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A-Trak and Armand Van Helden cut hair, Afros come alive
Duck Sauce don’t do music videos often (songs either for that matter) but when they do, it’s always special. The DJ duo made up of A-Trak and Armand Van Helden made a funky, soulful return last week with their new track “It’s You,” an upbeat sampledelic groove featuring vocals from what seems to be a bygone barbershop quartet. But for the video, we visit a barbershop from another dimension entirely. It begins mundanely enough, with our musical hosts behind the clippers, trimming the ‘dos of various customers. But as the beat picks up, the hair begins to move with the rhythm — eyeballs, too, and soon the entire salon transforms. Eventually a disco ball emerges from a sizable Afro, black-light head designs are revealed, and rising foam envelops the clientele.