Sa’eed’s imagination of Daft Punk’s single “Get Lucky” uses Daughter’s cover as the primary sample. Interesting way to imagine a remix, for sure. It’s a remix of a remix. The Inception of remixes, really.
With a robotic airyness brought about through a synth organ swelling in the background, Sa’eed disorients the sexyness of Daughter’s version to remind us of the digital past of Daft Punk’s. Sa’eed blunts the shiny cokewavyness of the original in place for a powdery//silky rendition. He energizes Daughter’s work to remove the morose atmosphere established in her (their?) version, without returning too closely to Daft Punk’s speed.
Using a remix for his remix is what I find most interesting. Sa’eed loops back to the original’s strength by passing through a peripheral rendition of the original. He’s agile enough to negotiate the line between Daughter’s sad remix and Daft Punk’s strumming disco original. With thumps and crackles, he reminds us of the purity in the synth behind Daft Punk. With swells in the background, Sa’eed weaves his way through the pensive solitude of Daughter’s. He merges both versions’ energies to create a 100% unique sensation, based in the play between the two tracks that his work references.
DAUGHTER’S REMIX :
-CUTT CZAR (HERONALD REAGAN)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS : FRANKLIN WEATHERFIELD AKA DENZEL SPLASHINGTON AKA PATOIS VUITTON AKA CHUCKDEGAULLE