Duck Sauce

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Duck Sauce
Duck Sauce @ Wellington Square (25 9 2011) (6202052411).jpg
A-Trak (left) and Armand Van Helden (right).
Background information
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genres House, nu-disco, dance
Years active 2009–present
Labels Fool's Gold Records, Casablanca Records, Republic Records, Ministry of Sound Australia
Website www.ducksaucenyc.com
Members Armand Van Helden
A-Trak

Duck Sauce is an American/Canadian DJ duo consisting of Armand Van Helden and A-Trak. The duo is signed to Casablanca Records, Fool's Gold Records, Republic Records and Ministry of Sound Australia.

History[edit]

Duck Sauce's first tracks are "aNYway" and "You're Nasty". The track "aNYway" capitalizes "NY" to signify the duo's New York origins. The song samples "I Can Do It" by Final Edition. Duck Sauce's debut EP, Greatest Hits was released on July 15, 2010.[citation needed]

In the summer of 2010, Duck Sauce released a track called "Barbra Streisand", named after the singer of the same name. The track heavily samples the 1979 song "Gotta Go Home" by Boney M., which itself is based upon "Hallo Bimmelbahn" by the German band Nighttrain. The famous hookline is written by Heinz Huth. "Barbra Streisand" was first played at Miami Winter Music Conference in 2010 and gained heavy DJ and radio support in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Norway, Austria, Poland, France, Finland, Romania, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Sri Lanka. The song peaked at #3 on the UK Singles Chart and reached #1 on the Australian ARIA Club Chart as of 12 September 2010. For the Billboard week ending December 18, 2010, the song reached the #1 position on the Dance/Club Play Songs chart.[1][2] On April 26, 2011, the song was featured in Glee's 18th episode of their second season.[3] The song was also featured in the Vitamin Water Revive commercial.[4] The "Barbra Streisand" music video has over 69 million views.[5]

"Big Bad Wolf" was released by Duck Sauce in 2011 on BBC Radio and samples wolves howling. The music video features genitalia replaced by human heads. A-Trak notes "When Keith came up with this idea of 'crotchfaces,' we just thought it was hilarious."[6]

On June 6, 2013, announced via Facebook, a preview of the song "It's You" was shown, with the full song released on June 25, 2013. "It's You" samples the track of the same name from FirstCom's OneMusic library.[7] The music video features a barber shop transformed into a surreal dance party which comes to life with the beat of the song. The music video earned Duck Sauce a nomination at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.[citation needed]

In October of the same year they released "Radio Stereo". The song is a rework of "Radio", a 1982 hit by UK punk act The Members. The original chorus, "We listen to the radio! It's better than the stereo", is looped over a driving, funky bass and playful sampling.[citation needed] Songwriter Nigel Bennett of The Members was quoted saying that he was happy that Duck Sauce discovered his song and loved what they've done with "Radio Stereo".[citation needed]

In early 2014 Duck Sauce announced a full album entitled Quack, to be released through Fool's Gold Records. The album features 12 songs by the duo, including "Barbra Streisand" and previously released singles "aNYway", "It's You", and "Radio Stereo". The album's lead single "NRG" samples Melissa Manchester's 1985 track "Energy" and was named Zane Lowe's "Hottest Record in the World" on April 3, 2014.[citation needed] The album was released on April 15, 2014.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details
Quack

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Greatest Hits

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
CAN
[10]
US
[11]
AUS
[12]
AUT
[13]
BEL
[14]
FRA
[15]
GER
[16]
IRE
[17]
NL
[18]
SWI
[19]
UK
[20]
2009 "aNYway" 22 Quack
2010 "Barbra Streisand" 35 89 9 1 1 3 3 2 1 1 3
2011 "Big Bad Wolf" 16 79
2013 "It's You" 32 96 47
"Radio Stereo" 103
2014 "NRG" 73 121
2014 "Ring Me"
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Concerts World Tour 2014[edit]

  • 3/27/2014: Adore Club - Miami (USA)
  • 4/13/2014: Coachella 2014 - Indio (USA)
  • 4/20/2014: Coachella 2014 - Indio (USA)
  • 7/04/2014: Olympic Park - Calgary (Canada)
  • 7/26/2014: Corona SunSets - Mamitas Beach Club - Playa Del Carmen (Mexico)
  • 8/09/2014: Outside Land Festival - San Francisco (USA)
  • 04/10/2014: Presidente Festival - Dominican Republic (DM)

Awards and nominations[edit]

International Dance Music Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2011 Barbra Streisand Best Break-Through Artist Nominated
Barbra Streisand Best Best House/Garage Track Nominated
Best Underground Dance Track Won
2012 Big Bad Wolf Won
Best Music Video Nominated
Big Bad Wolf Best Artist - Group Nominated
2013 It's You Best Visual Effects: MTV Awards Nominated

Grammy Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2012 Barbra Streisand Best Dance Recording Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dance/Club Play Songs. Billboard.
  2. ^ http://www.ariacharts.com.au/pages/charts_display_club.asp?chart=1L50 ARIA Club Chart
  3. ^ Futterman, Erica (27 April 2011). "'Glee' Recap: Everyone's Proud to be 'Born This Way'". Rolling Stone (Wenner Media). Retrieved 29 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Vitamin Water Revive Commercial. YouTube. April 18, 2011.
  5. ^ "Duck Sauce - Barbra Streisand (Official Music Video)". YouTube. 
  6. ^ Big Bad Wolf Rolling Stones Videos. October 24, 2011.
  7. ^ OneMusic Track Sampled in Duck Sauce's New Single FirstCom Music. June 25, 2013.
  8. ^ https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/playlists/29685882%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-peHa5&color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=true
  9. ^ http://www.foolsgoldrecs.com/releases/greatest-hits/
  10. ^ "Duck Sauce Canadian Singles". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2013-11-28. 
  11. ^ "Duck Sauce – Chart History: The Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 
  12. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Duck Sauce". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  13. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Duck Sauce". Austrian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  14. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Duck Sauce". Belgium Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  15. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Duck Sauce". French Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  16. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Duck Sauce". German Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  17. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Duck Sauce". Irish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  18. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Duck Sauce". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  19. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Duck Sauce". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  20. ^ "Duck Sauce > UK Charts". Officialcharts.com/. Official Charts Company. 
  21. ^ "Australian accreditations". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  22. ^ "Canadian digital download certifications – Duck Sauce – Barbra Streisand". Music Canada. 
  23. ^ "Finnish accreditations". IFPI Finland. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  24. ^ "German Singles Accreditations". Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 

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