They may not have ever reached DJMag’s #1 spot, but French duo Daft Punk has without a doubt had one of the biggest impact dance music will ever see. Their releases may be scattered across the past two decades, but the respect that the duo receives in the form of remixes never ceases. I’d be surprised if DJs ever stopped dropping, mashing up, or remixing Daft Punk tracks.
It’s a daunting task to remix a Daft Punk track because of how dear most people hold the duo’s original work, but fear not, as there are definitely modern artists that can capture the essence of a DP original and still bring it some walloping modern flare. Case in point: a remix of Something About Us from Psymbionic, a sultry new bass producer out of Texas. The downtempo robo-ballad gets a glitchy, but not aggressive makeover from the Texan who rejuvenates the classic track for modern, bass-craving clubs. Schoolboy, a young dubstep producer out of Cali, also grabbed ahold of the reins earlier this year, giving the classic track Da Funk a rafter-rattling dubstep makeover fit to destroy the innocence of any clubgoer. The bass here feels entirely blown out, which is a good thing if you’re going to be boosting one of your sets with this track. Finally we have a refreshing change of pace from French duo Cherokee, who took a lighter, disco approach to remixing Something About Us. A perfect tune to wake up to on the weekend, Cherokee proves that light house feel of the ’90s is, and always has been, here to stay.