Daft Punk or 2 musical robots
The pre-daft punk period is symbolized by 3 teenagers aged from 16 to 17, called Darlin’. Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Laurent Brancowitz put Darlin’ to work by releasing an Indie rock record in a filled Grunge/Nirvana wave.
It’s this records which made them have the surname of Daft Punk like a journalist from Melody Maker called them. Their first demo “Cindy So Loud” contains a treble voice, with a saturated guitar, far from the second one: the track which name’s the same as the group’s one has a dynamic rhythm and a fast instrumental line, creating an unstructured dimension. Their EP knew a serie of 1500 copies, and Darlin’ assured only 2 live shows, in June the 20th and 21st, 1992. The growing interest that Thomas and Guy-Manuel had for electronic music caused the departure of Laurent for the Phoenix group. This is how the end created the beginning…
We’re in 1993 and this is when Thomas and Guy-Manuel are in a rave party at the Eurodisney park, and they meet the managers of the Scottish Soma label. It’s Thomas who presented to Stuart MacMillan (co-founder of Soma Quality Recordings and member of the Slam duo, with Orde Meikle) a rush of their work under Daft Punk. And this is how Soma’s satisfaction leads to their first single ‘The New Wave’.
Then, Daniel Bangalter takes care to give Daft Punk a certain basis of knowledge: “He helped us in the way that he spoke to us about the state of the record industry. Knowing this, we could then take decisions following the results we wanted”. A year later, in 1994, Daft Punk releases its first four-tracked EP on Soma: The New Wave. Another year after, things go as fast as they should, their most significant EP ‘Da Funk’ is out. In the meantime they’re spotted by Virgin, which they choose rather than another offering label. In 1996 Daft Punk releases the second single (after The New Wave) on Virgin, where features this time their track “Musique”. It’s on Source, one of Virgin’s techno label compilation that Musique is edited. Source is then the fist label to publish Daft Punk in France. Subsequently, the track was released for a compilation of the Sony game ‘Wipeout 2097‘, alongside ‘The Prodigy’, ‘The Chemical Brothers’, ‘Underworld’, ‘Orbital’, ‘Photek’ …
It’s on January the 7th 1997, after their EP Da Funk, that Daft Punk releases the first album: Homework. Daniel Bangalter (aka Daniel Vangarde) was credited and thanked for his collaboration on this album… This biography’s goal isn’t to recount each album’s period, but is sensed around the unity, fraternity and passion that the 2 robots have offered one another from the beginning until now, which determined their musical lifestyle and which set ablaze the planet throughout a totally outstanding know-how in communication and composition.
To finish brilliantly their “space of creation”, let’s handle the end via cinema. It’s in 2006 that Thomas and Guy-Manuel present their 1H14 minutes movie at the Festival de Cannes (more infos in the film’s part!). The Daft Punk are known for their discretion even though they are worldwide famous, but they don’t show themselves without their helmets, unless for some exceptions like the party “Alors les filles on fête Noël” in December 2006 or even at their former manager Pedro Winter’s birthday party in Los Angeles in April 2009.
More “recently”, the 2 robots appeared as guests for the group Phoenix’s live show at Madison Square garden (October 20th, 2010), where they played “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” and “Around the World”. They 2 robots also composed a Original Soundtrack for a movie, after their 2 most recent album studios: Discovery & Human After All. This movie is the visual impacting Tron: Legacy, where Daft Punk supervised the whole composition with Joseph Trapanese’s 85 instruments orchestra, for a magnificent result of 24 tracks.
In 2012 was said from the Tsugi magazine that a track Daft Punk composed would be listed in a compilation. This is the Renoma Street case which will have known another Dantesque buzz, like every time the duo is linked to an information. It’s on March the 4th 2013 that the French Television (more precisely Canal+) showed a new track’s trailer of their next album at about 8:05PM. The trailed had been previously diffused during the Saturday Night Live, an American TV channel on March the 2nd 2013.
