Here’s the second video from Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, an album that was to have no music videos made from it. It’s for the Julian Casablancas featuring Instant Crush. Maybe because Daft Punk aren’t actually in it, that’s what they meant by ‘we aren’t making any videos’?
The video is actually quite good, a tale of waxwork love and ridiculous posers with fingers. Warren Fu directs, in a brave 4:3 ratio.
The long awaited first (and only?) actual video from Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories has premièred. Accompanying the duo’s latest single Lose Yourself To Dance, featruing Nile Rodgers and Pharell, is probably the only visuals for the album we’ll get.
It’s a pretty standard performance clip, albeit an incredible shiny one, with Nile and Daft Punk playing the Perspex instruments we’ve been teased for so long.
So, we’ve been a little weary of posting any of the myriad reMixes of tracks from Daft Punk’s awesome new album Random Access Memories. There’s a squillion of them out there, every producer and his dog wants in on the action, to ride the tailcoats of hype, and they run the gauntlet from ‘better than the original’ to ‘OGM just stop trying to be a musician right now’. ‘Cos there’s so many posting about them would be like opening floodgates we really haven’t got time for.
Reflex – Mixtape #18 = Here’s this months mixtape from awesome French ElectroPoppers Reflex. Reflex’s tapes are becoming a bit of a monthly highlight around these parts, featuring only the very best of the months ElectroPop and Nu-Disco sounds. This one’s no different and holds a sneak peak at the duo’s new single, Together.
The tracklist: 01. Lancelot – You’ll Never Be Mine 02. Satin Jackets feat. Patrick Baker – Only You (Rogue Vogue reMix) 03. Darius & Le Crayon – Alicia 04. Moon Boots – Love Strong 05. Flight Facilities – I Didn’t Believe (Tiger & Woods reMix) 06. Sleaz (Feat. Villanova) – Beautiful (Amine Edge Edit) 07. Daft Punk – Doin’It Right (Reflex reMix) 08. Disclosure – When A Fire Starts To Burn 09. Cashemire Cat – Kiss Kiss (Pat Lok reMix) 10. Reflex – Together 11. Classixx – Holding On (Lifelike reMix)
And while you’re here, check out the guys slick reMix of Daft Punk’s Panda Bear featuring Doin’ It Right. Injecting, what is one of the best tracks on Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, with a little poolside Disco shimmy. This free download layers the original with a solid slice of Funk, bringing a lot more of a robo-Disco groove whilst retaining the tracks silky flow. Another class Reflex reMix.
Covering something from Daft Punk’s legendary, and frankly untouchable, ‘Discovery album? That’s a pretty brave act. Let’s see how Australian Dreamwavey Indie-Electro outfit Cadillac tackle this huge, and dangerous feat.
‘Too Long’ is one of the most vocal tracks Daft Puck have ever done, so it’s probably the best choice for a band to cover and Cadillac do an admirable job. Produced as part of Le Coq Sportif and Future Classic’s series of Australian covers of classic French tracks, the cover is a chilled out Tropical take o the track. Cadillac haven’t tried to reproduce the laid back French Disco House of the original but rather gone down a new beach vibe route, probably a good idea.
It’s got to be said, Moustache Machine never shy’s away from making brave choices when it comes to his selections of tracks to reMix. an reMixing Daft Punk certainly takes balls.
Luckily, MM has the chops to pull it off and delivers a funky as hell synthetic Disco tune that is respectful of the original and adds some of the smooth Moustache Machine French Touch to the mix. With nice work on the keys and production MM has nailed Nu-Disco again. Maybe it’s time we got some more original tunes?
Hot on the heels of his current proper single, the double A-sided ‘Gimme Gimme’/‘The Wall’ Mr. Louis La Roché is in such a good mood he released another new single for free on his SoundCloud.
‘Los Angeles’ is pure Nu-Disco gold. La Roché shows off his flair for picking and manipulating samples here at it’s finest with a wicked vocal hook and some blazing horns. All backed up by LLR’s shuffling synth Disco groove. There’s even a special B-side edit that mixes in a little bit of something very familiar…
Singing over a Daft Punk track is a brave move, could be good, cloud be cheesy, could be sacrilege! Thankfully ElectroPop goddess Queen Of Hearts pulls it off with class and style.
Taking Daft Punk’s ‘End Of Line’ from their Tron: Legacy soundtrack The Queen gets all deep and majestic with a smokey vocal that not only show off her vocal chops but quite a knack for arrangement too. ‘The End Of Nothing’ is incredibly listenable. Does it imporve on a Daft Punk song? Er…kinda’…but I’m not going to admit it!
You may remember recently I questioned The Queen’s authenticity. I’m taking that back now, she recently tweeted this: “If it ain’t electro, I don’t wish to know.x”, which kinda’ sold me. The more I hear about her the more I an convinced she is a genuine ElectroPop lover, not some manufactured, blog friendly, product. I don’t mind admitting I was wrong, and I was. I’m now looking forward to following her career with interest, and my dancing shoes on.
reMixing Daft Punk seems to be back in fashion! I remember when you couldn’t move for reMixes, and then it all went quite for a while. In the past few weeks though, the electronic rumors inbox has been chock full of robotic reMixes! Not that we mind at all, as long as they are quality.
Like rad Disco act Hana Yori Kichou Na’s mix of ‘Musique’ here. Funky and filtered in the best way possible this is one reMix you just can’t stop moving to.
Disney have just released a reMix album of Daft Punk’s amazing Tron: Legacy soundtrack. One or two choice cuts aside it’s mostly god awful and RELLY uninspired. The choices of reMix artists are so out-of-touch, the album could have been mind-blowing if the right reMixers had been chosen. Instead some executive listed a few electronic acts he could think of (“the still kids like The Paul Oakenfolds and The Crystal Methods, right?”) and threw in some he read about on a website a couple of years ago most of whom phoned in their reMixes. Total missed opportunity.
What more needs to be said? Mr. Grechko appears to be one of the few producer who can tackle Daft Punk and not turn it into a complete nightmare. So, with that massive task at hand he does a pretty sweet job adding some ElectoPop flavour to the originals deep Disco vibe.