For the 20th anniversary of the original release of “Music Sounds Better With You”, Stardust decided to remaster the track and issue it on streaming platforms – for the first time ever. The song is now available on Apple Music, making it possible for the new generation to discover it and to make it more accessible for the older generations who are familiar with the song since it first saw the light of day in 1998. To stay true to their roots, they also released it on a special 12″ vinyl to favour collectors and old school fans.
If Stardust doesn’t ring a bell, is because it was a one-time collaboration between French electronic music artist Alan Braxe, vocalist Benjamin Diamond and Thomas Bangalter, better known as the co-founder of the French house music duo, Daft Punk. However, they managed to make a mark in the music industry as their creation went viral all around the world, conquering radio charts and becoming one of the best selling hit for the year 1998.
In a recent interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music, Alan revealed how they come up with “Music Sounds Better With You” and why they chose to stick with the anonymity:
Alan Braxe: “When we entered the studio, we had no expectation at all.We just wanted to make a song together. We had the starting point, which was the Chaka Khan sample, that was the basis of the song, and from there we’d been working one week and we ended up with the finished song. We had no idea what the future of the song would be. We were just happy with the result, and the first release was on Roulé, Thomas Bangalter’s label, and that was the first purpose of this recording, to be released on vinyl and to be played inclubs. But suddenly it started to spread out and to become more mainstream. But we had no expectation about this positive reaction.”
“Thomas Bangalter was heavily involved inthe whole process. But to answer all your questions, the fact that we neverreally appeared or made photos, or even that people didn’t knew exactly who we were. It was kind of cool, actually, because it was all about the music, allabout the song. And I really liked it this way, it was just music.”
Make sure you don’t miss out on the rest of the interview and the timeless tune that brings back plenty of memories with its nostalgic melody. You can find the official release here, enjoy!