Also confirmed as these words are written, it’s on Columbia (Sony) that Daft Punk will release the new album ‘Random Access Memories‘! To know more about this album, the guitarist Nile Rodgers has collaborated with the robots on ‘Tell Us Nothing‘ (the promo trailer’s music), the author and composer Paul Williams has sang for a track named Touch, the electronic music composer Giorgio Moroder talked about a 3 mics recording for a track, maybe for an ‘Intro’ or ‘Endless’. The Bass Jazz and R’n’B (for Michael Jackson, Elton John and Whitney Houston) guitarist Nathan East played in the album, the great pianist Chilly Gonzales played piano for the group and the singer Panda Bear from the Animal Collective group has also sang for the album. Also Hip-Hop/RnB Prince named ‘Pharrell Williams‘ has participated to three tracks of RAM.
Here we are then, in the gravity center of our website, the Daft Punk, 2 radiant Frenchmen cutting into their 20th year of career, to whom we dedicate this website. For us, it is only pure truth to say that electronic music stops being a simple hobby and becomes a whole lifestyle in the which we grow up from the moment where we hear the first notes made by DAFT PUNK.
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Daft Punk ou 2 robots musicaux
La période pré-daft punk est donc symbolisée par 3 jeunes de 16 et 17 ans réunis sous le nom de Darlin’. Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo et Laurent Brancowitz mirent Darlin’ à l’œuvre en sortant un disque de rock indé en pleine vague Grunge/Nirvana, ayant un côté drone.
C’est ce même disque qui leur a valu le fameux surnom « DAFT PUNK » d’après un journaliste du magazine Melody Maker après l’écoute de leur morceau. Leur première demo « Cindy So Loud », un titre porté sur une saturation de guitares avec un chant aigu est loin du second, titre portant le nom du groupe, où le rythme dynamique et rapide de l’instru semble déstructuré. Leur EP connut un tirage de 1500 exemplaires, et Darlin’ n’assura que 2 concerts, les 20 et 21 juin 1992. L’intérêt grandissant qu’éprouvèrent Guy-Manuel et Thomas mena au départ de Laurent pour le groupe Phoenix. C’est ainsi que la fin provoqua le début…
On est en 1993, et c’est ici que Thomas et Guy-Manuel sont de la partie dans une rave au parc Eurodisney, et y rencontrent les gérants du label écossais Soma. C’est Thomas qui présente donc à Stuart MacMillan (co-fondateur de Soma Quality Recordings et membre du duo Slam, avec Orde Meikle) une maquette de Daft Punk. Et c’est ainsi que la satisfaction de Soma mena a leur premier single «The New Wave».
A ce moment là, Daniel Bangalter prend soin de donner aux Daft Punk certaines bases de savoir : « Ils nous a aidé en ce sens où il nous a parlé de l’état de l’industrie du disque. Sachant cela, on a fait certains choix afin d’obtenir ce qu’on voulait ». Un an plus tard en 1994, les Daft Punk sortent leur premier maxi 4 titres sur Soma : The New Wave. Un an plus tard, les choses se déroulent à leur avantage, en 1995 sort leur maxi le plus significatif : ‘Da Funk’. Entretemps ils sont effectivement repérés par Virgin, qu’ils choisissent d’intégrer alors que plusieurs possibilités leurs sont offertes. En 1996 Daft Punk sort son second single (après The New Wave) sur Virgin, où y figure cette fois-ci leur titre « Musique ». C’est sur Source, une des compilations du label techno de Virgin, que sort ce même titre « Musique ». Source est alors le premier label à éditer Daft Punk en France. Par la suite, le track est sorti sur une compilation du jeu Sony ‘Wipeout 2097‘, aux côtés de ‘The Prodigy’, ‘The Chemical Brothers’, ‘Underworld’, ‘Orbital’, ‘Photek’ …
C’est le 7 janvier 1997 après la prolifération de leur maxi ‘Da Funk’ que Daft Punk sort son premier album Homework. Daniel Bangalter (appelé Daniel Vangarde en tant qu’artiste) fut crédité et remercié pour son aide à la participation pour cet album… Cette biographie n’ayant pas pour but de retracer chaque période de sortie d’album, elle prend son sens à travers l’unité, la fraternité et la passion que les 2 robots se sont offerts l’un à l’autre du début jusqu’à aujourd’hui, qui détermina leur style de vie musical et qui embrasa la planète autour d’un savoir-faire en communication et en composition absolument hors-normes.
