Still a Friday night dictator of the latest and greatest in dance music, Pete Tong is back with another jam-packed episode of the Essential Selection. Kicking things off with Hardwell’s remix of Krewella and Sander van Doorn’s new single, ‘Neon’, the remode mix of Axwell’s ‘Center Of The Universe’ and new music from Knife Party, Daddy’s Groove and Fehrplay round out the first leg of last night’s show. Riva Starr is on hand with a three-track selection for this week’s goody-goodies segment, Martin Solveig is featured in Pete Tong’s Hall Of Fame and Francesco Rossi’s ‘Paper Aeroplane’ had the honors of nabbing the title of this week’s Essential New Tune.
A big show by anyone’s standard, but last night’s show was really all about Tong’s much talked about interview with Daft Punk from Coachella. Referred to as the record they ‘always wanted to do’, the French titans discuss the creative process of their upcoming album ‘Random Access Memories’, replacing machines with live instruments and much more.
Krewella – Alive (Hardwell Remix) [Ultra]
Sander van Doorn – Neon [Doorn]
Daddy’s Groove & Dino – Walking On Air [Spinnin]
Knife Party – LRAD [Earstorm]
Fehrplay – Phantom [Pryda Friends]
Axwell – Center Of The Universe (Remode Mix)
GOODY-GOODIES WITH RIVA STARR
Riva Starr – Kill Me [Snatch!]
Blue Mondays – Sometimes (Test Remix)
Chube.Ka & The Deepshakerz – Let The Rhythm
Hot Natured – Reverse Skydiving (Shadow Child Remix) [Hot Creations]
Sinead Harnett – Got Me [Black Butter]
Johnny Mikes feat. Michael B – Darkness Energy [Lower East]
PETE TONG HALL OF FAME: MARTIN SOLVEIG
Martin Solveig – Rocking Music
Martin Solveig & The Cataracs feat. Kyle – Hey Now
Catz ‘N Dogz & KiNK – Good Love [Dirtybird]
LAST WEEK’S ESSENTIAL NEW TUNE
Breach & Ron Costa – Let’s Uri/Jack (Eats Rebeef)
ESSENTIAL NEW TUNE
Francesco Rossi – Paper Aeroplane
DAFT PUNK INTERVIEW
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers – Get Lucky
Daft Punk – Voyager
Mike Mago – The Show [Spinnin]
Pete Oak – The Cheater [Petfood]
Jamie Jones – Moan & Groan
Ramon Tapia – I Call It Bass [Skint]
FUTURE STARS WITH BICEP
Bicep – Vision Of Love (C2 Edit) [KMS]
Bicep & Simian Mobile Disco – Sacrifice [Delicacies]
Rocker’s Revenge – Walking On Sunshine (Groove Armada’s Tracker’s Revenge Mix)
Just Be – Don’t Make Me Wait
Michel Cleis – Hey Lady Luck [Crecimiento]
Negru – Young Man [Wow]
Mark Fanciulli – Presets [Saved]
After years of avid anticipation and a stint of clever marketing, French electronic titans Daft Punk have officially released the first single from their hotly anticipated fourth studio album, ‘Random Access Memories’ and their first track since their film score for Disney’s Tron: Legacy in 2010. While widely considered masters of pushing the envelope and introducing the world of dance music to a new sound with each release, in ‘Get Lucky’ we see Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Hombrem revisit and revamp the more traditional terrains of electronic music. Featuring the iconic guitar style of Nile Rodgers and an incredibly catchy vocal line courtesy of Pharrell Williams, ‘Get Lucky’ marks the comeback of the Parisian duo with a track that portrays a mesmerizing, robo-funk sound with unmistakable soul.
Update: ‘Get Lucky’ is now #1 on iTunes in over 50 countries.
After years of avid anticipation and a stint of clever marketing, Parisian electro icons Daft Punk has unveiled that their hotly anticipated fourth studio album, Random Access Memories, will be released on May 21st. Confirmed for release on Columbia Records, the album will feature collaborations from Nile Rodgers and Giorgio Moroder among others, providing an eclectic 13-track extension of their inspirational reign upon electronic music.
Pre-order the album now on iTunes.
Update: Another 15-second commercial, featuring music from the album, has been released. Also, vinyl and CD pre-order is now available on the album’s newly launched website, randomaccessmemories.com.
