Plenty has been said about The Weeknd’s “Starboy,” both praise and critique alike, and among those sentiments is the idea that Daft Punk didn’t stay true to their sound – just one opinion out of many. Well, Samuraiguitarist has taken the hit single and morphed it into the classic ambience of Random Access Memories.
Building off the style of Nile Rodgers’ funky progressions, Samuraiguitarist traces the track’s bassline akin to 2013’s “Get Lucky,” and voicing the lyrics through a talkbox throughout the track brilliantly recreates a classic Daft Punk feel. There are even moments of crackled vinyl dispersed through the cover. If you’re curious to hear what “Starboy” may have sounded like in a parallel universe, watch the video below.