UPDATE: Check out our full Daft Punk Alive 2007 coverage.
Kanye West called a bunch of his friends together at the last minute in New York on Tuesday night for the first screening of his new video, the Hype Williams-directed special effects spectacular for “Stronger” set partially in the Shibuya section of Tokyo – you know, the one featuring Daft Punk we told you about last month.
According to MTV:
Kanye knew “Stronger” would be a hit after he played Williams the song’s sampled loop, which is from Daft Punk’s “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” (West’s DJ, A-Trak, played him the original Daft Punk record on tour last year).
Kanye may be a few years late to the Daft Punk party – the song first came out in 2001 – but his enthusiasm will inevitably bring the French-electro-sound-that-never-really-went-away to many new millions of ears. And with the robots following up last year’s Coachella return with a world tour, a bizarre midnight movie, and now possibly a huge hit single – all without entering the studio since 2005 – Daft Punk are having a pretty great year.
The video isn’t out yet, but here’s five others that suggest “Stronger” may be the (belated) song of 2007.
1. Groovy Dancing Girl
2. Daft Hands
3. Guitar Hero II
5. Daft Punk live @ 02 Wireless, 6/16/07