Modernizing older hits is all the rage. What if we went the other direction? - Daft Punk's hits, funky New Orleans brass band style.
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In recent years several great records have been created by putting electronic twists on classic recordings (e.g. Kind of Bloop & Dub Side of the Moon). That got me thinking - what if we did the opposite?: take widely-known modern electronic music hits and recreate them with an ensemble that could have existed 100 years ago.
Daft Punk seemed an obvious choice - their music is great, it's accessible and widely known, and it's super danceable. What better way to reformat their tunes than the irresistable funky goodness of a New Orleans brass band?
I plan to arrange Daft Punk's 4 biggest hits for brass band. I've already written the arrangement for Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger. The other 3 tunes I'll be doing are: One More Time, Around the World, and Da Funk.
Once I have the arrangements, I'll hire select musicians from several favorite N.O. bands and bring them into the studio to record. From there I'll edit, mix, and send it off to be mastered. In the end, it will be available as a download and as a vinyl record.
What the money is for: There are several major expenses here: hiring musicians for the recording sessions, licensing fees to the folks that own the original songs and legal fees for having a lawyer obtain those licenses, paying for the album graphics, mastering, vinyl manufacturing, and a handful of other miscellany. It adds up.
$14,000 - if we his this mark I'll hire photographer Donovan Fannon to come shoot the sessions, post tons of the photos on line for you all to see, print an assortment of 5x7s, and include one print with each copy vinyl record that goes out to backers. Also, I'll make all backer vinyl records a limited signed & numbered edition. Only backers will receive the signed & numbered versions, the edition quantity limited by the # of records issued as backer rewards.
$16,000 - if backing gets this high, I'll do the same as above, but upgrade the prints included w/ the records to 8x10 instead of 5x7.
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This is a tribute record. This project is not affiliated with, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with Daft Punk.
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