Released 1st December
Anyone who entered the exclusive Daft Club via the membership card secreted in their copy of the Discovery album from 2001 will have had a taste of the otherwise unobtainable and utterly prized remixes of some of its tracks, executed by some of the world’s most revered producers. Those that did not are in for a treat… As befits a band such as Daft Punk, only those capable of adding to what are already stunning tracks were enlisted to the project. Looking back on it now, the Neptunes remix of Harder Better Faster Stronger previewed what Pharrell could flex in his unmistakable pre-Frontin syrup-throated perfection.
Elsewhere, dance luminaries such as Basement Jaxx and Cosmo Vitelli rise to the occasion, the former turning new track Phoenix into a south-London warehouse anthem via their trademark Jaxx jump up touches and waspish atmospherics.
The Demon remix of Face To Face almost out-Punks the Punks with a thumping b-line and acid touches, while elements of the outstanding original are tweaked almost out of recognition. In contrast, The Gonzales mix of Too Long, also included on compilation of the year ‘Kitsune Love’, is a crooning curveball, with the eccentric Canadian taking it upon himself to reinterpret the vocal and recreate a classic.
Available both as a double pack alongside the DVD of their anime masterpiece and accompaniment to Discovery ‘Interstellar 5555′ and individually from 1st December, Daft Punk have opened up the Club to all. The Discovery album is back and as fresh as ever, and here in all new form, touched by the studio trickery of the finest contemporary musical minds.