Pour finir en beauté leur ‘espace création‘, finissons cinéma, c’est en 2006 que Thomas et Guy-Manuel présentent leur film d’1H14 au grand public lors du Festival de Cannes… (plus d’infos sur la fiche du film). Les Daft Punk sont connus pour leur discrétion malgré leur notoriété indéniable à travers les continents, mais ils refusent de se montrer à visages découverts, sauf exceptions comme pour la soirée Alors les filles on fête Noël en décembre 2006 ou bien la soirée d’anniversaire de leur ex-manager Pedro Winter à Los Angeles en avril 2009.
Plus “récemment”, les 2 robots apparurent en tant qu’invités pour le groupe Phoenix, à leur concert au Madison Square Garden (20 Octobre 2010), où ils ont joué “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” et “Around the World”. Les 2 robots ont aussi composé la Bande Originale d’un film, après les 2 plus récents albums : Discovery & Human After All. Ce film à impact visuel est Tron : L’héritage, où Daft Punk supervisa la composition intégrale avec l’orchestre de 85 instruments de Joseph Trapanese, pour un résultat merveilleux de 24 morceaux.
En 2012 fut lancée une rumeur de la part du magazine Tsugi concernant un morceau que Daft Punk aurait composé et qui aurait été prêt à être inclus dans une compilation. C’est l’affaire Renoma Street, vite démentie, qui aura eu le mérite de créer une agitation dantesque, comme chaque fois qu’il s’agit de parler du duo. C’est au jour du 4 mars 2013 que la télévision française (et plus précisément Canal+) diffuse le trailer d’un nouveau morceau de leur album aux environs de 20H05, précédemment diffusé sur Saturday Night Live, une chaîne américaine la nuit du 2 mars 2013.
Egalement confirmé à l’heure où ces mots sont rédigés, c’est sur Columbia (Sony) que Daft Punk sortira son prochain opus nommé ‘Random Access Memories‘ ! Pour en savoir plus concernant cet album, le guitariste Nile Rodgers a collaboré avec les robots pour ‘Tell Us Nothing‘ (le morceau du trailer), l’auteur-compositeur Paul Williams a chanté pour un morceau nommé Touch, le compositeur d’électronique Giorgio Moroder a parlé d’un de ses enregistrement à 3 micros, peut-être pour une ‘Intro’ ou un certain ‘Endless’. Le guitariste de Bass Jazz et R’n’B Nathan East (ayant joué pour Michael Jackson, Elton John et Whitney Houston) a joué dans l’album, le grand pianist Chilly Gonzales a joué du piano pour le groupe et le chanteur Panda Bear du groupe Animal Collective a aussi chanté pour l’album. Egalement, le prince du Hip-Hop/RnB ‘Pharrell Williams‘ a participé à 3 morceaux de RAM.
Nous voici livrés au centre de gravité de notre site Internet, 2 robots, 2 français au rayonnement mondial qui entament leur 20 ans de carrière. Ce site leur est dédié, c’est pour nous un message de pure vérité que de dire la musique électronique cesse d’être un simple goût et devient un style de vie avec lequel on grandit à partir du moment où on entend les premières notes des DAFT PUNK.
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"Get Lucky" is a song by French house music duo Daft Punk, featuring Pharrell Williams and co-written with Nile Rodgers. It is the lead single from Daft Punk's fourth studio album, Random Access Memories. Before its release as a single, "Get Lucky" was featured in television advertisements broadcast during Saturday Night Live, after which Rodgers and Williams announced their involvement in the track. Small excerpts also appear throughout the promotional video series The Collaborators.
Musically, "Get Lucky" is a disco and funk song while lyrically, according to Williams, the song is about the fortune of connecting with someone and not just about sexual chemistry. Following a leak days earlier, the single was released as a digital download on 19 April 2013. "Get Lucky" has since received acclaim from critics, and has spawned numerous cover versions and parodies. The single reached the top ten in the music charts of over 32 countries, and has sold more than 7.3 million copies as of September 2013. The song is nominated for both Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Record of the Year at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.
