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Watch This Multi-Instrumentalist Turn ‘Starboy’ Into A Classic Daft Punk Track



Plenty has been said about The Weeknd’s “Starboy,” both praise and critique alike, and among those sentiments is the idea that Daft Punk didn’t stay true to their sound – just one opinion out of many. Well, Samuraiguitarist has taken the hit single and morphed it into the classic ambience of Random Access Memories.

Building off the style of Nile Rodgers’ funky progressions, Samuraiguitarist traces the track’s bassline akin to 2013’s “Get Lucky,” and voicing the lyrics through a talkbox throughout the track brilliantly recreates a classic Daft Punk feel. There are even moments of crackled vinyl dispersed through the cover.

If you’re curious to hear what “Starboy” may have sounded like in a parallel universe, watch the video below.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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