September 20, 2013


Listen: Daft Punk Release Franz Ferdinand Remix, Spotify Playlist

Last time we heard Daft Punk remix a track, the French duo went meta, remixing their own "Get Lucky" into a 10-minute ode to excess. Now, the group have sorta kinda remixed Franz Ferdinand's 2004 breakthrough hit "Take Me Out" as part of the Glaswegian group's odds-and-sods album released by NME.

Don't expect any revolutionary changes on the track, as the Parisian robots just add some heft to the drums and metallic grinding to complement the song's iconic guitar riff. If this was an unknown producer, you'd probably be underwhelmed. But because it's Daft Punk, let the "minimalist geniuses" verbiage begin!

Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos didn't seem to mind the minimal revisions, though. "I always love getting a remix back because I’m fascinated by what people do with a song," Kapranos told NME. "Sometimes you get something back and it’s completely unrecognizable, and sometimes you get it back like this! It’s pretty much identical! They beefed up the bottom end and a couple of sections were extended, but I guess it was a bit of a nod from the Daft Punk guys to say: 'Ach, you got it more or less right.'"

Daft Punk's Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo also released a 18-song Spotify playlist featuring, presumably, some of his favorite songs. The producer's mix is eclectic, ranging from Raekwon and E-40 to Stevie Nicks and Phil Collins to funk pioneers Cameo. Take a listen below.