Reporting Jay Tilles
After what seemed like dozens of bogus fan-created versions of Daft Punk’s new single, “Get Lucky,” the song finally hit the streets (April 19) and brought calm to an otherwise writhing sea of fakes. But just because the single is officially out (and currently at #19 on Billboard’s Hot 100) doesn’t mean it hasn’t already become fodder for amateur remixers the world over.
Taking existing parts or “stems” from the song and re-arranging them is one thing. But it’s a whole other thing to reinterpret the funky disco-inspired track in ’80s Nintendo 8-bit video game style, or rather “chip tune.” Listen to Floating Point’s very robotic sounding “Get Lucky” below.
This isn’t the first time the French duo have received the 8-bit treatment. In 2009, an Indonesian duo calling themselves The Listrix had their way with Daft Punk’s international hit “Around The World.” The song can be found on a 2-volume downloadable set from Da Chip.
IAYD took Daft Punk’s club banger “Da Funk” and reconstructed it using a Nintendo Game Boy.
As if an 8-bit reimagining isn’t enough, in 2011 Mr. Solid Snake performed Daft Punk’s “Derezzed” from Tron Legacy with five wheezing floppy drives, using their mechanic moving parts to recreate an alarming similarity to the original.
Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” is available now. Random Access Memories is due out May 21.