Above is yet another cover (of many) of Daft Punk’s Get Lucky.
Yeah, I know, by now you’ve heard this song a million times and may be getting sick of it (currently 66 million views on YouTube, by the way), but consider the following:
First, Get Lucky is totally and absolutely a disco song, and second is that dance songs never truly go out of style. While they may change around in sound from year to year, the point is that the dance song itself has always had tremendous staying power.
Should you be happy about this?
In fact, yeah you should, because if there’s one thing keyboard bass has never been able to do effectively, it’s accurately replicate the articulation of a real bass player playing a real disco line.
Even when the keyboardist is a master programmer, getting in all the walks, slaps, pops, stops, double-stops, slides and everything else that goes into a disco line is a next-to-impossible task, whereas it’s second nature to the bass player…
…so yes, you should be thankful whenever you hear new songs that are decidedly disco in flavor.
I’m not saying to give up any other styles you play. Not at all. Play what you like. But don’t discount disco. 66+ million views can’t be wrong…
…and maybe rehashing Parliament Funkadelic’s Bring The Funk into a modern flavor wouldn’t be such a bad idea?