Did EDM/pop crossover darlings Benoit & Sergio really think they could put a fresh spin on one of the most popular house tracks of all time? Setting out to cover Daft Punk’s “Around the World” takes some serious balls. Of course the boys who can seem to do no wrong at the moment made it look all too easy.
Honing in on some trends in electronic music this year, the duo slowed the track’sÂ tempo, changing the vibe from funky to strung out. A deeper bassline, gauzy synths, dusty 909s and a woozier versionÂ of the original vocals take “Around the World” right into a 2011 k-hole.