Today’s installmenet of #coverversion Friday is easily the most fun track I’ve uncovered yet. Below you’ll find a picture of a Japanse CD that shows a German orchestra doing a cover of a song by a French electro brand who used a sample from an American composer to create one of the best songs of the last 15 years. I would love to figure out how to drop this Senor Coconut Daft Punk cover version in a live set, just to see people’s faces.
Senor Coconut And His Orchestra – Around The World
Daft Punk – Around The World
Jerry Goldsmith – The Rec Room
A few years back I bought the Discovered album – it is a collection tracks that Daft Punk has sampled over the years. Some of the tracks are very distinct and easy to recognize, like Cola Bottle Baby from Edwin Birdsong.
This track, however is one that really shows the Daft Punk sampling chops. I have no idea how they Gladwelled the sample from the Rec Room.
Now of course, there can only truly be one band in shiny robotic suits making bleepy french dance music that rocks music globe. But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t ANOTHER band out there that’s come as close as dammit to recreating the tones and textures that made me fall in love with DP’s music in the first place. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Justice.
Rocking the same electronically fuelled fuck you, its the kind of music that you can vibe to or get drunk to, possibly in that order. Needless to say, I’ve been digging the dinges out of these boys with Gauloise inspired sound. Rock on. Bleep. Squeek. And besides, you can’t now love a band that has P.YT as a lyric.