Random Access Memories was the most anticipated album of the year, there is no doubt about that. But did the robots live up to the hype this time around? Some argue yes and some argue otherwise. For those that were not quite satisfied with Daft Punk’s latest, take a minute and listen to Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington’s Darkside rendition. Remixing just one track can leave artists needing serious creative inspiration, but remixing a whole album? Now that takes guts.
You’re not going to find any simple edits in this collection of remixes. Most of the tracks take on a completely new feel, and I have to admit, they have done what Daft Punk couldn’t on some tracks. “Instant Crush”, “Get Lucky”, and “Doin’ It Right” all take on new life, but don’t limit yourself to just these tracks. Listen to this project in-full, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Since it’s the longest day of the year, Darkside has taken on a new moniker for the day: Daftside.