Track: I Get Lifted (Duck Beats)
Artist: Barbara Tucker
Label: Strictly Rhythm
Barbara Tucker, last profiled here, was definitely making a name for herself in the mid-90s with a handful of huge releases that packed dance floors the world over. I Get Lifted was the quintessential club song, complete with euphoric hook and tightly knit rhythm. The song was written by then little known Chicago producer Ron Carroll after a chance encounter with Louie Vega at the '94 WMC in Miami.
The most beloved version by most DJs was the Duck Beats mix. No annoying vocals to get in the way, just a devastating bass-heavy groove that hypnotized everyone in earshot. The duck-like "wah wahs" are almost skull-penetrating. You know how you still feel like you're on a boat after you get off? That's Duck Beats. You're still feeling it after it's over. And of course the ridiculous simple nature of this version gave DJs the freedom to layer their acapellas of choice over the beat.
Turn up your bass to best experience Duck Beats!
If you're looking for a nice mix that retains vocals, go with the Bar Dub version - It's got the Duck Beats sound but keeps the original vocals while removing the lengthy intro. All the enjoyable elements in one package; all flavor, no filler.