Buzzing Atlanta by way of Alabama-based group WatchTheDuck have announced that their highly anticipated new EP, “The Trojan Horse”, will be released on November 20th, 2015. The seven-track project, which is to be released via DIM MAK / Epic Records, is now available for pre-order.
Executive produced by collaborators T.I. A.K.A. Tip, Pharrell Williams, Tricky Stewart, and Steve Aoki, the EP’s seven dynamic songs feature collaborative work with the likes of ScHoolboy Q, Afrojack, Candice Pillay, DJ E-Freezy and the aforementioned T.I., Pharrell Williams and Steve Aoki. As told by WatchTheDuck, “We call it ‘The Trojan Horse’ because it is a way for us to gather all our friends, the artists we love, and literally sneak into culture with a sound that combines worlds.”
When fans pre-order the EP, they will receive the infectious, bass-heavy brand-new single Don’t Blame Luv featuring T.I. as an instant download. Don’t Blame Luv comes fresh after the release of the EP’s first single Making Luv To The Beat feat. T.I. and DJ E-Feezy.
Known for their innovative fusion of thumping electronics, soulful melodies and trap-inspired beats, WatchTheDuck is the brainchild of duo Jesse Rankins (vocalist—A.K.A. “The Voice”) and Eddie Smith III (producer/DJ—A.K.A. “The Sound”). While demolishing genre boundaries and setting new benchmarks in today’s music scene, WatchTheDuck has experienced critical acclaim due to their fresh perspective on production and songwriting smarts, which has earned them the support of influential figures as diverse as Tip, Aoki and Williams.
Recently, Tip tapped WatchTheDuck to lend their techniques to Light Em Up, the track Billboard hailed as the “darkest and strongest cut” on his chart-topping 2014 album “Paperwork”. The duo has also collaborated with a slew of other artists, including Beyoncé, The-Dream, Afrojack, Busta Rhymes, Young Jeezy, SchoolBoy Q, Sevyn Streeter, and Pharrell Williams, among others. Already having a stellar catalogue of music, including previously releases such as the “Black Music On Molly ReMixtape”, “Anatidaephobia” EP and the critically acclaimed “Don’t Watch Me” mixtape, WatchTheDuck will follow “The Trojan Horse” EP with a full-length studio album in 2016.
1. Stretch 2-3-4 (feat. Pharrell Williams)
2. Making Luv To The Beat (feat T.I. & DJ E-Feezy)
3. 6 Shots (feat. ScHoolboy Q & Candice Pillay)
4. Don’t Blame Luv (feat. T.I.)
5. Lost Future (feat. Afrojack)
6. Hustler (feat. T.I.)
7. Beautiful, Broken & Wasted (feat. Steve Aoki)