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Daft Punk soundboard

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 12, 2015

Daft Punk Soundboard

A keyboard-controlled soundboard for Daft Punk’s Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger. See also the Beyonce Soundboardt. (via waxy)

We Work Remotely

Daft Punk’s chocolate in Jay Z’s peanut butter

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 12, 2014

A track called Computerized featuring Jay Z rapping over Daft Punk beats has surfaced. Take a listen:

I agree with Drew Millard’s take that this is an old unreleased track from the Tron Legacy / The Blueprint 3 days.

First, this isn’t an original Daft Punk instrumental; that keyboard line is a loop from the song “Son of Flynn” off of Daft Punk’s score for Tron: Legacy. From there, literally anyone-like, even me in GarageBand-could loop that, throw some drums in there, get a vocoder plugin and sing “computeriiiiiized” into it.

From there, let’s analyze Jay Z’s lyrics, which include the line, “I got an iTouch but I can’t feel,” and also a reference to Hov Jobs’ BlackBerry. Judging from the dated technology iHova is talking about on here, this is probably old as fuck.

Get Lucky reimagined for every decade since the 1920s

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 12, 2013

This is great…Daft Punk’s Get Lucky as it would have sounded in every decade from the 1920s to the 2020s.

This is what singles should be from now on…you get the original song, a 30s jazz version of the song, a 1800s classical version, an 80s new wave version, and so on.

Ken Crosgrove dancing + Daft Punk

posted by Jason Kottke   May 23, 2013

[SORTA MAD MEN SPOILERS! but not really] I don’t know if Ken Crosgrove dancing on the latest episode of Mad Men is the best thing that’s ever been on the show, but it’s definitely in the top 10. And it might be even better with a little Daft Punk.

And it might be best with the Crazy in Love cover from Gatsby…just load up that this YT video while watching the animated GIF and you’re all set. (This is how Millennials watch TV, BTW…it’s all animated GIFs with YouTube video soundtracks. Civilization is gonna be juuuuuuust fine.)

Does good music need to be good?

posted by Jason Kottke   May 20, 2013

I enjoyed and agree with much of Sasha Frere-Jones’ take on Daft Punk’s recent album, Random Access Memories.

Daft Punk’s fourth studio album, “Random Access Memories,” is an attempt to make the kind of disco record that they sampled so heavily for “Discovery.” As such, it serves as a tribute to those who came before them and as a direct rebuke to much of what they’ve spawned. Only intermittently electronic in nature, and depending largely on live musicians, it is extremely ambitious, and as variable in quality as any popular album you will hear this year. Noodly jazz fusion instrumentals? Absolutely. Soggy poetry and kid choirs? Yes, please. Cliches that a B-list teen-pop writer would discard? Bring it on. The duo has become so good at making records that I replay parts of “Random Access Memories” repeatedly while simultaneously thinking it is some of the worst music I’ve ever heard. Daft Punk engages the sound and the surface of music so lovingly that all seventy-five loony minutes of “Random Access Memories” feel fantastic, even when you are hearing music you might never seek out. This record raises a radical question: Does good music need to be good?

Daft Punk, Goat Lucky

posted by Jason Kottke   May 17, 2013

Daft Punk + goats who yell like people = not the funniest thing you’ve seen in your life but it hits a certain spot, that’s for sure.

(via @thebakerruns)

Daft Punk’s Get Lucky “leaked”

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 15, 2013

This is supposedly a leaked version of the song Get Lucky from Daft Punk’s forthcoming album, but from what I can tell, this is just an extended version of the song cobbled together from this minute-long commercial that ran during SNL this weekend. Not that that’s a bad thing…I’ve had it on repeat for the last 30 minutes.

The duo have, however, given their first interview about the album to Rolling Stone. (via kyleread)

Update: Hmm, getting some reports that this is the actual radio edit of Get Lucky…and it does have some Pharrell lyrics that weren’t in the promos and commercials. And if not, we’re getting closer!

(via @djrange)

Update: Ha! Probably still fake. But it’s the best fake so I’ll take it for now. Would probably take DP, Pharrell, and Rodgers themselves to top this one. (via @Robbie)

Update: Guess that last one actually was the genuine article, which is now available on iTunes, on Spotify, on Rdio, and at Amazon.

