Wednesday 26 June 2013

Daft Punk - Get Lucky (Remix)

Forget Robin Thicke and his rapey Blurred Lines.  No ifs, no buts - Get Lucky is the song of the summer.  Not just because it's everywhere, but because it's a phenomenal song.  And now it's been remixed by the French masters themselves.

The best remixes are those that take the familiar but add a completely new spin to create something wholly different.  You won't find that here.  Instead, it's more like an alternative cut of the same track with some new twists.  The duo have taken the line "all ends with beginnings" to heart with chord sequences and lyrics reversed, plus some chopped samples and newly layered textures, before settling into a familiar groove for the majority of its ten minute duration.  If anything it adds greater insight into the creation of the song and its various components, but it doesn't quite warrant the hype.  Anyone disappointed by 'Random Access Memories' won't find an upbeat club mix here.

And with rumours that Daft Punk will be remixing the whole album, we have plenty more alternative versions to look forward to, though there's already stiff competition from Nicolas Jaar and his 'Daftside' project.

Still, whether in remixed or original form, Get Lucky is undeniably the song of the summer.  Do you really need an excuse to enjoy it all over again?


Listen: Daft Punk's remix of Get Lucky is available now on Spotify and will be released on July 15th.