Tag: daft punk

Giorgio Moroder To Release First Ever Mix Compliation Celebrating Space Ibiza

Widely considered the creator of modern electronic music, Giorgio Moroder provides a window into his musical world with a first ever mix compilation. Coming as part of a 3xCD Space Ibiza retrospective (with Erick Morillo & Mark Brown handling CD1 & CD3, respectively), Giorgio’s edition continues a new found resurgence and respect amongst the contemporary electronic music faithful (thanks in no small part to his succesful Daft Punk collaborations, surely). Check out the tracklist below and be sure to pre order this one of a kind mix. Remember! Giorgio didn’t even step behind a set of decks until he was ... Read more

Can You Find Daft Punk Amongst The Crowd?

Remember Where’s Waldo? Well, Illustrators Adam Carnegie and William Hughes, working on behalf of Zalando, has made a new batch of Waldo inspired illustrations only replacing the beanie-wearing human candy cane with a slew of today’s biggest electronic music stars in some of the scene’s most iconic locations. Well, not exactly taken directly from existing festivals but, ZION – the imaginary festival, draws influence from the likes of Tomorrowland and Lollapalooza, while its pages see Daft Punk, Disclosure, The Gorillaz (and a few others we don’t care to mention) hidden amongst the crowds. Can you spot the Robots? Find the ... Read more

10 Moments When House Invaded The Pop Charts

House music is everywhere in pop today but it wasn’t always this way, in the early nineties the only dance music on the radio would be the Macarena or something by the Venga Boys; completely removed from the thriving underground at the time. Towards the end of the decade though, there was a brief sweet spot where more understated, funk and soul-influenced house (largely coming out of France) became in vogue and reached the pop charts. It was a short lived moment; soon the millennium arrived and these artists either became mega mainstream DJs (see Daft Punk) or disappeared into ... Read more

New Photo Series Shows How Daft Punk’s Masks Are Made

Ever wondered how those iconic and seemingly hyper technical masks of Daft Punk are made? The robotic face covers were first used by the duo back in 1999. The Daft Punk outfit has become so in demand in recent years that full, original costume has been reproduced for consumers (costing a sweet $34,000). Greg Santacruz didn’t have $34k and decided to make his own adaptation of the masks, and never did a fan-made recreation come as close to the real thing as this. Because Daft Punk are the most secretive mainstream artists on the planet, we never knew quite how the intricate masks worked and how ... Read more

Mix #187 By Detroit Swindle

We’re happy to have one of our favourite Amsterdam acts back for another mix: Detroit Swindle. Detroit Swindle was formed in 2011 by Lars Dales and Maarten Smeets. The duo started 0ut for dubious reasons, namely when Lars – who was programming a few nightclubs in Amsterdam – had to fire Maarten for playing too much underground music. They started talking and found out they had a mutual love for Motown, hip-hop and early house music. Not long after, they started making music together and the rest as they say, is history. See also: Beyond The Beats With Detroit Swindle Detroit Swindle ... Read more

Watch The Trailer For Upcoming Daft Punk Documentary

Even though there are near decades in between their releases, Daft Punk never cease to grab the full attention of both media and the music industry with every new year. Their latest successful attempt to recapture the global spotlight – just after taking it earlier this summer with the release of french flick ‘Eden’ which loosely revolved around the enigmatic French musical phenomenon – comes in the form of a soon to be released documentary called ‘Daft Punk Unchained’. Distributor BBC Worldwide just released the first trailer, which can be viewed below.  Kanye West: “Who revolutionised dance music the most? [..] Daft Punk” Although rather ... Read more

Full Premiere: Sailor & I – Leave The Light On (Junior Sanchez Remix)

Following hot on the heels of excellent three-track EP ‘Sweat’, Sailor & I presents the remix package to his latest single ‘Leave The Light On’. Released on September 4th, it features rising and established producers alike in Park Hi-Hat, Joris Voorn, Kidnap Kid and Junior Sanchez, whose take on the track we’ll be premiering today. Using music as a form as escapism, Sailor & I‘s Alexander Sjodin has taken a less trodden path into the limelight. Preferring to let his music grow organically, he has been steadily building momentum via the string-swept ‘Tough Love’, the melodrama of ‘Turn Around’ and tense, ... Read more

Kaleidoscope Podcast #001 By DJ Sneak

One of House music’s true pioneers, DJ Sneak has the passion and drive to keep House music alive. Self-proclaimed House Gangster, Sneak has helped shape the course of dance music since the early 90s; his early music influencing the likes of Daft Punk, Basement Jaxx and Armand Van Helden. See also: Exclusive Interview With DJ Sneak His signature sounds – funky filtered disco-influenced house and tough, jacking beats – have revolutionised and redefined house music for well over 15 years. Having begun his DJ’ing career in 1983, Sneak continues to be at the top of his game: non stop beat ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Timid Boy

“I won’t say the scene was better. I don’t like nostalgia in music. I like the “nostalgia feeling” in the melody. But I don’t like nostalgia in life and music, “it was better before” is a sentence I don’t like and I think it’s ‘stupid'” Text: Stephen Flynn Back in 2007, a little known label from France was beginning to make its mark on the global scene. That label was Acumen’s Time Has Changed, an imprint that soon came to be known as Acumen and Timid Boy’s Time Has Changed. Timid Boy, of course, is the alias of Damien Almira, ... Read more

‘Eden’: Daft Punk-Inspired Movie Releases First Trailer

In France a movie has been in the making that will tell the story of the French dance scene and loosely portrays two youngsters that would eventually become the global phenomenon that is Daft Punk. The first trailer that you can see here, is looking pretty interesting. The trailer was finally released this week after anticipation for the flick had been steadily building up. The story isn’t directly focussed on Daft Punk, however, it revolves around two friends of the would-be robots  that are also struggling to find their place within the Parisian dance scene in the early nineties. There ... Read more