(TL;DR Version – Just scroll to the bottom and click PLAY on the Soundcloud link) 😉
I’m sure many of you watched the Grammy’s last night like I didn’t. Until I woke up this morning and checked my twitter feed I had no idea that Daft Punk was one of the performers.
Now when it comes to Daft Punk, there are 3 categories of people.
1. The people who know them from the Old School since they were tearing up the decks back in the day
2. The people who (like the Grammys) are the new school guys who want to be cool and like Daft Punk.
3. The haters who are like, “Fuck Daft Punk! They’re not EDM. They’re shit!” Probably most of whom were in diapers when Daft Punk was tearing up the Decks back in the day.
I got 2 things for you but if I had to choose I would say (well I would say do both, buh’hut if you HAD to choose only one I would say) pick the SECOND choice from below.
So for those of you, like me, who missed it, here is the Video of Daft Punk on Youtube with Stevie Wonder and that other guy at the Grammy’s 2014 singing “Get Lucky”
My comment to this video was:
Ha fun to see all the Rich Folk from the old school of music, dancing awkwardly to a little of the new school.
Somehow it’s like bringing peanutbutter and chocolate together when you put Stevie Wonder, who I was singing asking with when I was 5 with Daft Punk who I jam along with to get my EDM fix.
…which is funny because it’s almost like Magic that the #3’s of my list are already starting to pour in with their comments:
9:10 AMdon’t call this EDM! – its an embarrassment when people call music EDM..
Liam Sweeney9:29 AM
This is not EDM you twat.
Here’s why I think this is funny, because both of their pictures look like I could place their age is their early to mid 20’s. These are the kids who have no idea how hard a DJ duo have worked to make it to where they are now. Probably their parents partied and had sex after a night of romping about at a club where Daft Punk was being played.
Anyway, not to spend too much time of them, because I want to share the POINT of this article. This mix was one from way back in 1997 – It’s an Essential Mix from the BBC. They have re-released it a couple times since then but it’s always an edited version which takes away from it’s awesomeness, but thank god people still have kept the original spinning.
This is absolutely EDM. It is a fantastic House Mix that just delivers and delivers – and at the end is my absolute favorite version of “Around the World”
This is house the way you want it…. Well, at least the way I want it. I’m sick as a dog today but still gotta go to work, and keep that ship afloat. Soooo – I need a litte kick. this is the kind of House-house that so much of the crappy dubstep and euro-trash progressive and trance and fist-pumping jersey shore bullshit has people overlooking, due to bad taste.
This is the kind of house that get people movin, groovin, shuckin and jivin.
DJing events primarily in the Northeast since the early 2000’s. Funk and Swing adept, Mike D is renowned for his crowd moving, jack-driven selections.
I tried to stick with a more Chicago/Jackin’ House feel rather than going my usual route of funky/disco house. I hope you all enjoy it just as much as my others. ~Mike D
Wattie Green – Swerve
Chuck Love – Funky Ass Beat (JY’s Heat Index Remix)
Wescott Divine – Like It Was
Sonny Fodera – When You’re Around
Demarkus Lewis – Bump and Stomp
Monoman – Get Together
Fabio Bacchini – Drifting Alone
Demarkus Lewis – Money In My Pocket
Fabio Bacchini – Abracadabra (Disco Reconfigured Remix)
Sound Navigators – Shredded Groove (Joey Youngman Remix)
Stacy Kidd – Junkyard Funk
Wattie Green – That’s Jazz
Rescue & Steve Synfull – Whammy
Olivers & Riggs – Jack On The Beat
Harry “Choo Choo” Romero – Tania 2
David Glass – Connection
Luca Agnelli – Desire