10 posts categorized "a-trak"


Chromeo (featuring Elly Jackson) - Hot Mess (Duck Sauce Remix)


So what's that Duck Sauce remix of Chromeo and Elly's Hot Mess sound like then?


Hot mess






mp3: Chromeo (ft Elly Jackson) - Hot Mess (Duck Sauce Remix)




Duck Sauce - Goody Two Shoes (Louis Laroche Edit)

Finally. Something from Duck Sauce to make us never yearn to hit play on Barbra Streisand ever again. New tune, Goody Two Shoes, is another sweet sampled sounder that pulls from hot to trot disco ditty, Good to Me, from THP.






mp3: Duck Sauce - Goody Two Shoes (Louis Laroche Edit)

mp3: THP - Good To Me




Robyn - Indestructible (A-Trak Remix)

Open your ears and hearts you little beasts...for something so worthy of your attention that I didn't even listen to A-Trak's remix of Robyn's Indestructible all the way through before opening up this page to start writing and posting and swooning. So now, I'm doing all three of those actions whilst the remainder of the song plays and you should probably join me on this sexy lil' journey right now.




Annie Mac debuted this fix on her Friday night show over on the BBC's Radio 1. Love ya girl, but hey musicians, DJs and producers, how's about sharing the wealth with another chick who's got the Thursday night radio radness tip on lock here in the States.




Love this.




mp3: Robyn - Indestructible (A-Trak Remix)




No, But Really: Who's Behind the Barbra Streisand Sample and Phenomenon?

Is there really any doubt that Duck Sauce's Barbra Streisand has become that one song which is universally accepted as a dance floor filler and fist pumper of a ditty, no matter the occasion or situation? No, there's not. And as much as I tire of it, there's really no escaping it, which lead me to do a little digging on the origins of the song, because as well as we all know how talented A-Trak and Armand Van Helden are, we also know that those dudes did not create what's become an iconic loop and sound. No dis on 'em, but some Germans and soul funk singers get all the credit here, brahs.




In 1973, kraut brothers Heinz and Jürgen Huth formed the band Nighttrain, which fell mostly into obscurity, save for their single, Hallo Bimmelbahn, which caught new life when revitalized and reimagined by fellow countrymen of the disco variety, Boney M, in 1979.


While the former "rockers" version is sung all in the native tongue, it's easy to hear the immediate infectiousness of the arrangement and now unmistakeable "ooh oo-oooh ooh oo-ooh oohs". Lots of tambourine in Nighttrain's version too. Solid.


Boney M lifted the track for sampling purposes on their single Gotta Get Home, complete with full chorused vocals and steel drums. This fix is much more reminiscent of Duck Sauce's current smash, and is quite strikingly similar in more ways than one: the opening rolling tones, the disco beat, the hand clapability factor, etc...


Regardless, this is one song, sample and selection that we won't soon hear the last of. In whichever way you like your funked out fun.




mp3: Nighttrain - Hallo Bimmelbahn

mp3: Boney M - Gotta Go Home




Recap: The Fool's Gold and Jelly Pool Party Was, In Fact, Not The Last One

And damn it, I'm psyched as psyched can be that we've got one more week to revel in the radness that is this summer's Jelly Pool Party events, down at the Williamsburg Waterfront. After major OSA vs Jelly eFisticuffs went down, I awakened this past Sunday morning to news that next week's Delorean and Dominique Young Unique-featuring event is back on. Hooray! But before we get too far ahead, let's take a lil' looksy at the weekend that was: rain, rum, record labels and all.



Fool's Gold had the distinguishing honor of curating the day's lineup, and what better way to do so than with a ton of their friends and, literally, family. Chromeo (half made of the other brother Macklovitch, he who heads up the label...A-Trak), Kid Sister (A's girl), The Suzan and Telephoned rounded out the bill, with deck destroyer Kingdom offering up the in-betwixt set spins.


The rain delayed everything just a smidge, but the warm confines of the All Saints Pub once again proved a proper breeding ground for afternoon shenanigans, high fives, hollering at hot contingents, and giving us good reason to smile and toss 'em back in anticipation of next week's sayonara soiree. Also, we know who that TBA guest is. You're probably going to want to be in attendance.


Full set of pictures from this past Sunday's Pool Party can be viewed here. And yeah, they're all from behind and/or in All Saints cause I didnt feel like getting dropped on with precipitation. Baby Beast. 






mp3: Chromeo - Night By Night (Skreams Sex Step Remix)



A-Trak - Dirty South Dance 2 (free mixtape!)

Want some wobble in your gobble? A-Trak's back with his second installment of the Dirty South Dance mixtape steez, and round deux picks up right where we left off on the first at bat...with a blistering line-up of notable tunes and tracks given the rubdown by the talented turntablist.



After churning out Trizzy Turnt Up and having that song scorch a blazing path through blogworld, it's rad to give an ear to rest of the freebies, as A-Trak spins a wild web of notable tunes...all being given his one-two punch of shazam blam pow.


