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Give Life Back to Fhqwhgads

Al Gore invented the Internet, so that one day we could have the glory that is the mashup of Daft Punk's Random Access Memories and Strongbad's Fhqwhgads. via A.V. Club (SLYT)
posted by 4ster on Mar 31, 2014 - 48 comments

Daft Gump

Icons, a promotion for The Sunday Times’ Culture section, is a short video that features a cleverly done shifting series of iconic cultural images done in a single take. [slv(imeo) | via]
posted by quin on Feb 4, 2014 - 9 comments

Music's got me feeling so free

Reverse-Engineering Daft Punk's 'One More Time' [SLYT]
posted by schmod on Jan 3, 2014 - 29 comments

Rewrite It One More Time To Get Lucky

Vocal band Pentatonix (previously) presents A Daft Punk Medley
posted by The Whelk on Dec 14, 2013 - 28 comments

Maybe they'll get lucky.

Get Data [SLYT]
posted by zennie on Nov 8, 2013 - 36 comments

Last Week, Nile Rodgers Experienced Real Fear

The Hitmaker is Nile Rodgers' 1959 Fender Stratocaster. Last week, he left it on a train in NYC. (Warning: Autoplaying great music) Legendary Producer/Writer/Guitarist Nile Rodgers writes on his blog about the near-loss of one of the most famous instruments in music - "The Hitmaker," also known as the "World's Most Successful Guitar," which Rodgers played on hits by everyone from Chic, David Bowie, Madonna and Duran Duran to Daft Punk. Oh, yeah, and that's The Hitmaker playing the funky riff sampled on Rapper's Delight, too. From a previous MeFi post, here's Nile Rodgers talking about music and, starting at the 55:40 mark, playing The Hitmaker and demonstrating some of the most famous riffs ever played. [more inside]
posted by The World Famous on Oct 15, 2013 - 35 comments

I'm sorry Mario, but your DJ is in another castle

Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" performed in Mario Paint Composer (SLYT)
posted by supercrayon on Sep 6, 2013 - 20 comments

"She's up all night for good fun. I'm up all night to get lucky."

While promoting The World's End, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost covered "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk.
posted by quin on Aug 30, 2013 - 109 comments

Checked with my peeps...and they're feelin funky on this one.

Stephen Colbert holds dance party after Daft Punk pulled from show - Comedian and political satirist Stephen Colbert makes no secret his love of music on his late-night program The Colbert Report. But after a contractual conflict that scuttled a guest appearance by Daft Punk, Colbert unleashed his ire onto MTV and his parent company Viacom. Colbert Dances to Daft Punk's Get Lucky (direct link to video)
posted by dougzilla on Aug 7, 2013 - 167 comments

Class Dublin Taxi Driver

One sunny summer day in Dublin, pub drinkers spill out onto the streets. Blocking traffic. And dancing. With taxi drivers. The taxi driver is part-time DJ Wayne Karney. His dance partner is Andrea Pappin, spokesperson for the Irish Presidency of the EU 2013.
posted by DarlingBri on Jul 25, 2013 - 15 comments

Comeback Album Comeback

The upside is that none of these records will go down in history like Chinese Democracy. The downside, of course, is that none of these records will go down in history like Chinese Democracy. Why it had to die in 2008 so that Random Access Memories, The 20/20 Experience, m b v, The Next Day and other records could live in 2013.
posted by mannequito on Jul 24, 2013 - 53 comments

Daftside

Nicolas Jaar (previously on MeFi) and Dave Harrington, the musicians constituting the hypnotic and funky group Darkside, have remixed Daft Punk's Random Access Memories (previously on MeFi) in full. You can stream it here.
posted by en forme de poire on Jun 21, 2013 - 28 comments

Love train

Daft Train That Friday happy place where Daft Punk overlaps the Soul Train cakewalk. SLYT.
posted by perhapsolutely on May 24, 2013 - 67 comments

MOAR COWBELL

Electronic band Pigeon perform a medley of DAFT PUNK tunes live in the studio using a microKORG, NORD lead 2x, KORG microsampler, Roland SPD-SX, T.C HELICON Voice Live Touch, Rocktron Banshee Talkbox, Bass, Gibson SG Guitar, Tambourine and a 3 piece horn section.
posted by lazaruslong on May 16, 2013 - 23 comments

The new Daft Punk album is currently free to stream in its entirety

The fourth studio album by Daft Punk is now available for streaming. For a limited time, the new Daft Punk album, Random Access Memories, will be available to stream for free in the iTunes store. The official release date is expected to be May 21.
posted by 4ster on May 13, 2013 - 234 comments

Rollin' & Scratchin'

Here's a video of a cockatoo dancing to Daft Punk. Bird's got moves.
posted by schmod on May 7, 2013 - 6 comments

Harder Better Faster Beethoven

Home-recorded piano cover goodness! Harder Better Faster Stronger - Note for note and Fur Elise Slightly Different. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on May 4, 2013 - 23 comments

Random Access Memories

With Daft Punk's new album coming out, The Creators Project is interviewing their collaborators about their careers, production and playing techniques and working with Daft Punk.
  • Giorgio Moroder
  • Todd Edwards
  • Nile Rogers

