Listen to an unreleased Daft Punk remix of N*E*R*D
Daft Punk have played a seminal role in the lives of many of today’s greatest producers. German techno and electro stalwart Boys Noize recently payed homage to the duo with a tribute mix to the work of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. More specifically, the mixtape honors their respective labels, Roulé and Crydamoure.
Boys Noize said of the mix: “Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter & Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo both had their own labels, Roulé & Crydamoure (1995-2003). As many others I was pretty obsessed with these labels, not only because of the music but also because of the special sound and production. They shaped me a lot as a DJ & producer so here is a tribute mix to Roulé & Crydamoure.”
In the middle of the mix, Boys Noize unearths a pleasant surprise: an unreleased Daft Punk remix. “I found this unreleased remix,” Boys Noize says, “I have this white label but it never came out.”
The remix in question is of hip hop-meets-rock group N*E*R*D, and their 2004 single, “She Wants to Move.” It’s a charming disco house spin with a classic Daft Punk bassline and catchy orchestral strings, which, for whatever reason, never saw an official release. By comparison, Justice’s remix of “She Wants to Move,” delivered in the same year, arrived as the B-side to the official 12″. Listen to Daft Punk’s remix below: