Daft Punk score Grammy nomination 7 years too late!
A clear indication that the people behind the Grammy Awards are quite possibly out of their minds; nominees for the 2009 event have been revealed today and long-serving French electro robots Daft Punk have been given a run in the Best Dance Recording category for Harder Better Faster Stronger… a mere 7 years after it was initially released!
Evidently the powers that be weren’t familiar with Thomas and Guy-Manuel’s work until Kanye West saw fit to sample their iconic tune, but regardless of the fact you’ve got to give credit where credit’s due, so congrats to Daft Punk. Maybe next year they’ll have some newer material? One can only hope.
Not to be outdone, Australia’s own Sam Sparro – who will tour the country with the Good Vibrations Festival in early 2009 – also picked up a nomination in the Best Dance Recording category for his hit Black & Gold, along with Big Day Out regulars Hot Chip, however the remaining contenders are perhaps a little more on the pop side of things. Lady Gaga, Madonna and Rihanna anyone?
In the Best Remixed Recording field standouts include Justice’s rework of MGMT, and the Deadmau5 remix of Morgan Page.
Best Dance Recording:
Daft Punk – Harder Better Faster Stronger
Hot Chip – Ready For The Floor
Lady Gaga – Just Dance
Madonna – Give It 2 Me
Rihanna – Disturbia
Sam Sparro – Black & Gold
Best Remixed Recording:
Ne-Yo – Closer (Stonebridge Radio Edit)
MGMT – Electric Feel (Justice Remix)
Madonna feat. Justin Timberlake – 4 Minutes (Junkie XL Remix)
Mary J. Blige – Just Fine (Moto Blanco Remix)
Morgan Page feat. Lissie – The Longest Road (Deadmau5 Remix)