From producing Afrika Bambaataa’s revolutionary song “Planet Rock” to introducing the 808 drum machine to hip hop and electro, to working with New Order, Hall & Oates and the Pet Shop Boys, Arthur Baker’s imprint on 1980’s dance music is enormous. He talks about growing up in Boston and shares anecdotes about the movie Beat Street and a rare Miles Davis studio session.
Duck Sauce is the Grammy-nominated duo of seasoned DJs Armand Van Helden and A-Trak. While the connoisseur crowd might also know them for judging underground hot sauce competitions and hosting Zumba classes in the Southwest, most people know Duck Sauce as chart-topping producers who left their webbed footprints all over the biggest festivals in the world, from Coachella to EDC and Tomorrowland. But what “Duck Duck Goose” shows us is that being a DJ, fundamentally, means being interested in people and their stories. In this series, our beloved Ducks welcome a new guest on each episode, ranging from musical heroes like Todd Terry and DJ Premier to unexpected characters like marine biologist Patricia Brennan and alien civilization specialist Billy Carson. No feather is left unturned. You might even pick up some cooking tips along the way.