The Weeknd (Feat. Daft Punk) – Starboy (K?d Remix)
In his short, yet momentous tenure, K?d has appeared to embrace a duality in his style. The majority of the young artist’s tracks tend to veer in either a dark, industrial direction (ie. “Vindicta” and his REZZ collaboration, “Fourth impact“) or a celestial blend of electronica and future bass elements (ie. “Glitch Boy” and “Lose Myself“). In his newest release, the producer blends both of these elements in a noteworthy fashion.
Arguably, K?d’s breakthrough was solidified with his remix of Daft Punk’s “Doin’ It Right” in May of last year. Now, he once again has paid homage to the French robots with a remix of their 2016 hit with The Weeknd, “Starboy.”
In his interpretation of the track, K?d backs Abel Tefasye’s vocals with brooding bass-lines during the verses, giving a noticeable nod to Daft Punk through his vocoder use in the second verse. Throughout the instrumental breaks of the choruses, however, the producer opts for a more melodic direction, effectively showing off his two most treasured stylistic traits in a single production.