Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams

"Get Lucky"

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April 19, 2013

When teaser fragments of "Get Lucky" began morphing across the web, it already sounded like the club anthem of summer. Heard in toto, the first single from the forthcoming LP by EDM godfathers Daft Punk reveals itself, startlingly, as an old-school disco jam. Over a groove recalling "We Are Family," Pharrell sums up club culture in a line – "We're up all night to get lucky" – alongside the signature funky upstrokes of guitarist/dance music guru Nile Rodgers. Then some talk-boxin' retro-future robots come in to take us higher still. Is it "EDM"? Does it matter? Either way, as they say in Paris: Formidable.

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