With almost 200,000 YouTube views, Darth Punk – The Funk Awakens is quickly on its way to becoming a viral sensation. Sure, it’s not Daft Punk (as plenty of people are quick to point that fact out by bashing the music featured in the video on its YouTube page) but you have to appreciate it for what it is; a clever homage to both Star Wars and Daft Punk.
The music video definitely has the visuals and imagery of a Daft Punk video down. From the lighted Fett and Vader helmets to the light effects on the floor and walls.
I will admit that I was hoping to hear a little bit of The Imperial March or Star Wars overture in there, but that would be crossing a (copyright infringement) line. Still, if you’re still longing to hear another take on Star Wars themes, there’s always the Meco – Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk from the 70s.