ELECTRIFYING COLLECTIVE WatchTheDuck
KICKS OFF 2016 IN A BIG WAY FOLLOWING THE RELEASE OF ACCLAIMED EP
THE TROJAN HORSE
WatchTheDuck REVEALS NEW SERIES
“INSIDE THE TROJAN HORSE” WITH
EPISODE ONE: i am OTHER (VIEW HERE)
Los Angeles, CA – Last year was exceptionally momentous for WatchTheDuck. The collective released their highly anticipated EP, The Trojan Horse in November 2015, which featured collaborations with Pharrell Williams, T.I., Steve Aoki, and more. The Trojan Horse was released via Dim Mak / Epic Records and is now available on iTunes here. Billboard quotes the collective’s dynamic as “EDM with hip-hop weaving in soulful hooks and high-energy production meant to evoke emotion.” The Trojan Horse also received solid support from Zane Lowe on Beats 1, Fader, Complex, and more.
Continuing the momentum of last year’s success, WatchTheDuck releases Episode One: i am OTHER from their newly launched “Inside The Trojan Horse” series. The videos provide an in-depth look at the essence of WTD's formation, purpose and development, highlighting all of the hard work they put into the collective. Episode one includes a roundtable discussion featuring WatchTheDuck and Pharrell Williams, which can be viewed here.
WatchTheDuck kicked off their holiday season with an exclusive mix for Ministry of Sound’s 12 Days of Mixmas (Stream). Additionally, fans heard the collective’s new single “Stretch 2-3-4” feat Pharrell Williams on a Samsung Galaxy commercial (Watch). Recently, WTD celebrated a #1 spot on Hype Machine’s Twitter Chart with MERCE’s fresh take on “Making Luv to the Beat” feat. T.I & DJ E-Feezy (Listen). WatchTheDuck is making major headway in 2016 and is thrilled to continue connecting with fans through their artistry.
Known for their innovative fusion of thumping electronics, soulful melodies and trap-inspired beats, WatchTheDuck is the brainchild of 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 Williams and Tricky Stewart.