Daft Punk’s chart domination is being challenged by New York-based DJ /Producer Chris Malinchak. Just like Get Lucky’s disco vibe, his soulful house groove So Good To Me is the perfect antidote to the thumping electro beats –by the likes of Will.i.am– riding the charts. Signing to Ministry of Sound, Chris is working his way from the decks to the charts. The song breathes Summer Love. Malinchak cleverly samples two Soul classics in his mellow tune: If This World Were Mine by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell and Soul II Soul’s Back To Life. Listen carefully and see if you can spot Marvin near the end. One for a Summer night.
On Friday French electro duo Daft Punk released their long-awaited first single of the upcoming new album Random Access Memories, out on May 20. Get Lucky premiered in its entirety Dutch radio station 3FM. The disco-esque track, quite unlike much of their other releases, features Chic’s Nile Rodgers and vocals by Pharrell Williams. Opinions are divided, but surely this song will have you dancing in no time. On its release day, Get Lucky had the biggest streaming day for a single track in the US and the UK, a record previously held by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ Thrift Shop and Bastille’s Pompeii respectively.
Prior to Daft Punk, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo were in punk band Darlin’, together with Laurent Brancowitz, who later became part of Phoenix. The duo released its critically acclaimed debut album Homework in 1997, though Da Funk became their first commercially successful single in 1995. Other smash grooves include Around the World, One More Time and Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger. Daft Punk also let’s us take a look at the collaborators behind Random Access Memories, in The Collaborators, a series by The Creators Project with direction from Ed Lachman. Watch all Episodes on TheCreatorsProject.