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.
Last night was the first part of our own take on the weekend that never dies. First, we were at the screening of A Cross The Universe, the new Justice documentary, sitting right aside Boys Noize and the Ed Rec Crew for the screening.
but that was just the beginning. We proceeded to the real deal…. got a Hard-on at HARD Haunted Mansion at the Shrine.
We will be in Vegas tonight for the Fabulous Festival, and back in LA for the DJ Falcon appearance at Banana Split Sundaes.
Click it to see the gallery.
For high resolution photos, see the photos on our flickr account.
Taken October 31st, 2008 at Nike Sportswear at The Montalbán, Hollywood and The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
On a side note, events will be running at The Montalbán until the end of the year.
Just announced: [actually... it's not even announced yet]
This Sunday night WILL be epic. I have no doubt. It’s a Roulé Records reunion at LAX, as DJ Falcon will be headlining this week’s Banana Split Sundae. DJ Falcon is the label mate of Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter, who released solo material on Thomas’ Roulé Records in the late 1990s. Roulé Records has a true cult following, particularly from die hard fans of Daft Punk. Enough of the history lesson; if you want to know more about these guys, look it up on discogs or wikipedia.
We are really stoked for this event. It’s going to be a sure-shot attempt at suicide for us [as well as a few others who will be spending the weekend going back and forth from LA to Vegas and back] to get to this event, but this is one of those MUST-GO events.
One more thing: if you look at the flier it says “and a super special banging guest…” Considering the festivities in town this weekend, who can this be? When there’s smoke, there’s fire. It’s going be off the hook.