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And now, an orchestral version of Harder, Better, Stronger, Faster

An orchestral version of Harder, Better, Stronger, Faster may be the best version

The group group Rundfunk-Tanzorchester Ehrenfeld just released an orchestral version of Harder, Better, Stronger, Faster, Daft Punk’s 2001 hit.

Over their career the French electronic duo Daft Punk have had their music reinterpreted several times by a huge variety of fans and musicians. Sometimes the band remixes its own work, sometimes it’s a mashup with Daft Punk’s music cut against another property, sometimes it’s a pair of hooded ladies dancing to it in a way that is both simplistic and amazingly complex.

Sixteen years after its initial release, the Daft Punk song “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” remains a hit, with people finding new ways to present it – and the latest adaptation may be the grandest yet.

The group Rundfunk-Tanzorchester Ehrenfeld (which translates as “Radio Dance Orchestra of Ehrenfeld) took a go at it, and created an orchestral version of the song, complete with a modulated voice. The performance was conducted by a 15-piece orchestra and it matches the original well. It’s a little bit shorter than the official version from the 2001 Discovery album, but not in any way that anyone other than the most hardcore fans would notice.

As for Daft Punk, following their 2013 release of Random Access Memories – which coincidentally saw the duo move more towards non-electronic instruments – the pair have been mostly silent. Despite near-constant rumors that they are preparing a major world tour, or possibly just a few one-off performances at major events like Coachella, the pair has yet to confirm anything. In 2016, the duo collaborated with The Weeknd on two songs, but no word on their next album.

So in the meantime check out the group Rundfunk-Tanzorchester Ehrenfeld orchestral version of “Harder, Better, Stronger, Faster” and enjoy.

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