The good news for you all is that there are only two more Mondays left in 2015. The even better news is that it also means there are only two more shopping earworms left to devour the auditory lobes of your brain! Yes, it’s time once again for another danceworthy edition of Mecca Muzak Monday. DJ Scratchy’s returning to her club roots for this penultimate post in the series and going all old school on your asses this week! We want the Punk, gotta have the Punk!
The French Electronica duo that goes by the name Daft Punk has been around for two decades now, and certainly don’t belong with the normally obscure indie artists that generally populate this series. They’ve been making dance music for the masses since the mid 90’s, and went from the B-list of music fame straight up to bonafide superstars upon releasing the album “Random Access Memories” in 2013. Their most popular hit from that venture, “Get Lucky,” somehow, someway is the greatest disco song of all time… 35 years after the genre was at its short-lived Travoltaesque peak.
Buried near the 8th hour of this year’s Summer CD was an awesome little dance groove Daft Punk composed all the way back in 2001. “Digital Love” got almost no love at all in the States when it was released, but at least got its season in the
fluorescent lights sun a few months ago at Meccas nationwide…
Someone down in Bentonville must be a Daft Punk fan since several other more obscure tracks by the group have been sporadically peppered throughout past CD’s. But “Digital Love” is the one that I chose to feature here because of that totally awesome and completely fake digitized “guitar/synth” solo in the intermezzo. If it beeps and squeaks and sounds like it belongs in an old NES video game, I’m all over it!
Be sure and come back next Monday, as we bid a tearful farewell to MMM once and for all….