Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Song of the Moment: Duck Sauce - "Barbra Streisand"
Duck Sauce is generally made from dried plums, apricots, vinegar, sugar and spices. It is also the name of the collaboration between A-Trak and Armand Van Helden, and it is awesome. "Barbra Streisand" is making the internet rounds, with a celebrity-filled video (see above) and the Times has already, perhaps prematurely, declared it viral. There's of course a slew of remixes on Hype Machine, but what's really fascinating to me is the source material.
"Barbra Streisand" distills the exhilarating hook from Boney M's "Gotta Go Home," and then punches in its namesake. It's simple but catchy, preserving the source material's melody and thrumming percussion. What's especially cool about the video - set right here in New York, incidentally - is that the various musicians who show up contribute their own styles,
Comparison of Duck Sauce's first single, "aNYone" and its sample material after the jump.
Here's Final Edition's "I Can Do It."