The amount of awesome that converges in this one track threatens to tear a rift in the very fabric of the discosphere. Giraffage‘s remix of 1998 French Touch classic “Music Sounds Better With You” simultaneously takes me back to middle school – when I was just starting to fall in love with electronic music – and to a dazzling cosmic disco future.
The original track from Stardust — a collaboration between Alan Braxe, Benjamin Diamond and Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter — helped popularize the French house sound a few years before the international success of Daft Punk’s Discovery. In retrospect, “Music Sounds Better With You” almost feels like a prototype of that album and its hit single “One More Time,” with it’s simple, soulful vocal and space age filter funk.
Giraffage made an assertive power move in remixing what’s widely regarded as one of the classic dance tracks of the Nineties, but the Bay Area producer’s gorgeous reinterpretation easily deserves the almost 25k SoundCloud plays it’s already accumulated in just under a day. Woozy staccato snares and cymbal clicks flutter over a thick blanket of warm synths that evoke another classic track, Télépopmusik’s “Breathe.” It almost sounds like an inspired new twist on some of the more laid-back, starry-eyed Daft Punk deep cuts like “Verdis Quo” and “Make Love.” Sit back, relax and prepare to embark on a mystical journey through electro paradise.
STREAM: Giraffage – “Music Sounds Better With You”