Daft Punk: Get Lucky
Daft Punk exposes lucky charms with Nile Rodgers/Pharrell collab
Since Daft Punk started unveiling bits and pieces of their Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers collaborative joint “Get Lucky” on SNL, Coachella and anywhere else they can think of, self-taught mixers have been scrambling to make their own “official” edits. Search up and down the YouTube highways and you’ll witness just how popular the trend has gotten as each post brags that they’ve created the best original before the original drops. Well, if this Soundcloud radio edit posted by an Istanbul-residing canimneisterse is anything close to the real thing – and we are hearing from confirmed sources that it is – then we have a winner on our hands. Not only is this a magical joyride into transcendent disco, but it debunks the theories that synthpop is soon to collapse due to idea fatigue. Leading the charge is its wicked knee-deep homage to funky Chic riffs, courtesy of Nile Rodgers’s sexy riffing. Pharrell’s vocals are somewhere between so-so and average: He manages to pull off a dreamy falsetto, but his lower register exposes a shaky uncertainty. Thankfully Daft Punk cranks up the cyber talk with their quirky robotic vocals on the final minutes, which sound like Transformers acting as background singers. The analogy of the technique sounds iffy on paper, but actually feels like a creative breakthrough when placed on “Good Times” remnants.
UPDATE / 18 April; 12:39 p.m (EST)
The Soundcloud file has since been removed, but we you can still listen to the track via this Dutch radio station.