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This internet legend just reaffirmed the iconic status of Daft Punk's 'One More Time' [Watch]

This guy just pulled the rug right out from under the rest the Internet’s insatiable “memeisphere” with a hilarious new viral video series. Social media’s resident tablecloth-pulling expert (yes, that’s a thing), known as Wes P, has launched a sensational new trend scored by Daft Punk’s iconic “One More Time” in which he rips a table cloth out from under a mug and saucer balancing above his shaft punk and disco balls. Right as the track’s canonized chords reach their celebratory break, Wes, with the help household fixtures like fans and vacuums, swipes the cloth f himself with meticulous accuracy and speed, striking perhaps the most ingenious purposing “One More Time” the world wide web has ever seen.

As with most the Internet’s otherwise useless gold, Wes P’s phenomenally shameless party trick is just something you’ll have to see to understand. Whether this sends you over your Internet limit for the day, or its just the video meme to get you going, we’re hard pressed to deny that this legend may have bequeathed us with one the greatest online gifts the year. Our guess is even the Androids themselves would be impressed. Oh, and please do try this at home. Anyone up for making a “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” version?

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WATCH: Donald Trump, evidently, not bigly on Daft Punk

Bastille Day, is one France’s most feted holidays and, to celebrate, POTUS Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron gathered together in the city lights to pay tribute unto its momentous achievements. The nation decidedly honored the glory and independence the nation by giving love unto one its grandest yields: .

In an absolutely beautiful unplugged medley Daft Punk’s greatest hits, including those like “One More Time,” “Get Lucky,” “Digital Love,” and “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger,” the French army brought forth the duo’s tunes with the utmost flair. In a celebration decades creativity, ingenuity, and all the goodness that electronic music brings unto the world president Macron’s energy was palpable.

WATCH: Donald Trump, evidently, not bigly on Daft Punk

Smiling throughout the entirety the performance, it would seem the man knows his music or at least his people.

Donald Trump, on the other hand, seemed to have been less than thrilled.

WATCH: Donald Trump, evidently, not bigly on Daft Punk

While we can’t be entirely sure whether Trump was hoping the band would play more tracks f from Discovery and Homework, or that he just is unimpressed with the robots’ music entirely, it most definitely would seem that he was less than thrilled as he failed to crack a smile throughout the entire performance.

That in and itself, with a group like Daft Punk is just mind boggling.

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WATCH: Donald Trump, evidently, not bigly on Daft Punk
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The synth Daft Punk used to make several songs on 'Homework' is up for auction – Dancing Astronaut

Two decades after their iconic Homework album helped shape dance music as it is today, can most certainly be defined as “legendary.” They remain one the most talked-about names in music as a whole, and their rare and sporadic activity leaves millions hanging on their every move.

The most dedicated fans with some money to spare now have a chance to own an prime piece Daft Punk memorabilia: Thomas Bangalter’s old Roland TR-909. This drum machine in particular was the one used in “Revolution 909” and other songs from Homework. Vintage & Analogue Occasion will be auctioning f the item, which will come with the original presets “Revolution 909,” sweetening the deal to the winning bidder.

Of course, given the legacy behind the synth, it will come at a lty expense, though no minimum price has yet been set. In their post announcing the auction, Vintage Analogue & Occasion noted, “Needless to say, it’s a collector’s item, so it’s impossible to set a price.”

Defected Records posted a demo the vintage drum machine earlier this year, which can be seen below.

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Check Out The 2017 BET Awards Winners List

Los Angeles, CA – The 2017 BET Awards kicked f in Los Angeles Sunday night (June 25) with R&B superstar Bruno Mars opening the festivities. Hosted by comedic actress Leslie Jones, who wiled out during her opening monologue, the awards ceremony was held at the Microst Theater and boasted performances from notable artists such as Migos, Post Malone and Future.

Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj are nominated in the Best Female Hip-Hop Artist category alongside Cardi B, Missy Elliott, and Young M.A, while Drake, Future, Chance The Rapper, Big Sean, J. Cole, and Kendrick Lamar are nominated for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist. Lil Chano is also being honored with the 2017 BET Humanitarian Award.