"Get Lucky" was completed over the course of approximately 18 months.Daft Punk first met Rodgers at a listening party in New York for the duo's 1997 debut album Homework, and became friends thereafter. The duo acknowledged Chic's influence in the song "Around the World" and had great respect for Rodgers. He noted however that a series of near misses and scheduling conflicts had delayed their chance of collaborating. The duo eventually invited Rodgers to the Random Access Memories sessions at Electric Lady Studios in New York City. This coincidentally was the studio where the first Chic single had been recorded, in the neighborhood in which Rodgers grew up. After listening to Daft Punk's demo of what would become "Get Lucky", Rodgers asked that all of the elements except the drum track be muted so that he could create a suitable guitar part; he recalled that he experimented until the duo were visibly pleased. Once he completed his contribution, Daft Punk re-recorded the bass part with East to fit Rodgers' performance. Rodgers further elaborated that, "Everybody else wound up re-playing to me".
Williams first heard about the project from Daft Punk "at a Madonna party" and offered his services for a collaboration. He had joked that, "If you just want me to play tambourine, I'll do it." The duo and Williams later met in Paris, where he shared some of his own material; Williams explained that he had been inspired by Rodgers, not knowing that Daft Punk had coincidentally been recording with him. Williams noted that the duo adopted a perfectionist approach during the recording of the vocals for "Get Lucky", as he was asked to perform several takes and multiple instances of specific phrases. As a member of The Neptunes production team, Williams had previously provided a remix of "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" that appeared on the 2003 album Daft Club. Daft Punk also served as co-writers and producers for the 2010 single "Hypnotize U" by N.E.R.D, Williams' band.
"Get Lucky" is composed in the key of F-sharp minor, and runs at common time with a tempo of 116 beats per minute (BPM), with a chord structure of Bm7-D-F#m7-E followed throughout the song. Prior to Rodgers' involvement, the song existed in rough form that centered on Wurlitzer electric piano with Omar Hakim on drums and Nathan East performing bass guitar. Rodger's presence on the completed song consists of two layered guitar parts: One layer features rhythm guitaring while the other is a melodic riff. Rodgers considered the minimal number of layers to be a characteristic of early Chic recordings due to the technical production limitations his band had at the time.
Williams noted that upon returning to the United States after his vocals were recorded, he had "forgotten everything" regarding the composition of "Get Lucky"; he attributed this to jet lag, but jokingly wondered if Daft Punk had tampered with his memory. The duo responded by explaining that Williams's lyrics and performance had come about in a very spontaneous way, which was the likely reason he had trouble recalling the song. Upon hearing "Get Lucky" later in its developed form, Williams remarked that the music evoked the sense of being on an exotic island during a "peachy color[ed]" sunrise. He elaborated that the title does not simply refer to a sexual act, but to the fortune of meeting with and immediately connecting to someone. The vocals in the song, including Daft Punk's vocoder performance, span almost three octaves: D2-C#5. Daft Punk noted that their own ten-minute remix of "Get Lucky" is more akin to extended mixes of the 1970s and 80s, rather than a conventional reworking.
"Get Lucky" was first publicly revealed via two 15-second television advertisements on Saturday Night Live. Rodgers announced his contribution to the song shortly afterward, and noted that various fan remixes of the clips have appeared online since the airing. The third trailer, which was shown at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, officially announced Williams's involvement in the song and features Daft Punk, Rodgers, and Williams performing together. The promotional web series The Collaborators featured excerpts of "Get Lucky", culminating in the Williams-focused episode in which the song was first referred to by name.
Days prior to the single release, the song had been leaked and broadcast on various radio stations. In the United Kingdom the song joined the playlists of BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 Music. Upon the official release, Williams performed "Get Lucky" live for the first time at an HTC One launch party in Brooklyn.
Since the release of "Get Lucky", Daft Punk have encouraged the reworking of their latest musical works and a series of "Get Lucky" remixes have been released from acts such as PV Nova and TBM. A 12" vinyl single was released on 16 July 2013, featuring a ten-minute remix by Daft Punk, the album version and the radio edit. The Daft Punk remix was first released on Spotify and, as of June 27, 2013, was streamed 64 million times. In late June 2013, an unofficial remix album Daftside was released by Darkside, the musical partnership of producer Nicolas Jaar and musician Dave Harrington. Jaar has previously released remixes of Grizzly Bear and Brian Eno.
