Friday, 19 April 2013

Daft Punk:Get Lucky (at last..)

At last, the new single by Daft Punk finally drops on iTunes. Almost on cue,  summer weather breaks out.

To theses ears it sounds like something that's always been around. In a good way.

I know there have been the brief clips that have been released to whet the appetite before now, and they've been listened to thoroughly, extended, remixed and absorbed.

So the song comes as perhaps without many surprises, but its remains a great tune.

There's an argument that the Daft Punk release is as much about a marketing campaign as it is about the music. Hardly new though, the music business has been doing this kind of thing for decades.

While excitement about the release has been stoked up with careful releases and teases, it comes down to one issue: Is it actually any good?

And there's one simple answer: Yes.

Daft Punk have made a record that sounds like it came from a late 70s/early 80s that never actually existed, a time warped mash-up that takes bits of disco, funk and electro and combine them into something that sets the standard against which other releases this year will be measured against. It manages to be both innovative and new, yet both familiar and instantly identifiable as by Daft Punk at the same time.

It looks like the single will be a number one in the UK, probably elsewhere too. Time for the world to sit up and take notice of French music again.

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