Rarely do artists come up with something entirely new. Continuously building on or remixing elements and structures that already existed is a natural process. We’re all made of stardust after all.
This edition of Sound Sunday is dedicated to the art of sampling and remixing music, particularly that of – arguably – the greatest artists of their trade: French electronic music duo Daft Punk. Scroll to the bottom of the article for this week’s streaming mixtape.
Stardust, by the way, contains parts of Daft Punk. Aren’t we all a little Daft Punk then?
Genre: electronic, disco, punk, mashup
For this epic mashup, Robin Skouteris combined tunes from Daft Punk with 13 other artists, including Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Justin Timberlake.
Genre: electronic, house, pop, remix
Could you imagine Adele mixing well with Daft Punk? Carlos Serrano made it happen and it sounds terrific. This download is available in exchange for a Like from Carlos Serrano’s Facebook page.
Genre: electronic, house, remix
LA producer Dillon Francis remixed the legendary Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger. Here’s the free stream and download.
Genre: electronic, edm, dance, funk
Fun, danceable reinterpretation of Vinyl Scratch that ain’t dubstep.
Genre: ambient, bass, electronic, dubstep
In case that previous song made you crave some dubstep elements, here is your fix.
Genre: electronic, house, drumstep, drum & bass, dubstep
Funkatech Records homeboys Specimen A team up with South Coast up-and-comer James D’ley to knock up a cheeky but immense remix of Daft Punk’s ‘Aerodynamic’ taking the original and turning it into a dance floor killer that merges D&B’s halftime bastard son, drumstep, with filthy electro influences.
Genre: 80s, electronic, disco, indie, synth, pop
Let Go was written for a film by Jubilee Project. This film raises awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease, which causes loss of brain function that affects memory, thinking, and behavior. (…) Even though the disease may strip people of their capacity for memories, it doesn’t strip away their capacity for love and companionship. Emotions outlast memories, so people with Alzheimer’s still desire love. That’s why we made this film to show that people with Alzheimer’s, even if they no longer seem like themselves, can still fully receive your love, which makes a tremendous difference in their lives. 50% of all proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Genre: electronic, metal, deathcore, metalcore
An extremely dark cover of Daft Punk’s hit single Get Lucky by French progressive metalcore and electro band The Betrayer’s Judgement.
Genre: electronic, pop, mashup
Here’s a wildly popular and smooth mashup of Ellie Goulding and Daft Punk by New York based artists The Knocks.
Genre: electronic, disco, house, remix
Around The World and Harder Better Faster are two of Daft Punk’s most popular songs. Why not mix them up in a single tune. All Hazards says you’re welcome.
Genre: 8-bit, electronic, chiptune, house, video game music
This work is based on “a healthy dose of inspiration” from Daft Punk and not actually a remix EP.
Genre: experimental, electronic, dance, rock, garage rock, post-hardcover, techno
These devastatingly dashing dance crusaders deliver an audio/visual sensory overload straight to your dome. A four piece outfit from Nanaimo BC, the Top Men specialize in live electronic dance music and elaborate stage performances ranging from from cyborg surgery to dinosaur romance to Tron inspired shenanigans. You’ll never get these hooks out of your ears, or the confetti out of your clothes.
Genre: 90s, electronic, dance, edm, chiptune, house
The Orion EP was composed and produced with the 90s close to heart. Trotzig gained inspiration from albums like Daft Punk’s “Homework”, Fatboy Slim’s “You’ve Come a Long Way Baby”, and The Prodigy’s “The Fat of the Land”.
Genre: electronic, industrial, rock, soundtrack
J. Whitman was inspired by Daft Punk’s soundtrack for the movie TRON: Legacy, as well as science fiction and outer space in general.
Genre: electronic, disco, house, dubstep, techno, trap
Of Synths And Samples is a co-production of artists from the subreddit /r/edmproduction. The 23,000 member strong community gave rise to contributing artists and voted on their favorite tracks. All proceeds from this album are donated to The All Stars Project.
Genre: drum & bass, electronic, house, dubstep, hip hop
The song Bassline Funk is what happened when producer Morgan Donor listened to Daft Punk; a funky French House tune. Morgan says his compositions are a wild mix due to his broad taste in music. That’s true, except for the steady electronic drum & bass base to all his songs.
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