Nailing a Daft Punk remix isn't easy. Part of it is the fact that, when it comes to Daft Punk original material, a lot of their music is so timeless and "perfect," there's not even a reason for a rework. Things happen, genres need to be shifted, or there are just interesting takes on their source material that should be explored. It's just a weird zone to get in.
Assembled here are the best flips of Daft Punk material, be it slight edits that add a punch to existing excellence or flipping a tune into a different genre for added, cross-platform appeal. Some were officially released, while others road the bootleg circuit. Whatever the case may be, these are the best attempts and improving upon Daft perfection.
Daft Punk - "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (The Neptunes Remix)"
Back before the androids made Pharrell into a yung Michael Jackson, The Neptunes were adding their crispy sounds to one of Discovery's standouts. They definitely focused on the robotic chant from the song, laying it atop a more uptempo Neptunes beat from that era, giving you something sexy to wiggle to, drinks in hand. Pharrell even gets his vocal on!
Daft Punk - "Get Lucky (Tom Budin Remix)"
Daft Punk - "Around The World (Motorbass Miami Mix)"
Does this remix take a lot from the original? Nope. It's a proper "Miami" vibe, though. Rocking to this transports you directly to South Beach, tall drink in hand, shades on your face, and a heaping helping of sun in your life. Loads of bliss.
Daft Punk - "One More Time (Cyantific Remix)"
Cyantific's style already lends itself to those big, bright anthems, and the huge "One More Time" is flipped perfectly for mega dancefloor dnb appeal.
Daft Punk - "Da Funk (Schoolboy Remix)"
Daft Punk - "Get Lucky (TC Bootleg)"
We didn't want to like this one. There've been so many "Get Lucky" reworks, it's hard to care about ANOTHER one, but TC's a different producer. He's turned some random R&B hits into bangers, and is a great dnb producer in his own right, and his pulling out the androids "get lucky" singing perfectly suits this banger.
Daft Punk - "Superheroes (Solidisco Remix)"
Daft Punk - "Voyager (Dominique Torti's Wild Style Edit)"
You have to admire the beauty in this track; Dominique Torti keeps the lush melodies in tact, but throws in some insane edits, twisting the way you take in the track without killing the vibe. A proper edit, and a bonafide crowd pleaser.
Daft Punk - "Burnin' (DJ Sneak Mongowarrior Mix)"
With a video that paid homage to the Chicago house producers that influenced the androids (including a cameo from DJ Sneak), it made sense for the original house gangster to get his Mongowarrior on, but we weren't expecting a 10+ minute workout. Sneak really lets this one build, giving this one a "live" feel, like he's just cutting elements in and out of the tune at will.
Daft Punk - "Human After All (SebastiAn Remix)"
Leave it to an Ed Banger affiliate to churn out one of the best reworks of Daft material. The original "Human After All" found the androids bridging the gap between the power chords and the electronic rhythms, but SebastiAn turns this loving, more endearing track into a war cry, defiant in tone, and turnt up to 12. They both have fun, but SebastiAn's a bit edgier, and a lot more fun.