Duck Sauce | Soundcloud | Buy QUACK
To say Duck Sauce’s debut album was “highly anticipated” would be a severe understatement. Anyone that had their records in steady rotation since aNYway, You’re Nasty, and even the heyday of Barbra Streisand knows that we were practically begging for them to release an album of funky, sample-based disco since 2011. Well, this past Tuesday, they finally satisfied our salivating taste buds and exceeded well beyond all the hype.
The album is the epitome of everything that is Duck Sauce. Random, hilarious samples and skits, articulate DJ cuts from A-Trak, rhythmic and bouncy bass, quacks, duck puns…the list goes on. Aside from the singles released over the years, the standout track for me was “Everyone ft. Teddy Toothpick,” which just so happens to be an alias for Dave 1 of Chromeo, A-Trak’s brother. Not only is it cool to see A-Trak and his brother working together, there couldn’t be a better fit. The track grooves on into what sounds like Danny Brown looking for a less than favorable booty call at the end. Just a text book track from these disco legends. It’s nice to comfortably bask in something you had such high hopes for. Enjoy and buy the album here.
Jagwar Ma | Soundcloud
With the booming Australian sound sprouting new bands left and right, Jagwar Ma was our most anticipated act at Coachella. Their eccentric breed of psychedelic synth-rock had us hungry for their set on Friday, and they delivered in so many ways. The energy was incredibly raw and fit the festival’s vibe uniquely. Fellow Aussies Cut Copy took one of their staple tracks and added a spacey dance beat that took it to an unthinkable level. Best part? It’s just over 8 minutes long.
They released this as part of a 4 track remix EP that you can find here. Lean back and zone out to this one.
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Let’s not go forgetting that it is The Do LaB’s 10-year anniversary. And they’re definitely bringing the heat both weekends. Among the smattering of class acts at the fest-within-a-fest upon the Polo Fields are Foamo and Rack’N'Ruin as UK powerhouse duo Gorgon City. They play Saturday. Weekend 2 goers, be sure to check out the French Express instead.
With backgrounds in pretty much every electronic genre, Gorgon City makes sweet music that is 1-part Disclosure, 1-part Rudimental, and all-parts uniquely Matt & Kye. Think: deep garage house with addicting bass lines and entrancing vocals. Don’t forget to catch Disclosure’s and Rudimental’s sets over the weekend too!
Wave Race | Do Lab | Tickets
After having an explosive year in 2013, Wave Racer has garnered attention from underground aficionados all around the world. And deservedly so! His unique style and uncanny ability to pump out tunes at will have established his credibility in the bouncy electronic music scene. This thriving part of the underground owes much of its credit to Flume’s dubbed Australian Dance Music. Wave Racer also happens to reside from the land down unda, along with other major influences of the sound. The Do Lab and Mad Decent topped the bill by add Jersey club pioneer Trippy Turtle! This night is going to be a riot, and we have two tickets up for grabs for our readers.
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RAC | Buy Strangers
Andre Anjos has been building a name for himself as a remix artist extraordinaire. On top of all the skill he’s built over the years comes an LP that consists solely of his own work. Rife with the sprightly indie-pop instrumental goodness we love, Strangers also packs a tropical vocal punch from some of the biggest acts out there (to name a few: Alex Ebert, Tegan & Sara, and St. Lucia). Now, please excuse us while we take these catchy vibes out.
Come dance with us in Santa Ana on April 9th. An RAC live set is nothing short of stellar. Tickets are still on sale!
1. Let Go (ft. Kele & MNDR)
2. Ello Ello (ft. Body Language)
3. Hollywood (ft. Penguin Prison)
5. Hard To Hold (ft. Tegan & Sara)
6. Tourist (ft. Tokyo Police Club)
7. Tear You Down (ft. Alex Ebert)
9. Seventeen (ft. Pink Feathers)
10. Repeating Motion (ft. Karl Kling)
11. All I Got (ft. Peter Morén)
12. I Should’ve Guessed (ft. Speak)
13. Ready For It (ft. St. Lucia)
14. 405 (ft. YACHT)
15. We Belong (ft. Katie Herzig)
16. Cheap Sunglasses (ft. Matthew Koma)