Video: At a Bastille Day event on Friday, the French army marching band did something unusual and amazing: They played electronic music unplugged. And not just any electronic music, either. The horns and drums and woodwinds performed a stunning medley of Daft Punk's greatest hits. Donald Trump apparently did not enjoy it.
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Video: When you see a 15-piece orchestra full of trumpets, violins and cellos, you're probably expecting to hear a little Chopin, or Mozart. But the Rundfunk-Tanzorchester Ehrenfeld (or Radio Dance Orchestra of Ehrenfeld, in English) plays a near perfect rendition of Daft Punk's Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger in this delightful clip.
Video: Have you ever found yourself listening to some classic '70s funk, rock or disco and suddenly recognised a portion of the song you swear you've heard elsewhere? As YouTube's Daftworld reveals, it was probably in a Daft Punk track, given the duo's almost bizarrely impressive ability to turn classic samples into electro hits.
There's rumours Daft Punk will go on tour again, but will we ever see a new album from the duo? It's uncertain. The passing of Adam Yauch in 2012 also marked the end of the Beastie Boys, but thanks to an artist named Coins, a new album featuring Daft Punk and Beastie Boy mashups has lots for fans of either group to love.
Video: The Star Wars hype is real, and it is upon us.
Always striving for a unique sound, modern music is built on techniques that have been developed, modified and twisted by countless recording artists, producers and studio engineers. While some were invented by accident and others were developed over generations of technology, these audio effects have shaped music as we know it.
Thanks to Daft Punk, the 1990s French "touch" electronic music scene has its legendary figures, masks and vocoder robot voices and button pushing and all. We've got the sound and look, but we're missing a little fiction to glorify the music's rise into one of the more influential electronic music movements ever.
Owen Pallett has a great article on Slate explaining why Daft Punk's Get Lucky was such a huge success through the lenses of classic Western music theory. It may be a little technical, but it's fascinating stuff if you know a bit about music.
Pharrell's second solo album G I R L is out in a few days, after only being announced in the middle of this month. The album's lead single is, of course, "Happy", but to be honest we're enjoying the smooth grooves of another track a lot more.
One more time. Even if you wear earplugs, turn off the radio and stay away from noisy clubs, you know Daft Punk's song 'One More Time'. It's one of those songs that seems to be inserted into the memory of every human who has existed since the year 2000. Here, EDM producer Sadowick Production reveals how Daft Punk made the song from a sample the French duo says they didn't use. It's quite shocking how easy it was to recreate.