Duck Sauce, HARD Summer 2013, Los Angeles, 2013.

Duck Sauce releases first single in six years, ‘Smiley Face’

The duo haven’t released new music since their Quack LP back in April 2014.

After a near six-year-long hiatus, Duck Sauce are officially back in conversation with their newest single, “Smiley Face.” As the super duo side project of A-trak and Armand van Helden, the pair made headlines with a Coachella 2020 billing that completely blindsided their respective fanbases—and all of EDM, for that matter. Then, amidst rumors of a plotted return, the nu-disco duo was announced for Tomorrowland and dance music fans began preparing for an all-out comeback.

“Smiley Face” lands as a track that is heavily inspired by an older disco-informed style of house music that Duck Sauce’s signature sound rests upon. Catchy, upbeat, funky, and positive are few ways to describe the feel-good record with groove appeal. The house music tastemakers also used a sample from Two Tons O’ Fun’s 1980 song “Make Someone Feel Happy Today” in the single, layered over infectious lyrics and soulful melodies

The year is shaping up to be a stellar return for Duck Sauce with even more releases to come as festival season officially kicks off in spring. Stay tuned for more.