Aussie dance act Mashd N Kutcher have again become inadvertent local heroes after dropping in a classic Aussie ad during their recent set in Germany.

Over the years, we’ve seen plenty of artists have a little bit of fun with their fans in strange, kooky ways. Why, there was Nine Inch Nails inciting panic by sending them a mysterious powder (the word ‘fun’ is used loosely here), David Bowie occasionally popping up on his own online message board, and even Violent Soho dropping a brief Nirvana reference into their Like A Version cover. But nothing will come close to the continued brilliance of Mashd N Kutcher.

If you’re not familiar with the group, Mashd N Kutcher are a Brisbane-based duo who pay the bills by delivering some of the slickest electronic tunes out there, and backing it up with an absolutely stellar live show.

Needless to say, these shows have become rather popular around the world, giving the pair ample opportunities to have a little bit of fun with their audiences who might not be familiar with classic Australian references.

Taking to the stage in Germany recently, the duo were delivering one of their brilliant sets in front of a 10,000-strong crowd before instead of dropping the bass, they decided to drop in the sounds of a classic Aussie ad.

Yes, that’s the dulcet tones of Frank Walker from National Tiiiiiiles being pumped out of that oversized speaker system, undoubtedly leaving hordes of German fans looking at each other in confusion as they wonder what’s going on. Sadly, the audio on the video wasn’t clear enough to make out that one Aussie bloke in the back who was probably tasked with explaining just who the heck Frank Walker is.

To their credit though, when the beat comes back, suddenly Frank Walker is sounding less like an auditory inconvenience and more like an expertly-placed addition to the EDM scene.

Of course, Mashd N Kutcher are no strangers to the disappointing beat drops, having made a habit of dropping in some unexpected sounds during their sets. After all, there’s nothing that puts a smile on your face quicker than expecting some dirty beats, only to receive a steady dosage of Vanessa Carlton’s ‘A Thousand Miles’ or Spandau Ballet’s ‘True’.

Here’s to many more years of trolling all those eager crowds!

Check out a collection of Mashd N Kutcher’s disappointing drops:

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