Thursday – Dubstep remix. 26/01/12. Daft Punk – Da Funk (Schoolboy Remix)

Thursday’s child was clouded in a mask of obscurity,

Last week on The Daily Remix Blog you might have seen an Around The World remix and held out the hope that I had finally included a Daft Punk remix, only to find out it was just Arty (oh Arty). See the stipulations of this blog are to find awesome remixes in different genres from the original, and while sometimes the masked Frenchmen are in a genre of their own, it’s hard to do Daft Punk justice considering their importance to the EDM world. Today we might have just found that remix.

I don’t need to talk much about the original as you have all heard it, but do yourself a favour and take a ride back in time and try and remember who! you were when you first followed Charles, the lonely lost lame dog through the streets of New York in Daft Punk’s 1996 acid embossed anthem Da Funk.

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If you are feeling sad for the wee mutt, check out this video below if you want to see the happier ending for a now healthy, in love Charles on the beaches of the best coast.

From the indie noise rock of Darlin’ to the Tron Legacy score, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo have been continually retuning and refining their sound direction to the point where they haven’t released a single or toured in years, yet they still remain relevant in the upper echelon of EDM. French House was defined by their music and the complex audio/visual set ups we see today from the likes of Deadmau5, Skrillex & Richie Hawtin were inspired by their infamous pyramid. The French Government has even honored them with the rank of Chevalier, a modern day Knight.

Along their Journey, through many different sounds, the duo have never attempted Dubstep. To their loyal fans I’m sure they are thankful for that, but upon hearing today’s remix, and the fact that Daft Punk helped create a lot of the complex wobble electro that made Dubstep huge, it seems like it might be a natural fit.

Bangalter once stated in an interview that the original influences for Da Funk were from Hip Hop and Acid House, where the latter was evident, it was hard to envision the former. No more, no more, take a listen to Schoolboy‘s ‘Crushstep’ remix and you will see how appropriate the beat and groove is with some sweet rasta sampling. As if Daft Punk couldn’t get any more robot; the LA based educated kid has brought Decepticons to a Roomba fight and crushed this remix with heavy industrial filters that resonate the original, while delivering a gritty masterful electro sound that elevates Da Funk to another stratosphere.

Free download on Soundcloud page (limit has been reached, but there are directions to other links on page)

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