Thursday, August 09, 2007

Daft Punk and Hip Hop

Daft Punk, "Harder Faster Better Stronger (Neptunes remix)" (YSI link)

Daft Punk, "Aerodynamics (Slum Village remix)"
(YSI link)

Is there any other choice for a follow-up to the Daft Punk/Kanye post than this one on the Harder Faster Better Stronger Hip Hop Remixes EP? The answer is no. I think these are the only two officially sanctioned remixes by prominent hip-hop producers, definitely feel like the Neptunes were an excellent choice, despite their lack of remix projects, just on some masters coming together shit. I actually enjoy their remix of "Harder Faster Better Stronger," although it's a far cry from the original. They turn it into a much lighter, less robotic track, sounds like more of a Pharrell joint to me. It's got the "ahh" background singing samples, a rubbery bassline, a laid back beat, some forgettable Pharell rhymes, a fun "Daft Punk" shout out, good time.

The Slum Village remix isn't really happening for me. I need to give it some more listens to figure out why, right now I'm off to see Daft Punk. Daft Punk! See y'all in Coney Island and Studio B late night for the Ed Banger/Rapture afterparty. Night of a lifetime.

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