  • posted by empath on Apr 12, 2013 - 39 comments

    Man Machine Music

    A brief history of cyborgs, superhumans and robots in pop music
    posted by Artw on Oct 15, 2012 - 45 comments

    Robot Rock

    8-Bit Daft Punk
    posted by empath on Feb 24, 2012 - 29 comments

    Daft Punk manqué + DeLorean

    With only about as much effort as manufacturing one’s own Great Pyramid of Giza, Atlanta prop-builder Harrison Krix designs and constructs his own Daft Punk–style helmet, complete with 320 red LEDs along the visor and twin cooling fans. (Delightful time-lapse making-of video [YouTube]. Design process: Part 1Part 2Part 3.) Now, what are you supposed to do with a prop like that? Pop it on and pose next to a DeLorean, obviously.
    posted by joeclark on Nov 12, 2011 - 17 comments

    Nov 5 is Daft Punk Mashup Day

    Intergalactic Beastie Rock, Deadmau5, Depache Mode, Bruno Mars, Ke$ha, The Beatles, Queen, Stardust, Radiohead, Madonna, Chemical Brothers
    posted by rebent on Nov 5, 2011 - 32 comments

    Teachers

    Teachers [more inside]
    posted by hellojed on Aug 11, 2011 - 30 comments

    Anatomy of a Mashup

    Anatomy of a Mashup - an amazing visualization of "Definitive Daft Punk."
    posted by GuyZero on May 31, 2011 - 21 comments

    what did they look like? ships? motorcycles?

    To whet all of our appetites, here is a 21-minute Tron Legacy soundtrack medley. (SLM_)
    posted by luvcraft on Nov 30, 2010 - 35 comments

    The Charleston seems cooler than I remember.

    The Charleston + Daft Punk = Awesome (SLYT)
    posted by Mr_Zero on Sep 28, 2010 - 22 comments

    "See, people say this movie has a Daft Punk soundtrack. No, this Daft Punk album has a Tron movie."*

    San Diego's 2010 Comic-Con International [YT] is so TRON-ed-out that it is being referred to as Comic-TRON. And to be fair, the new TRON Legacy trailer which debuted at this year's Con—with its CGI-powered young Jeff Bridges—almost looks good. But hype aside, for many the real star of the TRON movie is the soundtrack by robot-rock superstars Daft Punk. New tracks appeared this week.
    posted by humannaire on Jul 24, 2010 - 56 comments

    Daft Punk do Star Wars for Adidas

    What do Snoop Dogg, Noel Gallagher, Ciara, David Beckham, Ian Brown, Daft Punk, & Star Wars have in common? Just ask Adidas. The Star Wars cantina scene is sacred cinema, but Adidas went ahead and remade it for their current World Cup ad campaign. The new cut seamlessly combines the original footage with new shots of our favorite electro-house droids, Snoop Dogg, Noel Gallagher, Ciara, David Beckham, Ian Brown and more. It appears that Daft Punk did not remix the original cantina music, though.
    posted by Fizz on Jun 4, 2010 - 47 comments

    Tron in 5:30 to Daft Punk Songs

    Tron in 5:30 to Daft Punk Songs (SLYT) (previously)
    posted by mrgrimm on Sep 13, 2009 - 12 comments

    Daft Punk is playing on my Game Boy

    Do you like Daft Punk? Do you like 8 Bit tribute albums? Then you'll probably dig Da Chip, a Daft Punk tribute album. [more inside]
    posted by hellojed on Jul 31, 2009 - 21 comments

    Never Over

    idaft [via]
    posted by cashman on Mar 12, 2009 - 16 comments

    Kanye Jocks Daft Punk Jocks Edwin Birdsong

    New Kwest combining Daft Punk and Akira. Can you hear the Birdsong? (via Digg)
    posted by Rubbstone on Jul 3, 2007 - 49 comments

    Not quite the throwdown of Hilti & Bosch, but ...

    Daft Hands*, deft hands, or both? You decide. *YouTube; safe for work.
    posted by bwg on Jun 23, 2007 - 23 comments

    Re-release the Beast

    Sampled by Daft Punk. They've been mentioned here before, sometimes disparagingly. Here, gathered and laid bare for all to see, are a collection of samples (primarily from their album Discovery) the House music duo have used. Depending on your view of them, this may shock or delight you.
    posted by tumult on Feb 17, 2007 - 35 comments

    harder, better, faster, stronger.

    Daft Punk, a capella. That is all.
    posted by piratebowling on Feb 14, 2007 - 43 comments

    The French Touch (Revived)

    Relevant after all? Daft Punk are experiencing a renaissance of sorts. Whereas it seemed only a few months ago they were washed up and out of ideas, in danger having run their persona into the ground, they can now claim to have been the undisputed highlight of the Coachella Festival, responsible for one of the most memorable rap hooks of recent years and are on their way to Cannes to attend the premiere of their first self-directed film, 'Electroma'. At the same time, their influence is the driving force behind the new wave of French electronic music. People are even starting to come around to their previously unloved third album. hint: listen to it loud.
    posted by setanor on May 17, 2006 - 24 comments

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