Monday, 15 June 2009
Today, I'll be posting a really rare track by a guy who goes/went by the username of Daft Mafia, who, from what I know was a user on a Daft Punk fan forum a few years back. Louis La Roche posted this track on his blog yesterday, but since his blog isn't signed up to Hype Machine, I'll post it here too in the hope that it will become not so rare. And wouldn't you know it... ANOTHER track that ties in with this whole "Call On Me" conspiracy. We did a previous post on the subject, but according to Louis we got some facts wrong. So, here's what (we think) really happened...
Basically the version of "Call On Me" that Together played out at their DJ gigs was an early demo version by Eric Prydz (and was not, as many believe, a Together track that Prydz ripped off). Prydz had also sent that same demo to Steve Winwood (the man who performed "Valerie", the song that "Call On Me" samples), and Winwood liked it enough to re-record the vocals for the proper version. So there you go, it wasn't a Together track or a Together remix of the Eric Prydz track, just an early demo.
And what does this have to do with this "Daft Mafia" person? Well, since the only audio clips of this early Prydz demo available today are rips from Together's DJ set, Daft Mafia decided to get his hands on the original sample ("Valerie by Steve Winwood) and make his own reconstruction/cover/rework, to capture the feel of the early demo without having to resort to bad quality set rips.
So now we've cleared that up, let's get onto this track shall we? Well, while the Eric Prydz cover-thing-whatever-the-fuck-it-is-I-really-don't-give-a-shit-anymore isn't that hard to find (just get to the Roule closeout on Solid Goldberger and you'll find it), this ORIGINAL track by Daft Mafia, called "I Feel So", is much rarer. It's a brilliant French house track, with a solid beat, nice groove, and CONGAS! This is being posted here mainly because I want Hype Machine whores to be able to get their hands on it. Enjoy this rare gem, and sorry it's only at 160kbps, but look around, you're probably not going to find it better quality.
Daft Mafia - I Feel So [Right Click To Download]
So, one question still remains... Just who IS this mysterious "Daft Mafia", and did he produce any other tracks. Alex posted an edit of Le Knight Club's "Tropicall" that was supposedly remixed by him, but is there anything else? We may never know...
Keep it funky, and I'll be posting MOAR BASS PLZ part 3 soon!