Download the mixtape for free here, and give your eyes a go at the track list below.


1. Intro

2. Trizzy Turnt Up
3. How Low Can U Bake
4. We Don't Want No Goblins
5. She Got A Dum Donk
6. Whatever You Shoot
7. Ice Cream On Blast
8. Carte Blanche feat. Kid Sister: Do! Do! Do!
9. Twerk That Driver
10. Vampires Going Ham
11. Loonies To Blow
12. Make The Trap Wile Out
13. O Let's Overdo It
14. Donnis: Gone (DJ Craze Remix)
15. Ain't I A Joker



mp3: Sebastien Tellier - Kilometer (A-Trak Extended Dub)



Duck Sauce - Barbara Streisand (O-God Remix)

What's your favorite Barbra Streisand movie? Rather, what's your fave song by the legendary lady of voice? How's about we forget all that nonsense and move on to what your new obsession riddled tune of the rapidly-approaching summer months is going to be? Yeah!



Duck Sauce, the duo known properly as A-Trak and Armand Van Helden, follow up the success of aNYway with another dandy fine disco-tinged tune that's sure to make your knees buckle from the absurd amount of dancing it will initiate.


The original track Barbara Streisand is super plus, but if it's something a bit shiftier with an amped up pace and beat, then grab the O-God remix. For something a bit truer to the initial trek, g'wan'n'git the One Duran fix.


Either way, they've got this funny girl dancing. (puns on film names! or are you all to young to get that...)


mp3: Duck Sauce - Barbara Streisand (O-God Remix)

mp3: Duck Sauce - Barbara Streisand (One Duran Remix)



Kaskade (ft Dragonette) - Fire In Your New Shoes

The second single from Kaskade's upcoming album, Dynasty, features one of our most favorite bands of the past few years. London-via-Canada outfit, Dragonette, give his track, Fire In Your Shoes, the specialty vocal treatment and a punch of riffy roughness that suits his stellar production so well.



With the Chicago-born DJ set to release his sixth studio album on April 27 (digitally) and May 11 (everywhere), he's already thrown out the title track for our listening pleasure, which features Haley providing the voicework.


Fire In Your Shoes is available on iTunes now. Give a listen to it below, and if so inclined, grab the track here.


BONUS! Dragonette are playing Brooklyn Bowl on Sunday, April 25. Get a $5 ticket here.




mp3: Kaskade (featuring Dragonette) - Fire In Your New Shoes





Beastly Bits #29

Seasons change, people adjust, but one thing remains constant...it's the morning bits! Pumped and primed to bring you a tasty selection of news and info, we remain steadfast.


On to the next, on, on, to the next one...


Chew Lips announce a new set of UK dates for their tour in support of debut album, Unicorn. Check out the list of shows here.

Nicky Digital has video footage of the "jewet" between Gonzales and A-Trak that I still can't stop raving about. Watch the clips from last Thursday's performance here. Amazing!  

EXIT Festival has announced their first round of acts for the July event in Serbia. Here's the rundown.

Diplo's remix of Private's My Secret Lover is being used in the Prada SS10 Women's Ad Campaign. Check out the clip here. Hot!


Copycat remixed Erik Hassle's Hurtful with smashing results. Get ready to feel...get ready to dance. Free download of the fix is yours below.


Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore and Yoko Ono form a supergroup/trio. More details here.


Pitbull performed on Lopez Tonight, and I'd be lying if I didn't say his live band absolutely crushed it! Watch the performance here.


mp3: Erik Hassle - Hurtful (A Copycat Remix)


Gonzales Mixes it Up at Joe's Pub This Week

Good things come in threes, eh? With last night being the third night of Gonzales' month-long residency at Joe's Pub, it was fitting that in addition his own excellent musicalities, he was joined by the master mixing of A-Trak and the world-class clarinetist, David Krakauer. Three rad dudes combining for a spectacular night of entertainment...ahh the power of numbers.


Much like his previous two stints earlier this month, Gonzales rolled through a number of classical pieces, modern re-interpretations, casual chats with the audience and ultimately, the best of what we'd previously seen from the gifted gent.

This week, special guest A-Trak thrilled us with his turntablist's battle with the pianist. Throwing R. Kelly's Fiesta and Clipse's Wamp Wamp into the mix had me both on the edge of my seat and with a permanent grin on my mug. Their entire "jewet" (duets done by Jews, as Chilly likes to classify them) was easily the most intriguing, interesting and ultimately magical moment of any of Gonzo's performances thus far.

Additional highlights included the surprise Krakauer joining Gonzo, along with the latter revisiting his first week rendition of The Police's King of Pain, standing atop the piano.




Gonzales released his Pianist Envy mixtape earlier this week, which you can download for free here. Next Thursday is his final night of his month-long stay at Joe's Pub. Special guest is Princess Superstar. Grab a ticket here.


mp3: R Kelly, Jay-Z And Foxy Brown - Fiesta (2009 Re-Remix)

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