Rodgers stated in an interview with The Guardian that a video for "Get Lucky" was shot in March 2013 that is distinct from the Coachella trailer, featuring a group of dancing extras. In an interview with French music magazine Rock & Folk in April however, Daft Punk stated that a music video was not part of the immediate promotional plans for the single. A trailer for the official "Get Lucky" remix was released via the Columbia Records YouTube channel on 25 June 2013, featuring a group of dancers. Rodgers later stated that video footage for "Lose Yourself to Dance" had been shot simultaneously with footage for "Get Lucky".
Daft Punk were scheduled to appear on the August 6 episode of The Colbert Report to promote Random Access Memories, but were unable to do so because of contractual obligations regarding the duo's future appearance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. According to Stephen Colbert, Daft Punk were unaware of any exclusivity agreement and were halted by MTV executives the morning prior to the taping. Colbert nevertheless performed a pre-recorded elaborate dance number to "Get Lucky" featuring appearances from Hugh Laurie, Jeff Bridges, Jimmy Fallon, The Rockettes, Bryan Cranston, Jon Stewart, Matt Damon, and Henry Kissinger. Earlier on the program, Colbert had declared that the song was "The Song of the Summer of the Century".
"Get Lucky" is a featured song in the video game Just Dance 2014. A remix of the song was also used in the dance number choreographed and performed by the 2013 nominees of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography during the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards.
—Nile Rodgers, on the song's success
"When I think how it happened, too, with people who I like a lot, that we just decided to go into the studio and do something... And then it turns out like this? It's absolutely remarkable, because no-one was prepared for this! [...] to have this ubiquitous record, that is a hit everywhere... It's amazing to me! I'm out on the road and I can hear it wherever I go. I'm flabbergasted!"
In France, "Get Lucky" debuted at number one on the French Singles Chart on 24 April 2013, becoming the duo's first chart-topping single in their home country since "One More Time". The song sold 38,887 copies in three days, making "Get Lucky" the best-selling digital single in a one-week period. In Belgium, where two independent official charts are published weekly (one for Flanders, one for Wallonia), "Get Lucky" entered in the top position on both charts, making it Daft Punk's highest Belgian chart entry ever and their first No. 1 song in the country.[Citation needed]
In the United Kingdom, "Get Lucky" entered the UK Singles Chart at No. 3 on 21 April 2013― only 48 hours after its release—selling more than 50,000 copies; the song became Daft Punk's first top ten hit in the country since "One More Time" in 2000. The song then peaked at No. 1 the following week, with sales of over 155,000 copies, and became Daft Punk's first ever No. 1 single in Britain. The song remained in the top position during the following week, selling over 163,000. "Get Lucky" remained atop the chart for a third and fourth consecutive week, selling over 100,000 copies within each of them. By late May 2013, over 600,000 copies of the song had been sold in just over four weeks and sales had exceeded those of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop", making "Get Lucky" the country's best-selling single of the year thus far. On 27 June, the Official Charts Company announced that "Get Lucky" had sold over a million copies in the UK; only the 136th single and first released in 2013 to do so. The song is the first involving Daft Punk, Williams or Rodgers to achieve this feat as well as being the second by a French act (after David Guetta's "Titanium"). Both Martin Talbot, Chief Executive of the Official Charts Company and Rodgers were impressed by the quick time (69 days) the single took to cross the million sales barrier.
In the United States, the song debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs chart for the week ending 4 May 2013. By the week ending 25 May, the song had reached the No. 2 position and its peak position of No. 1 was eventually reached during the week ending 1 June 2013 remaining on top for 13 weeks. The song debuted at No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the 24 April 2013, selling 113,000 downloads—this placement resulted in the song becoming the duo's first ever top 40 hit on the chart. "Get Lucky" eventually peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for five weeks behind Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" featuring T.I. and Williams.Since both songs feature Williams, he became the first artist to simultaneously occupy the top two slots of the Billboard Hot 100 chart since 2009, when the Black Eyed Peas achieved the same feat. "Get Lucky" also reached the No. 1 position on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart, their first song to achieve this feat since "Face to Face" in 2004. As of November 2013, the song has sold 2,896,000 units in the United States, the most for any Daft Punk song.
In Australia, "Get Lucky" debuted at No. 2 on the ARIA Singles Chart on the week ending 5 May 2013. The song is Daft Punk's highest-placing entry on the chart since "One More Time" peaked at No. 10 in April 2001. The song attained the top position on the ARIA chart in the second week after its release. The song dropped back down to No. 2 on the week ending 19 May and remained at the position for two extra weeks. Besides appearing at 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, Daft Punk, Williams, and Rodgers were nominated for Best Song of the Summer, but lost to One Direction's "Best Song Ever".
Since its release, "Get Lucky" has received critical acclaim from media outlets and music critics. Michael Cragg from The Guardian said the song "eschews the crunching electronics of their last album and the vocoder-lead [sic] future-disco of Discovery", and it was the "best thing Pharrell Williams has been involved with for a long time".Pitchfork listed "Get Lucky" as a Best New Track, stating that the song's "real elegance lies in the hands of Nile Rodgers". Lewis Corner from Digital Spy gave the single 5 stars and said although Daft Punk's "creative methods may be unorthodox, the final result is a legal rush we can all enjoy". BBC Radio 1 host Annie Mac played "Get Lucky" on the day of its release, and gave it a positive review. She remarked that Daft Punk are not making electronic dance music, but rather "real music to dance to". Music critic Sasha Frere-Jones of The New Yorker wrote that Rodgers' performance in the song was "as close to magic as pop comes."Rolling Stone reviewer Will Hermes giving the song a four-star rating out of five, described it as "an old-school disco jam" and called it "formidable". Amy Sciarretto of PopCrush also welcomed the song, she called it an "intoxicating track" and wrote it "represents all that’s right with electronic music."
Fellow musicians have also publicly commented on the song. British DJ and producer Norman Cook (better known as "Fatboy Slim") expressed high praise for the song and stated in an interview with the Daily Star: "I'm so impressed by them. It's a breath of fresh old-skool air". Cook had felt that recent popular electronic dance music had started to become bland and that "Daft Punk have given us [electronic musicians] all a kick up the arse."
The song broke records with the highest number of plays of any song in a single day on music streaming application Spotify. British journalist Caitlin Moran has speculated that the song's attractiveness is due to its combination of minor chords and regular disco-type "up" beats throughout the song, with the former creating an unresolved feeling. "Get Lucky" was nominated for Best Song of the Summer at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. The song was later nominated for both Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Record of the Year at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards]].
Cover versions Edit
Numerous cover versions of "Get Lucky" have been published since the single's release. In April 2013, English folk band Daughter recorded an indie version of the song for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge. In the same month, Dutch reggae/hip hop band the Postmen recorded an English-language version for Giel Beelen's program on the 3FM radio station. Israeli musician Noy Alooshe made a mashup of the song with Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean". The song was also covered by George Barnett, Postmen, Igor Presnyakov, The Stepkids, Sam Sparro]] and Skylar Grey]. In May 2013, Peter Serafinowicz uploaded a video of him featuring the song. The same month, English bands Peace and the Mystery Jets performed the song together during a concert. Australian band San Cisco recorded a cover version for the radio station Triple J, incorporating slap bass and bongo drums as well as elements of the N.E.R.D song "Hypnotize U". Joe McElderry has performed the song a number of times at his gigs, the first being at London's Pizza Express Jazz Club on May 28.
