Metafilter Podcast Theme - Daft Punk version

June 3, 2015 11:25 AM

Somehow the idea of doing an alternate podcast theme riffing on Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger got into my head a while a go, and here it is.

Did this all in Reason, and had a pretty good time with it. This is a lot shorter than the full Daft Punk song; I managed to scrape this much together in my experimentation but when the original really opens up with the melody/sampler/vocoder hijinks, aping it with my current limited sequencing skillset quickly goes from time-consuming to brain-melting.

It was really interesting trying to work out both the content and technique of the original track, and I'd say I did better on the former than the latter. This is a style of music I like but have never really worked in or paid close attention to the production details of, and as much as I've always liked the song I came to appreciate a great deal more just how much is going on harmonically and structurally in it as a reult of the time I spent putting this together.


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posted by cortex (10 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

Looking forward to the video with blue versions of you guys in stasis pods.
posted by demiurge at 11:42 AM on June 3, 2015

So you can finally admit to bring French robots in motorcycle helmets just like we always suspected.
posted by shakespeherian at 5:29 PM on June 3, 2015 [1 favorite]

yesss. this is perfect.
posted by umbú at 8:31 AM on June 4, 2015

Demiurge is right. This needs a video so badly, with flashy early-1980s effects.
posted by umbú at 8:32 AM on June 4, 2015

How does this not have more gleeful comments? The MeFi community more broadly needs to hear it!
posted by umbú at 7:32 PM on July 5, 2015 [1 favorite]

I was a bit gutted when I realised this wasn't going to be the default podcast theme tune - it's so good!
posted by billiebee at 2:57 AM on July 27, 2015

It'll probably wander back around; I've been hemming and hawing for so many years about doing a new permanent theme and I think it might work better to just get a whole crop up and rotate 'em as I see fit.
posted by cortex at 11:33 AM on July 27, 2015

Oh my gosh!
posted by oceanjesse at 1:06 PM on November 4, 2015 [1 favorite]

Indeed, it good
posted by aydeejones at 2:07 PM on November 4, 2015

Love it!
posted by mogget at 6:48 PM on November 4, 2015

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