In the world of electronic music, touching Daft Punk is always a risky move. However, this also makes it high reward if executed properly.
Carlos Serrano, who I hadn’t even heard of until quite recently, took this risk. And believe me, it paid off big time.
He’s concocted a mashup of Daft Punk’s “Something About Us” and Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain” that leaves me feeling a little giddy. It definitely isn’t a club banger, and it won’t make your brain leak out of your ears with its raw energy, but god damn it’s smooth.
The mashup retains Daft Punk’s suave disco vibe, but I think the addition of Adele’s vocals really makes the song. If you listen closely, (which you should!) you can hear that Serrano added a bit of echo on the vocal line that does wonders for the airiness and depth of the track.
Kudos to you, Mr. Serrano, you’ve played with fire and come away the victor, without a doubt. On top of that, there’s a free 320 kbps download off of his Soundcloud! I love this guy already.