DUCK SAUCE RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR “aNYway”, DIRECTED BY JEREMIE ROZAN OF SURFACE TO AIR
Duck Sauce, also known as the all-star collaboration between DJs A-Trak and Armand Van Helden, have released the Surface To Air directed video for “aNYway”, which premiered yesterday on Pitchfork.tv. One of the definitive house music anthems of 2009, the uplifting single revives classic mid-90s production formulas that Armand Van Helden helped pioneer, coupled with filtered French Touch-era referencing disco house. The resulting effort became a massive dancefloor hit, supported by many DJs worldwide and notably receiving heavy daytime airplay on Radio 1’s A list.
For the video, Duck Sauce tapped fellow creative compatriot and award-winning director Jeremie Rozan of the multifaceted Paris-based art, design, and fashion collective Surface To Air. Starring Jean-Michel Berlin (set designer for most of the Surface To Air films) and Maroussia Rebecq of the fellow creative agency Andrew Crews, the video revisits an iconic scene from “Ghost”, which now can sadly double as an unintentional tribute to the late Patrick Swayze. Translating the sensual-yet-celebratory feelings that “aNYway” conjures, Rozan’s romantic touch echoes the vision of Duck Sauce’s contemporary update on classic house music.
“aNYway” will be released in the UK October 26th on Ministry of Sound, who premiered their own video for the single last week. The single will also be included on Duck Sauce’s forthcoming Greatest Hits, as a vinyl-only EP on Fool’s Gold Records. North American release details will be announced soon.
Watch the Surface To Air video of “aNYway” here:
Q&A with Duck Sauce and Jeremie Rozan on the making of “aNYway”
Watch the UK video here: