Congratulations to Daft Punk for sweeping all 5 categories at the 2014 Grammy Awards (though Taylor Swift wasn’t too pleased). The robot duo has come a long way since Roule and Crydamoure records, winning album of the year, best dance/electronica album, best engineered album, record of the year, and best pop duo/group performance! It was great to see Thomas, Guy, Nile Rodgers, and Pharrell accompanied on stage with all their past time buddies like Todd Edwards, DJ Falcon, and more. The heartfelt hug explains it all *tear*. Bravo!
Today is a happy day for all you Coachella junkies. Looks like yet another great year to catch some worthwhile performances back at Empire Polo Fields. Many artists will be debuting some of their new material, such as Queens of the Stone Age, Chromeo, Duck Sauce, and many more!
As we can see, Pharrell and DJ Falcon will be performing at the festival. The force is strong with Daft Punk’s presence (as we have always seen them hang around the grounds for many years). Would this potentially mean that the masked robot duo will appear on stage? We shall wait and see.
Coachella Music and Arts Festival will take place April 11-13, and 18-20. GA admission tickets go on sale Friday, January 10 at 10AM. Make sure to sign up before you deal with technical problems along the way. Get them here!
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The good people over at Data Transmission recently had a chat with DJ Falcon. Falcon debuted his “My Name is DJ Falcon” on Roule Records–the independent frech house record label founded by Thomas Bangalter, one half of Daft Punk. In the mid 1990s, Thomas Bangalter and Guy Manuel De Homem Christoph, collectively known as Daft Punk, concentrated some efforts on starting their own record labels for independent releases. Guy-Man’s disco-centric Crydamoure Records, and Thomas’ Roule records produced a handful of releases before going dormant. It should be emphasized, though, that the word for the current status of the label is dormant rather than dead. Falcon assured Data Transmission that Roule records indeed is still around and the Roule crew may have a few surprises in store within the next couple years.
“Roulé is not officially over” [Falcon] revealed to us. “It’s not finished. Crydmoure, yeah, but Roulé is still on…there’s nothing really playing on it, but it’s not over. So maybe one day…because Thomas and Roulé was all about surprising people…so you never know what to expect from Thomas, which is good. But officially, Roulé is still on.
The last time we spoke to DJ Falcon while he was booked for a gig in Los Angeles, he mentioned that he was scheduld for some studio time in Paris for recording new material, and assured us that he’d been working on an album. There was no mention though as to whether it’d be released under the Roule heading. However, this new information revealed may suggest that this may indeed be a possibility. We have our fingers crossed…
Update: It appears this is another hoax, as a group called Pilot Priest have confirmed that it’s their track. Hopefully this bullshit should stop, and we’ll get our hands on some real Daft Punk material soon..
Last night we brought you what we thought was new Justice material. Well, tonight we got our hands on a track titled “The Crash” which appears to be from the soundtrack of the upcoming sequal to Tron, for which Daft Punk is putting together the soundtrack. Yet another one for the rumor mill, this track appears to be new production from Daft Punk (which has yet to be confirmed by french robot duo). For your listening curiosity, here it is:
Sept 30: French electronica duo Daft Punk has been signed to write the original music score for Tron Legacy (commonly known as Tron 2.0), Walt Disney’s upcoming sequel to the groundbreaking 1982 animation cult hit which was scored by electronic music icon Wendy Carlos. Thomas and Guy-Manuel of Daft Punk have been involved in various films before, but Tron 2.0 will be their first complete feature film score. via Upcoming Film Scores
I’m excited to share for your listening pleasure a leak of the new Daft Punk track composed for the movie. Give it a listen.
We’re back from the Detroit Bar where we caught DJ Falcon last night.
Here are the photos from last night’s DJ Falcon gig in Orange County. Click any of the photos above to see the gallery, or visit our flickr for high res shots.. Taken May 16th, 2009 in Costa Mesa, CA.
I got a chance to speak to DJ Falcon and asked about what his plans are. He says he’s moved his recording studio, and plans to return to Paris to produce some new material very soon…. Can’t wait… If you haven’t heard his original material, look up his Roule 308 release (which is under the record label founded by Daft Punk’s own Thomas Bangalter…)
In other news, we now have a facebook fan page and will update that with the photos we take. Join up and tag yourselves.
Many people recall that amazing night where the mysterious house music robot Thomas Bangalter spun at Cinespace on April 21, 2009. On that same night, Ed Banger’s manager Busy P dropped the new SebastiAn track, set to release on his upcoming album. I had asked Busy P about the track at Coachella Festival, and he said that the track is still untitled. Stay tuned for updates. For now, here’s the youtube clip of the track.
Phoenix formed in 1991 in the semi-affluent Parisian suburb of Versailles, in the same culture that produced late-90s bands such as Air and Daft Punk. Interestingly enough, lead guitarist Laurent Brancowitz was part of the band Darlin’ with Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, who eventually became Daft Punk.
In 2000, Phoenix released their debut album United, featuring their most popular song If I Ever Feel Better, which topped the charts (particularly in France) for quite some time.
I was most recently reminded of this track as it was used in the closing credits of the most recent episode of the HBO show Entourage (S5Ep2). Since then, it’s been one of those rare tracks that I can’t get out of my head, which has earned it the distinction of being post-worthy… It features a funky bassline, eerie chords, and an overall fun listening experience. Enjoy.