Daft Punk to launch new album at local farm show

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 10, 2013

I have checked the publication date on this story ten times and it’s not April 1st, so I guess Daft Punk really is launching their new album at a farm show in the small town of Wee Waa, Australia.

New. Daft! PUNK!!! ALBUMMMMMMM!!!!!

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 25, 2013

Daft Punk is coming out with a new album called Random Access Memories. It’s out on May 21 but you can preorder on iTunes. Here’s a brief ad for the album:

The music that inspired Daft Punk

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 21, 2013

For Homework, their 1997 debut album, Daft Punk drew on a large number of musical influences. Here’s two wonderful hours of the music that influenced them.

Daft Swanson

posted by Aaron Cohen   Mar 07, 2013

9 minutes and thirty nine seconds of Ron Swanson dancing to Daft Punk. Years from now this video could be the basis of a religion.

Frida Kahlo rocking Daft Punk

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 05, 2012

Fabian Ciraolo does illustrations that mash up old and new pop culture. My favorite is Frida Kahlo rocking a Daft Punk t-shirt:

Frida Kahlo Daft Punk

Here are a few others I particularly like:

Dali Vampire Weekend

Dorothy Bling

He-Man Plaid

The music of Daft Punk revisited on vintage video game systems

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 24, 2012

Daft Punk already sort of sounds like they make their music using vintage video game systems but Da Chip is what that would actually sound like. Better than I expected. (via @shauninman)

Tron Legacy soundtrack remixed

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 05, 2011

If you liked Daft Punk’s Tron Legacy soundtrack, you might like Tron Legacy R3CONF1GUR3D with remixes by Crystal Method, Paul Oakenfold, and M83. It’s just out today and I haven’t listen to it yet, so caveat emptor.

Tron Legacy soundtrack by Daft Punk

posted by Jason Kottke   Dec 07, 2010

I have enjoyed nothing (nothing!) more over the past week or so than Daft Punk’s Tron Legacy soundtrack. Amazon’s got the mp3 album today for only $3.99.

Daft Punk Tron Mashup

posted by Aaron Cohen   Aug 04, 2010

This is a mashup of Daft Punk with scenes from Tron and Tron Legacy by Electric Method. Let’s see… Daft Punk? Check. Tron? Check. I’m CERTAIN it is relevant to the interests of a lot of you.

(Via The Daily What)

Daft Punk’s greatest hits

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 11, 2009

Amazon’s mp3 deal of the day: Daft Punk’s greatest hits album for $1.99, today only.

The lyrics for Around the World by

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 19, 2007

The lyrics for Around the World by Daft Punk.

Around the world, around the world
Around the world, around the world
Around the world, around the world
Around the world, around the world

Etc., etc., and so on. (via chris)

List of sampled songs used by Daft

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 27, 2007

List of sampled songs used by Daft Punk. Here’s a video of some of them.

Video of some fellows doing The Charleston

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 01, 2007

Video of some fellows doing The Charleston to Around the World by Daft Punk. (via buzzfeed)

Update: The two fellows are Al Minns and Leon James…here’s the original video. In the final 30 seconds or so of the video, they almost look like they’re poppin’ and lockin’. (thx, paul)

Thirteen favorite albums of the last twenty years

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 11, 2005

Spin magazine’s recent list of the best albums from the last twenty years (as well as MSNBC’s alternate list) got me thinking about what my favorites list from that era might look like. Since I’m not Spin and my musical opinion doesn’t carry any weight, I felt free to list what I like, influenced me, continue to find enjoyable, and will still listen to in the future instead of what’s actually good…whatever good means.

In rough chronological order and briefly annotated:

Conclusions: I seem to like all sorts of music, but the common thread is the mainstream-ness of these albums; they’re typically the most popular examples of a particular genre, style, or time period. Gangsta rap wasn’t that mainstream at the time, but The Chronic went multi-platinum. Nevermind was grunge for the mainstream, and The Downward Spiral was one of the few industrial albums to make it big. The same for Rave ‘Til Dawn, Daft Punk, DJ Shadow, Smashing Pumpkins, and Sigur Ros, if to a lesser extent.

Sony Aibo dances to a Daft Punk song

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 23, 2005

Sony Aibo dances to a Daft Punk song.