Ah, "Get Lucky." Daft Punk's first single from their fourth album lit a spark on the dance music world, making people collectively talk about one thing for a number of months. Out of nowhere, we received snippets of the track in TV commercials, with the cryptic delivery of this song helping accentuate the hype. We were even at a point where living with only the snippets wasn't enough, as some producers and Internets fanboys decided to fully create the song in how they'd think (wish?) it would sound, or just go as far as to put what was out at that time on an infinite loop. We even as far as to say that the single didn't need any new remixes, and that was before we caught word of Daft Punk's 10-minute "Get Lucky" remix.
With their version now in the world, we figured it'd be a good time to check out the best reworks of what's surely one of the best songs of 2013. While the feeling is that many producers and DJs felt like they needed to make edits and versions that were closer to what they assumed Daft Punk was "supposed" to release, a number of these put more of a 2013 EDM spin on things. Few dared to truly take it to new heights. Here are the 10 best remixes of Daft Punk's "Get Lucky."
Daft Punk - "Get Lucky (eSQUIRE Extended Bootleg Remix)"
This rework is perfect for the 2013 EDM lover. Tiesto isn't a fan of disco, so we imagine "Get Lucky" hasn't found its way into many sets, but we could hear him blasting this version.
Daft Punk - "Get Lucky (David Morales Reconstruction)"
David Morales has the Grammy on his fireplace to show how great of a remixer he is, having a knack for making popular tracks into club bangers. He took that ethos and applied it to "Get Lucky," crafting a solid house rework out of this discofied tune. Simple, yet effective.
Daft Punk ft. Charles Butler - "Get Lucky (Beats Antique Remix)"
OK so you find out that someone who influenced you to play banjo was on the Internets, rocking out a banjo rendition of "Get Lucky." You make music now, so what do you do? You flip your mentor's banjo version into a back porch jam of a cover.
Daft Punk - "Get Lucky (Vanderway Edit)"
This is one of the few SNL commercial recreations that we keep returning to. There's just so much going on in here; it builds from a more chilled place into this funky jam. The edit of the robotic "get lucky" chants towards the end makes this.
Daft Punk - "Get Lucky (Razihel Remix)"
One of the few refixes that has seen a lot of love on different sites, usually calling it "big." If you needed that new school, rave-ready electro house rendition of "Get Lucky," you might as well keep this one and dash the rest. We imagine our older readers are cringing, but making Daft paletable to the younger crowd has to be done...
Daft Punk - "Get Lucky (Obenhaus Remix)"
Obenhaus' take on "Get Lucky" feels like Random Access Memories being filtered through Discovery-era Daft Punk studios.
Daft Punk - "Get Lucky" (Youngin x Dj Rell Remix)
DAD kind of wishes that there were Jersey/Philly/Baltimore club rendtions of, well, everything, and this club rework by Youngin and DJ Rell knocked it out perfectly.
Daft Punk - "Get Lucky (Laurent Schark Remix)"
Kudos on the random scratches in here. Kind of glitchy, definitely funky, this is another rework that sounds like it's made to get those who didn't "get" "Get Lucky" but love dance music. Top-notch.
Daft Punk - "Get Lucky (Tom Budin Remix)"
Tom Budin's held a spot in DAD's playlists for the better part of 2013, and remixes like this are why. We've seen a lot of producers "updating" "Get Lucky" for a 2013 crowd, and while Tom did that, he played a great game of mixing the old with the new. Heavier drums drive the rework in the beginning, but that second half? With the brilliant melody he adds in there? Too tough.
Daft Punk - "Get Lucky (TC Bootleg)"
TC has a history of remixing; he's taken tracks from Rihanna, Kid Cudi, Sidney Samson, and Tinie Tempah (amongst others) and made them work perfect on the drum & bass dancefloor. Remixing tracks for the dnb crowd can be hard, as the increased speed (>170BPMs) can confuse producers, especially when there are vocals. No challenge is too much for TC, apparently, as he made a perfect dnb bootleg of this tune. To the point where we're going to say: No other dnb producer needs to touch this one. Immaculate.