Tag Archives: A-Trak

SASQUATCH SPOTLIGHT: SYLVAN ESSO

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Sylvan Esso. Have you heard of them yet? Well, at least a thousand of you have since they recently sold out a show at the Commodore, seemingly completely under the radar.

Amelia Meath on vocals, with her lengthy armpit hair and towering platform sneakers; Nick Sanborn working the mixing table, with his lived-in t’s and blasé good looks. It’s an odd pairing but nothing we haven’t seen in the realm of indie music duos. And to be completely honest, they aren’t really giving us anything ground-breaking in the electro-pop genre either.

But what they lack in progressive concepts they more than make up for in guileless execution. Her exquisitely toned voice coupled with his stuttering synth beats, this is music you feel before you dissect. And it’s magic.

While their mid-tempo compositions and unexpected rhythms have been on repeat in my headphones, I really can’t wait to hear these beats erupt during their live performance.

-Andrea

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The Cocktail Hour ft. Felix Cartal

I found a LOT of good mixes this week but this one hit me in that sweet spot. Felix has a super consistently awesome weekly mix but this one he decided to take it back to a time when the dance music scene was going through some big time changes.

These genre pushing sounds were so influential most of them still hold up today. The year was only 2007 but these were the songs that shaped my taste for electronic music. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t get shivers a few times through this mix. Or that I don’t have a few of these still on regular rotation. Justice. Busy P. A-trak. This mix is a ton of fun.

 

 

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Duck Sauce – Duck Droppings

Its another Quack Attack! This time they’ve released a few of the single off their unbelievably dancy Duck Tape mix .

The Coachella lineup was released and boys from NY are playing. Fingers crossed they hit up the rest of the festival circuit because I would love to see them once of twice or 4 times this summer. Enjoy

 

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The Cocktail Hour ft. Duck Sauce

Quack quack mother fuckers!

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Happy Friday! Enjoy this hilarious and dancy mix from the guys with the most style in dance music. This is The Duck Tape from Duck Sauce!

 

 

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QUACK is most definitely BACK!

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Its Duck Sauce, baby! A-Trak and Armand Van Helden make up the New York super group that’s bringing the funk and soul back to dance music.

 

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A-Trak: A love story..

A-Trak is one of my favorite DJs for a so many reasons. He’s Canadian. He wears fedoras like, really well. He’s been the best scratch DJ in the world since he was 15. I’m not even exaggerating at all. You have to see it, I don’t know how he does it! It just sits up there super chill and not douchy at all.

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Look at this guy.

He’s 1/2 of Duck Sauce. He runs the coolest record label, Fools Gold, which has signed the coolest artist.. Danny Brown, Chromeo, Tommy Trash, Flosstradamus, Kavinsky, just to name a few.  He also runs this super weird and awesome YouTube channel with Diplo and Skrillex, POTATOwillEATyou.

Most importantly though, I saw him at a my first music festival in 2010. Back when I had no idea what kind of music I liked or what artists were my favorite.. I was just on an adventure. Then I stumbled into the dance tent and witnessed Trizzy scratching Robot Rock by Daft Punk. This. This is what its all about.

I cant WAIT to see him blow the roof off Celebrities tonight!! Get your tickets right hurr

A-TRAK-APRIL FOOLS TOUR-FINAL

 

 

 

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