorite vintage disco house tunes, keeping the good vibes intact while adding that 2009 club knock. But we’ll let them explain it best in the YouTube interview below. What YOU need to know is that as of today, two of the biggest tracks from the forthcoming Duck Sauce “Greatest Hits” EP (out this September) are available for purchase exclusively on Beatport as a treat for the DJs.
Click here to buy “aNYway” and “You’re Nasty”, two absolutely massive summer tunes that have been lighting up A-Trak and Armand’s sets for months and causing pre-release hysteria among DJs and music fans around the globe. Enjoy! And while you wait for more Sauce, let these hat-wearing ladykillers explain to you just how the collaboration came about, talk about their influences, and more.
Alexander Robotnick means “Alexander The Worker” in Russian, and it couldn’t be a more fitting moniker – his tunes have worked, jacked and shook down dancefloors for the better part of three decades. Cult hits like “Problemes d’Amour” and “Dance Boy Dance” continue to be spun by DJs around the world for a reason – they were ambitious, futuristic cuts when first released in the early 80s, and remain timeless club rockers today, continuing to influence modern producers almost note-for-note.
Fool’s Gold is proud to continue the Robotnick tradition with the exclusive North American release of his latest, “Obsession For The Disco Freaks.” The Fool’s Gold digital and 12″ single comes backed by brand new reworks from some of today’s current electronic masters: Nacho Lovers, Freeform Five and Li’ll Bo Tweak.
Juke and ghetto house hero DJ Gant-Man was part of the Fool’s Gold family from the start – his remix of Kid Sister’s “Damn Girl” was on the back of our very first release, quickly followed by production on Kid Sis’ “Switch Board” and shows around the country as her tour DJ and hypeman. So naturally, we are very proud to present Gant’s new solo single and debut FG artist release, “Juke Dat Girl.”
From his earliest 12″s on Dance Mania, to rocking parties around the world on the rave and club circuts alongside legends like Paul Johnson, Gant has been pushing his signature Chicago sound for almost two decades – mixing up rapid-fire juke beats while referencing all the house and disco classics that first paved the way. “Juke Dat Girl” is the latest development of Gant’s hybrid approach, slowing the BPMs down to a more universal tempo but keeping the hyper, party-starting energy intact.
The banging original also comes backed with two massive remixes – an amped-up rave version from the heavily buzzed DC duo Nadastrom and a groove-filled UK funky house rework from ex-Bugz In The Attic producers Greenmoney. The entire single is a DJ must-have, so pick it up now at Beatport (vinyl on its way) and work! And juke! And work! And juke…
Following right on the heels of Infinity +1 is A-Trak’s new Fabric Live mix, which came out in Europe a minute ago but hits stores in the land of the free today. So go pick it up! Happy Cinco De Maino!
A-Trak’s latest and greatest mix CD is hitting shops near you today (along with new discs from UGK, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, fellow Canucks Thunderheist, and more) so go out and stimulate the economy! HIT THE RECORD STORE AND COPPETH THAT SCHITT!
If you don’t feel like leaving the house that’s cool too, grab Infinity +1 on iTunes or the Fool’s Gold webstore (where you can also buy all our new tees, etc) for just TEN BUCKS and get a free poster to boot.
Way back in 2007 when we were first launching the label, The Cool Kids’ debut 12″ single was scheduled as part of our earliest batch of releases. But when the duo decided to drop their Bake Sale EP first on Chocolate, we held back the entire vinyl run so it could be used for a future box set. And waited. And waited… until a week or so ago, when we saw that our old vinyl was starting to hit stores as-is, a random little surprise for you (and us!)
Buy it at Turntable Lab to get “88″ (along with the previously unavailable on vinyl “I Rock,” “Gold & A Pager” and “What It Iz”). And check for the Cool Kids full-length When Fish Ride Bicycles dropping soon, it sounds pretty fun.
As Kid Sis puts the finishing touches on her looooooong awaited LP, we went ahead and dropped this treat especially for all the record spinners out there who were her earliest supporters – an official single for album cut “Get Fresh” exclusively on vinyl and Beatport, where you can buy it today! It comes complete with brand new remixes from homies Zombie Nation (who’s “Lower State Of Consciousness” as ZZT provided sample fodder for the original) and Alex Gopher. To whet your appetite, here’s the Gopher mix courtesy of our friends at RCRD LBL.
Annie Mac and Andy George have already been rinsing the new mixes on BBC, and they’re sure to light up DJ sets all throughout Winter Music Conference and SXSW – where you can conveniently catch Kid Sister performing live every night of the fest, including the late night Fool’s Gold After Dark spectacular on 3/19. Check the info on her MySpace.
As the March 31st release of A-Trak’s Infinity +1 official mix album looms on the horizon, you can keep up to date at the Infinity +1Tumblr (and accompanying Twitter, natch) where you can find daily goodies and surprises all month leading up to the release. It’s kicking off with this downloadable teaser minimix. So keep checking back for more! Infinity +1 tracklisting and tourdates after the jump. Read More
The latest edition of the We Make It Good mix series (what up Pretty Titty!) comes courtesy of none other than Crookers, who turn in a blend of Italian jams both old (vintage 45s and tambourine tracks) and new (their own shit) along with bangers from the usual suspects (Rusko, Mujava, Oizo) so basically what we’re saying is you should go check it out here.
There’s a ton of big things coming up this year for the duo, including remixes for megapopstars, sure-to-be-triumphant Coachella and Sonar gigs, and…A FOOL’S GOLD SINGLE! The forthcoming Crooks release will feature a finished version of new track “What Up Y’all” (the leaked demo is already a hit, word to Hype Machine) as well as exclusive remixes of their fan favorites “Knobbers” and “Embrace The Martian” by DJ Gant-Man and Seiji of Bugz In The Attic fame. It’s sounding great so far, and we’re excited to drop it on you fine people next month. Stay tuned!