atm-daft punk remix after all

atm-daft punk

What started as a vague idea planted as a seed into the minds of a few individuals has now sprouted into a full-blown project ignoring geographical borders and cultural differences through an internet-based cooperation between a group of influential music blogs who set their minds on creating a remix album for Daft Punk’s infamous third album Human After All(2005). The idea was born from the sense that the official but strictly limited remix compilation Human After All: Remixes (2006), which was only available for Japanese consumers, did not completely satisfy fans of the band and remix aficionados. Therefore we are now proud to present: Remix After All.

10 popular and acknowledged music blogs got together to create this unofficial remix album for public distribution on May 20. Each and every blog has chosen one track from the album and has then begun a search for the producer they think would fit best to remix their song. Remix After All does not disregard any of the songs from Human After All, making it an unusually cohesive and consistent remix album to its form. This project relies heavily on the love and respect for the original creation but also for the bloggers’ fingertip sense to find who they believe is the soulmate to each song. The bloggers, in their turn, rely on their confidence that their remixer has the skill, passion and inventiveness to make a remix that truly creates something new and interesting out of the original.

Which remixers each blog has chosen will be secret until May 19, one day before release, when the blogs will exclusively pre-release their own remixes as low-quality 128 kbit/s bitrate promotional mp3s. The remix album in its entirety, containing full-quality 320 kbit/s bitrate mp3s, will then be dropped and published on May 20 for free download.

I am the biggest Daft Punk fan. From the very beginning. I remember as a kid seeing the “Da Funk” video on Much Music back when they actually played music and not lame ass shit with Travis Barker or whatshisname. After “Da Funk”, I was hooked. I think I was like six or seven.  Yes they’ve been overhyped in the past few years, notably with Kanye’s release of “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”. Regardless, they’re Gods in the electronic genre. I don’t really think I have to explain why. Truthfully, I haven’t heard one good Daft Punk remix better than the original or that’s very good at all. Daft Punk is Holy. They create songs that just can’t be made better because they’re already, well, perfect. Tee hee.  But Human After All, IMO, is DP’s worst LP so I’m interested to see how Remix After All turns out.

Word on the street is that they’ll be working on the Tron soundtrack, a movie that will be due in 2011. Oh god, I hope something comes out earlier than that! Anyways, here are some of my favorite Daft Punk songs. You can buy their albums here.

MP3: Daft Punk – Da Funk
MP3: Daft Punk – Face To Face

MP3: Daft Punk – Television Rules the Nation – Crescendolls

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