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.
We definitely believe in the power of smart partnerships and teamwork over at FG HQ, which is probably why one of our earliest outside supporters was fellow start-up RCRD LBL, who built their whole site around supporting artists and presenting great selections of free, authorized new music.
We’ve done free downloads and track debuts with RCRD LBL for almost as long as we’ve been a label ourselves, and this Tuesday (7.14) we’re linking up with them yet again for the 1st RCRD LBL “Friends & Family Meet Up” from 7-10pm at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC. Reps from the family of labels involved on the site (Fool’s Gold, Ghostly, Warp, etc) will be premiering tons of brand new and unreleased music – and generally just kicking it – so come through and start your evening with us!
To get you psyched, hit the jump to download ALL of the free Fool’s Gold music available on RCRD LBL – tracks, remixes (our own as well as jams our artists have crafted for others), mixtapes and more. Over 50 tracks! Read More
GB’s been all over the place this past week – posted up at his release party, hitting the airways, and getting busy on the road with A-Trak and friends for the 10,000LB Hamburger Tour. Joshua Lekach even caught him cooling out in the freezer, as pictured above. Send in your own sightings and we’ll post the best ones every week! You can still buy a bear of your own at Kidrobot, Turntable Lab and wherever fine ursine products are sold.
Fader TV caught Trizzy on camera at the Charlotte date of the B-Live tour – standing on turntables, dropping the newly mastered Kid Sister single, talking about blogs and hotels and blogging from hotels.
Right as the 10,000LB Hamburger Tour was kicking off this weekend, we found out that Rye Rye had to drop off the trek. But hip-hop don’t stop, so we are psyched to announce the addition of Theophilus London to A-Trak’s state-to-state calvacade of goodtimes (Treasure Fingers is still holding it down, along with all other previously announced special guests). If you’re not familiar with Theo’s particular brand of mic science, check this Fader profile, download his debut mixtape, and give a listen to his latest jam, a remix of The Very Best’s “Warm Heart Of Africa” featuring our boy Ezra Koenig.
Theo hops on the tour 7/11 in Houston – full lineup and ticket info after the jump! Also be sure to follow A-Trak, Treasure Fingers and Mr London on Twitter for the latest and greatest in room service mayhem AS IT HAPPENS. Read More
Trizzy’s summer trek picks up again today in Charlotte NC for another Bacardi B-Live bash, with proper 10,000LB Hamburger Tour dates kicking off on the 5th in Tampa. Treasure Fingers, Rye Rye, surprise guests, new tunes, new merch… how could you say no? Full dates after the jump, check here for advance tickets on all the tour dates. Read More
As mentioned earlier, the A-Trak x Dust La Rock x Kidrobot “Grateful Bear” drops tomorrow at all Kidrobot stores and fine toy retailers around the globe. To celebrate, Trizzy n Duster are giving their NYC pals a chance to pick theirs up early at a signing at the Kidrobot store in NYC tonight from 6-8pm, followed by a free afterparty at Annex with music by Trouble & Bass and new FG fam Kingdom. Ce-le-brate good times, c’moaawnnn!
Next Wednesday (July 1st) following the “Grateful Bear” signing / release event at the Kidrobot store in Soho, A-Trak, Dust La Rock and the rest of the fam take the celebration over to Trouble & Bass’ new party No Escape From NY downstairs at Annex. Our own Kingdom will be providing tunes along with the T&B selectors (including birthday girl Star Eyes!), there will be giveaways from both labels – and maybe a surprise or two?!?! Don’t miss out! Free with RSVP, full details over at Facebook.