On The Voice (UK), Tom Jones, Jessie J, will.i.am and Danny O'Donoghue sang the song. The song was covered by British record producer Naughty Boy, for his debut album Hotel Cabana; it features as a bonus track with vocals by Tanika. In June 2013, The Roots covered the song as fictional duo "Black Simon & Garfunkel" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Wilco performed a version at the opening night of the Solid Sound Festival in North Adams, Massachusetts, U.S. on June 21, 2013, In July 2013, Florence Welch sang the song in London. Arié Elmaleh, brother of Gad Elmaleh, performed an adapted Dutch version on Le Grand Journal in August 2013. Comedians Simon Pegg and Nick Frost did a humorous version on Capital FM radio. In September 2013, Fall Out Boy performed the song during a concert in Uncasville, Connecticut. A reggae cover version was released by Antiguan singer Asher Otto and her band Itchyfeet. Rock band Halestorm recorded a cover for their EP ReAniMate 2.0. Rapper Kellee Maize recorded a cover/remix of and created a video for the song entitled "Do Something".
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- ↑Weiner, Jonah (13 April 2013). Exclusive: Daft Punk Reveal Secrets of New Album. Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved on 13 April 2013. “Without warning, a nearly two-minute video popped up on jumbotron screens flanking the festival's various stages, in which Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers and the Daft Punk robots rock out in heavily sequined getups to 'Get Lucky'”
- ↑ 2.02.1Serwer, Jesse (23 March 2013). Nile Rodgers: Daft Punk Collaboration 'Felt Unbelievably Natural'. Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved on 30 March 2013. “Disco legend discusses his new projects at Miami's Winter Music Conference”
- ↑ 3.03.1Daft Punk Tease New Album at Coachella, During 'Saturday Night Live', Reveal Guests. Billboard. Prometheus Global Media (14 April 2013). Retrieved on 14 April 2013. “Random Access Memories was recorded in Paris, L.A. and New York and is slated to include a second Pharrell-sung track called 'Lose Yourself to Dance', according to Rolling Stone.”
- ↑ 4.04.14.24.34.44.5Cubarrubia, RJ (15 April 2013). Pharrell: Daft Punk 'Not Bound by Time and Space' (YouTube video). Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved on 15 April 2013.
- ↑ 5.05.15.2Blistein, Jon (11 April 2013). Nile Rodgers: New Daft Punk Album 'Went Back to Go Forward' (YouTube video). Rolling Stone. RollingStone.com. Retrieved on 11 April 2013.
- ↑ 6.06.1Montgomery, James (18 April 2013). Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' Gets Very Specific Release Date. MTV News. MTV.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2013. “Spokesperson for Columbia Records confirms to MTV News band's single will be released Friday at 12:01 a.m. ET.”
- ↑ 7.07.1Cragg, Michael (19 April 2013). Daft Punk: Get Lucky feat Pharrell Williams – review. The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved on 21 April 2013.
- ↑ 8.08.1Beta, Andy (19 April 2013). Daft Punk: "Get Lucky" [ft. Pharrell]. Pitchfork. Retrieved on 19 April 2013. “(...) "Get Lucky"'s real elegance lies in the hands of Nile Rodgers, which is no doubt the Robots' intent. (...) The vocodered break from Daft Punk thrills as well, but Rodgers is the reason that ten seconds of "Get Lucky" could dilate into minutes and hours of pleasure without tedium ever settling in.”
- ↑ 9.09.1Corner, Lawrence (18 April 2013). Daft Punk ft. Pharrell, Nile Rodgers: 'Get Lucky' – Single review. Digital Spy. Hearst Corporation. Retrieved on 21 April 2013.
- ↑ 10.010.1Dombal, Ryan (May 14, 2013). Cover Story: Daft Punk. Pitchfork Media. Pitchfork.com. Retrieved on May 14, 2013.
- ↑Martin, Lauren (May 13, 2013). Nile Rodgers' Top Five Daft Punk Tracks. Dazed & Confused (magazine). dazeddigital.com. Retrieved on May 13, 2013.
- ↑ 12.012.1Manouvere, Philippe (May 2013). "En couverture: Daft Punk" (in French). Rock & Folk (Editions Larivière) (549): 74–81. http://www.numeriques.info/Rock549/bb6489f7dc4c46f1031ccaf23ba9125e76bb6fbefcde17701df5fe756ef0ef3f71cd5b4f9b96ba455de1d77c6e95a0ab.
- ↑ 13.013.1Nile Rodgers interview: 'Daft Punk and I were on unified plane of grooviness' telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved on August 1, 2013.
- ↑ 14.014.1