A couple weeks ago in my Kaskade Redux review, I mentioned a mashup Kaskade played of Get Lucky and an ID deep house track. After doing some digging, I was able to uncover the actual mashup he played. Apparently it’s by an artist named Justin Michael who was giving the track away on his Facebook page. It’s a mash of Get Lucky with Surfin by Tube, Berger & Nice7. Kaskade dug it so much that he decided to throw it into his Redux sets. I’m not usually a huge mashup fan, but I do make one exception and that’s for Kaskade. His mashups are the best and even though this wasn’t made by him, the fact that he decided to play it proves its quality.
I am a huge Beats of Antique fan, so I was stokked to hear that they were covering the hottest song of 2013. David of Beats of Antique heard Charles Butler on YouTube covering “Get Lucky” with his banjo. He loved it so much that he reached out to him and got him in the studio. Within a few days they had a finished product and a nice alternative to the hit song.
Today is the Day! Almost 8 years since their last studio album, the French Duo of Homem-Christo and Bangalter finally have released their highly anticipated album, Random Access Memories. I cannot think of a more anticipated album in my lifetime – other than Detox which I believe will never be released.
The disco blueprint laid out by “Get Lucky” kicks off the album with “Give Life Back to Music,” where Nile Rodgers lays down his signature guitars. Recorded entirely on analog gear, Random Access Memories kicks off with a bang.
The third song on the album, “Giorgio by Moroder” starts off with an interview that offers insight into his history as a musician, it recounts how he heard the sequenced Moog as the future of music. The song than provides easygoing bets, chilling synths lines and orchestral crashes into a guitar solo, a fitting tribute to Moroder’s legacy.
RAM’s best songs come in its second half, another clue that it is meant to be heard in full. “Beyond” and “Motherboard” are breathtaking tracks and Panda Bear of Animal Collective aces his vocals on “Doin It Right” , an uplifting electo-pop song that is one of our favorites on the album.
The album ends with “Contact” – the most old school sounding song of the bunch. It is also the only track based on a sample. DJ Falcon first used Contact in a mix back in 2002 and it found its way back onto this album.
I assume there will be very mixed reviews regarding RAM. However, the WithoutHouse crew has given it our stamp of approval as Daft Punk has become innovative and has reinvented their style. I am sure there are plenty of Ravers who wish they could hear “Alive” on repeat for 70 minutes, fortunately that is not the case. The new robots are here to stay!
Check out the entire album:
Our Favorite Tracks: Instant Crush, Lose Yourself to Dance, Doin It Right & Contact.
The time has finally arrived! Music enthusiasts throughout the globe have been anxiously awaiting new Daft Punk material for the latter part of six years. With their new album Random Access Memories set to release May 21st, Thomas and Guy have released the lead single Get Lucky featuring Pharrell Williams. This is not the first time the French dance titans have worked with Pharrell. They actually produced the N.E.R.D. tune Hypnotize U that was released back in October 2010. Get Lucky is a ode to the past for Daft Punk fans as they ditch their sound from Human After All and return to their funky, futuristic, disco roots. This song has an all-encompassing feel to it. I could see it being blasted in the club or at a wedding reception. It’s got timeless appeal. The vocals from Pharrell fit perfectly with the melody, and I hope we hear more of him on the album. His voice works really well with the groovy, disco sound from Thomas and Guy. The dance community is giddy for the release of the entire album, but this song should serve us well until mid May.
PNAU is one of favorite new groups to listen and chill out to. All of their remixes are fire. This Dirty South remix is not quite as good as the FM Attack remix, but its Dirty South and always worth a listen.
Download: PNAU – With you forever (Dirty South Remix)
I first heard this track at the Identity Festival in San Francisco. It was played by the smoking hot Nervo twins haha. Although the build up is 4 minutes and just ok, the drop is most spectacular and gets me moving!
Download: The Good Men – Give It Up (2011 Edit)
I don’t know why I have never posted this song. It’s a must have, and one of the best Daft Punk remixes I have heard. The image of the white rabbit jumping on stilts at Beyond Wonderland to this song during Porter Robinsons set is permanently burned into my brain. Those of you who were there can relate. Pure jubilation!
Download: Daft Punk – One More Time (Mike Candys & Jack Holiday Remix)
Had to throw this Markus Schulz remix in. I am ecstatic to see Cosmic Gate next month, those who are going with me…. this will get you in the groove.
Download: Cosmic Gate – The Drums (Markus Schulz Remix)
Glitch Mob released a beautiful new EP titled We Can Make The World Stop. The first track we had the pleasure of hearing debuted at Sasquatch just a couple months ago, its a beautiful melodic adventure, enjoy.
We Can Make The World Stop
Warrior Concerto, the single on the EP is a symphonic dream. Not what we’re used to hearing from Glitch Mob but its actually refreshing. Relax and let the strings take over.
Glitch Mob ends with Palace of the Innocents, more of a downtempo style track. Really enjoy the uniqueness of every track on this EP.
Palace of the Innocents
Extra Extra! Just in case you’ve been slackin…
Beats Antique remixed We Swarm, a classic from The Mob. This is one of those cuts that never, and I mean never gets old.
We Swarm- Glitch Mob (Beats Antique Remix)
Last but certainly not least, Glitch Mob remixed a classic Daft Punk track, Drezzed.
Drezzed – Daft Punk (Glitch Mob Remix)