Words by Dan Carter
Mysteriously appearing in a list of current Tsugi mag favorites, a Daft Punk track titled ‘Renoma Street’, allegedly named after Renoma Café in Paris which is claimed to be known for attracting electronic music producers, has caused a stir amongst Daft Punk fans across the globe.
When asked on Twitter about the release of ‘Renoma Street’ (not to be confused with a track with the same name that leaked earlier this month), editor in chief of world renowned French electronic music magazine Tsugi, Patrice Bardot cryptically answered “21/7,” hinting at the release date being set for July 21st, the same day as Tsugi’s forthcoming summer CD compilation. With Nile Rodgers having gone on record back in March claiming that the new Daft Punk is coming “maybe June”, Daft Punk miniature toys already released, potentially to promote the album and the official website (http://www.daftalive.com) just back online, the news appear very plausible.
As recently reported by Factmag, who claims to have spoken directly with Tsugi, “the answer” will be revealed “on” the next issue of the Tsugi mag, due out July 6th. In spite of the many rumours currently surrounding Daft Punk’s forthcoming fourth studio album, featuring Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, Paul Williams and more, the credibility of the acclaimed French electronic magazine suggest that new Daft Punk material will arrive as early as next month.
Furthermore, Chic’s Nile Rodgers and Mark Ronson will be hosting a “Freak Out! Montreux Dance Party” event on July 13th as part of this year’s Montreux Jazz Festival which is set to feature some “VERY SPECIAL DJ’s”, further fuelling the rumours that 2012 will see Daft Punk make their first official DJ appearance since 2010’s surprise surprise appearance at Madison Square Garden.
More info as we get it.
Legendary music producers Giorgio Moroder and Nile Rodgers have further solidified speculation at this years International Music Summit in Ibiza that French Electro legends Daft Punk are to release their fourth studio album.
Moroder revealed during day three of IMS that he had recently joined Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter in the studio, with Rodgers detailing his own studio encounters with the duo earlier during the conference. While Moroder described the events that surrounded their collaborative efforts to the packed-out conference, Rodgers said that he would leave Daft Punk to reveal more information about the material, but suggested ‘That shit is amazing’ when asked about the new material.
Speculation had already started to gather earlier this year after award winning musician and composer Paul Williams announced after the premier of his Paul Williams: Still Alive documentary that he had worked with Daft Punk on some material that will be used on the duos new album. As reported by Pitchfork.com earlier this year, Daft Punk have also approached Noah Lennox a.k.a Panda Bear with a potential collaboration offer.
Homem-Christo and Bangalter last emerged from the shadows to score the soundtrack to Disney’s Tron: Legacy film in 2010 and have been vacant from the live circuit since their surprise appearance at Madison Square Garden that year.
Fast forward to 2:20 for the Nile Rodgers interview and to 4:10 for the Giorgio Moroder interview.
Words by Dan Carter
Been around since the early 90’s, Daft Punk, formed by the forces of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, are the legendary duo that were the ones responsible for pulling the entire electronic dance music industry out from its superincumbent shadow. Known for their willingness of keeping the focal point on the music, hence the intended anonymity behind the helmets, and their absolutely dazzling live shows in the early days of the rise of clubland, the pair has become the most outright and exceling inspiration to modern day-producers as well as those regarded as veterans.
Fronted and gloriously headlined by such hits as ‘Around The World’, ‘Burnin’ and their very first single release, ‘Alive’, Daft Punk debuted in ‘97, with their first artist album, entitled Homework. Screening skills that were remarkably new and innovative to 90’s dominating dance sound, fame and glory emerged the France-originated duo, mainly onto the aforementioned ‘Around The World’ that yet today stand fortified, by many, as electronic dance music history’s most prominent making. Exploring previously undiscovered territories and areas was a successful fact the Frenchmen peerlessly enacted in ‘01 along with the launch of their second and most recognized album, named “Discovery”. Featuring ‘One More Time’, ‘Aerodynamic’ and ‘Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger’ – a trio that are reccurringly appearing in the live sets of the likes of Swedish House Mafia, Tiësto, David Guetta, Armin van Buuren and many others – the house and synthpop-fuse, that clearly paved the way for their undoubtful acclamation, stand yet today inimitable, despite years of assidous attempts.
