Friday, September 23, 2016

Boys Noize - Roulé and Crydamoure Mix

The blogosphere has been abuzz thanks to an "unreleased Daft Punk remix of N.E.R.D." that Boys Noize played on SiriusXM's Electric Area. This was however quickly dispelled as a mashup of Imagination's track "Changes" and an acapella of N.E.R.D.'s "She Wants To Move." The youtube video which features a direct cut of the track from Boys Noize's tribute mix to Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo's labels' Roulé and Crydamoure, has been shared and viewed thousands of times. Despite Boys Noize addressing the fact that there is no unreleased Daft Punk remix of N.E.R.D., he's continued to categorize it as such, in the tracklist he's provided with both his youtube and soundcloud uploads of the mix. Despite being included in the tracklist, the mashup has been edited out of what was an hour long mix. However you can still hear it from the original rip by Finley Gomez, here. That controversy aside, the mix itself is one of the more well thought out and put together tributes in recent memory. Utterly enjoyable and frightfully funky, the hour features a bunch of Thomas Bangalter credits, as well as classics from DJ Falcon, Le Knight Club and of course, the obligatory french touch, Roulé record, Stardust's "Music Sounds Better With You." The nostalgia from this mix is next level so be prepared to be transported to French nightclubs in the mid to late 90s.

But if controversy is what you're looking for, perhaps this mashup was intentionally miscredited as unreleased Daft Punk to build hype for the duo's new track with The Weeknd, "Starboy." But I'll let you be the judge of that. Since it first dropped Wednesday, "Starboy" has been polarizing in the electronic community, many decrying Daft Punk for selling out, while others cannot sing their praises enough. Again, enjoy it if you will, or not. It's your life, and although music is awesome when shared, it truly is a personal product.