Duck Rock

11/09/2015A Sonic Essay On Malcolm McLaren's Iconic Album

Berlin-based DJ, producer and Man Recordings label-head Daniel Haaksman, a well-known devotee to the global dance floor scene with a penchant for fresh urban bass sounds from baile funk to afro house (which he also presents via his regular Luso FM radio show on Funkhaus Europa), recently released a brilliant sonic essay, paying tribute to Malcolm McLaren’s iconic 1983 “Duck Rock” album.

McLaren, known to have championed British youth culture, fashion and pop music, formed and managed the Sex Pistols and married Vivienne Westwood, was just as commercially successful as he was controversial, at one point switching from rock'n'roll manager and fashion entrepreneur to solo artist, ultimately producing his debut album “Duck Rock” alongside production superstar Trevor Horn and the World’s Famous Supreme Team.

Now, more than thirty years after its original release, Haaksman put together a sonic collage of TV footage, interviews and alternate takes, including unreleased fragments from the World’s Famous Supreme Team Show, to ultimately shine a new light on one of the most innovative - yet underrated - albums of the 1980s and its hit-single “Buffalo Gals”; a musical journey featuring acoustic sounds from across the globe. Enjoy!

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom