Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Why Barbra Streisand?

Why her? Why her of all people? In the latest in a series of sample heavy electronic tracks coming out, we present the duo Duck Sauce - comprised of Armand Van Helden and A-Trak - and their track "Barbra Streisand". Now, for those who haven't somehow seen the video that's been released for it? I'm gonna show it to you.

First of all, that woman is beyond annoying. More annoying than Barbra Streisand, herself. And Armand, you've got Boston roots, and do everything in your power to ignore that, now. What a fucking joke, man. The showing off of who's who in this video is incredibly irritating, also. I don't care who you guys know. Seriously. I know some cool and talented people, also, but I would never feel the need to boost my ego by showing it off. Some may say, "Well, they're showing what's what in New York City." Fine. New York is one of the largest cities in the world. I would hope that they had some talent. Again, don't shove it down my throat.

Now, how about we tell you where these guys snagged the sample from? Boney M's "Gotta Go Home" is the winner in this department. Check the video below, also. Seriously. Have producers gotten this lazy? Can't you people use samples in a creative way that's still catchy? No? Okay, I hear the message loud and clear. Armand's foray into samples isn't new, either. He's done this for the better part of a decade, now. While it was cute to start off, it's getting tiresome. A-Trak isn't helping matters, any, by throwing his hand into this. Is this track catchy? Yes. But so is the Boney M tune it ripped off. And now we see a plethora of "remixers" doing nothing more than using programs like Ableton to lay down an acapella over it and viola! A remix! One of those "remixes" is here. While it still takes some talent to do this stuff, and a little ingenuity, doesn't it smack of cheap when you do this to a tune that blatantly rips off another one?

Download Duck Sauce - Barbra Streisand

Download Duck Sauce - Barbra Streisand (Just Banks How Low remix)

Download Boney M - Gotta Go Home

And you may want to grab these quick. God knows how long before we get a nasty email wanting these off the site.


mcluskyist said...

I knew this track was sample heavy but goddamn "Duck Sauce" IS "Gotta Go Home". No unique twist or artistry. A surprise from A-Trak & Van Helden. Makes me sad. But thanks for posting Boney M and getting me turned on. Loving it!

Unknown said...

thank you so much for pointing that out! it's really irritating.