Coming back in late 2010 to release their soundtrack album for Walt Disney’s Tron: Legacy film, which was followed by a stunning remix album, many eagerly awaited a return of the French duo, but were met by quite the opposite.
Made as early as 1994, when their sound was yet to be shaped into what we today flash back upon, a previously unheard and unreleased Daft Punk record was told to feature on the 20th anniversary compilation of Soma Records, the record label that also released Daft Punk’s very first singles. And indeed, the questioned release of Drive has arrived and although it does not reflect upon the duo’s stupendous quality, the newly outed techno production has got obvious and catchy traces of their unique synth leads that have led them into utmost prosperity.
For those who yet stand amazed on the advancement of the French pair – immerse yourselves into this recently released oldie to learn more about the revolutionary developed sound of the world renowned music heroes.
‘Around The World’ – one of the the duo’s most prominent makings.
As the original remix passed by pretty much ingloriously as part of the Daft Punk R3conf1gur3d compilation, a vocal remix of Derezzed is now on the rise. The Swedish mastermind behind 2010’s groundbreaking Bromance is doing impact’s on clubland and electronic dance music like no other with his pretentious and feel-good melodic house. Supported by the likes of Tiësto, Swedish House Mafia and many others, Avicii is also responsible for making the probably most outstanding hit single of 2011 which, not even released yet, has become a highly rated sing-along anthem with vocals from Etta James. Just released the famed Fade Into Darkness, he’s got a squadron of top releases coming up, including Levels, Silhouettes and Sunshine (with David Guetta). Going in the acclaimed spirit of his catchy offerings, this underrated interpretation on Daft Punk has now scored itself an astounding vocal, which voice is still unknown to whom it may belong.
In addition to the vast package of remixes for the highly acclaimed Daft Punk’s Soundtrack album, starring the soundtracks for Walt Disney’s Tron: Legacy film, the shooting-star from Sweden, Adrian Lux, uncovers an upfront preview of his challenger for the lead single of the above-mentioned album – Derezzed. A staggering joint, suited for the out-and-out scene, is now being presented from the Swede’s corners, maintaining the lead of the groundbreaking original until the full-on, feel-good, bumpy and to say the least innovative beat kicks in. With the remnants of his and Nause’s peak-timer take on Bullets still doing the rounds on dance events across the globe and highly topical with the peerless remix of Solid Groud on the rise, Lux moves along as his recent follow-up to the almighty Axtone-signed Teenage Crime, named Boy, was released to render further success with this new choon of his, have a listen!
This highly-acclaimed duo has had an adimirably successful journey throughout their career and is responsible for being the golden hands behind such major hits as One More Time, Around The World and Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger among others! Daft Punk returned in late 2010 to grace the Disney film Tron: Legacy with their immensely brilliant sense for music. As the film reached eminence across the globe, the French-stationed duo fired away their soundtrack album, which, with its headlining masterpiece – Derezzed, was anticipated. The soundtrack album returns in reconfigured state, getting graced with the brilliance of some of the greatest producer out there. The shooting-star from Sweden, Avicii had the honor of remixing the headliner and Kaskade took on Rinzler. This remix album also features remixes from such established icons as Moby, The Japanese Popstars and Boys Noize among others. Available now on Walt Disney Records!
Daft Punk – Derezzed (Avicii Remix)
Daft Punk – Rinzler (Kaskade Remix)
01. Derezzed (The Glitch Mob Remix)
02. Fall (M83 vs. Big Black Delta Remix)
03. The Grid (The Crystal Method Remix)
04. Adagio For Tron (Teddybears Remix)
05. The Son Of Flynn (Ki:Theory Remix)
06. C.L.U. (Paul Oakenfold Remix)
07. The Son Of Flynn (Moby Remix)
08. End Of Line (Boys Noize Remix)
09. Rinzler (Kaskade Remix)
10. Encom Part 2 (Com Truise Remix)
11. End Of Line (Photek Remix)
12. Arena (The Japanese Popstars Remix)
13. Derezzed (Avicii Remix)
14. Solar Sailer (Pretty Lights Remix)
15. Tron Legacy (End Titles) (Sander Kleinenberg Remix)
Dirty Secretz are truly on fire with their unique sound. Here they are again with a brand new remix of one of Daft Punk’s many trademarkers, Around The World, due to be given away for free soon, stay tuned!