Early in the show, Migos took home the award for Best Group, beating out A Tribe Called Quest, 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne, Fat Joe and Remy Ma, and Rae Sremmurd, while Solange won the Centric Award for her “Cranes In The Sky” video.

Check out the list nominees and winners below, which will be updated throughout the night.

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Beyoncé
Kehlani
Mary J. Blige
Rihanna
Solange

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Bruno Mars* — WINNER
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Trey Songz
Usher

Best Group
2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
A Tribe Called Quest
Fat Joe & Remy Ma
Migos* — WINNER
Rae Sremmurd

Best Collaboration
Beyoncé Ft. Kendrick Lamar — “Freedom”
Chance The Rapper Ft. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne — “No Problem”
Brown Ft. Gucci Mane & Usher — “Party”
Dj Khaled Ft. Beyoncé & Jay Z — “Shining”
Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert — “Bad and Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd Ft. Gucci Mane — “Black Beatles”

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Big Sean
Chance The Rapper
Drake
Future
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Cardi B
Missy Elliott
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma
Young M.A.

Video the Year
Beyoncé — “Sorry”
Big Sean — “Bounce Back”
Bruno Mars — “24k Magic”
Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert — “Bad And Boujee”
Solange — “Cranes in the Sky”

Video Director the Year
Benny Boom
Bruno Mars & Jonathan Lia
Director X
Hype Williams
Kahlil Joseph & Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

Best New Artist
21 Savage
Cardi B
Chance The Rapper* — WINNER
Khalid
Young M.A.

Album the Year
24k Magic — Bruno Mars
4 Your Eyez Only — J. Cole
A Seat at the Table — Solange
Coloring Book — Chance The Rapper
Lemonade — Beyoncé

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Cece Winans
Fantasia Ft. Tye Tribbett
Kirk Franklin Ft. Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs & Tamela Man
Lecrae — WINNER* 
Tamela Mann

Centric Award
Fantasia — “Sleeping with the One I Love”
Kehlani — “Distraction”
Mary J. Blige — “Thick It”
Solange — “Cranes in the Sky” — WINNER 
Syd — “All About Me”
Yuna — “Crush Ft. Usher”

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
Beyoncé — “Sorry”
Bruno Mars — “24k Magic”
Drake — “Fake Love”
Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert — “Bad And Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd Ft. Gucci Mane — “Black Beatles”
The Weeknd Ft. Daft Punk — Starboy”

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Watch an orchestra take on Daft Punk's 'Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger' – Dancing Astronaut

‘s classic “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” is 16 years old this year, but that hasn’t stopped DJs, producers, and orchestras around the world from putting the timeless track into their sets.

Wait, orchestras?

Germany’s Rundfunk-Tanzorchester Ehrenfeld (Radio Dance Orchestra Ehrenfeld) recently covered “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” with its 15-piece ensemble, much to the delight the studio audience at Neo Magazin Royale, a German satirical late-night talk show.

The orchestra covered the Discovery track with such accuracy, while still adding their own flare to the rendition. The horns and drums in particular breathe life into the track, giving it a fresh, modern feel despite its age. The vocalist masterfully handles the Rocktron Talk Box while manning the keyboard, somehow managing to make the entire process appear effortless.

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Everything We Learned From Vince Staples' AMA

Vince Staples logged on to the r/hiphopheads subreddit to let his fans quiz him on anything and everything to promote his album Big Fish Theory, which is set to drop on June 23.

Fans wasted no time getting to the more savage questions, getting right to the point with: “Be honest with me, how little do you want to be here doing this.” Vince didn’t mess around either, writing back “Lol you feel me.”

Meet Karl

Vince kept his answers short, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t learn anything from the AMA. For example, we learned that the fish on the cover Big Fish Theory is called Karl.

His Favorite Song

He also revealed that his favorite song is Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” and when asked about working with Damon Albarn (the lead singer Blur and Gorillaz) he said, “That’s my crip.”

Fans didn’t seem all that interested in asking about Vince’s new music, but the questions they did ask turned up some amazing answers. Asked about his favorite romantic comedy, Vince came back with: “500 Days Summer, I like watching white people struggle through life.”

His Favorite Rappers

He also fered a Kanye-ism when he was asked which Hip Hop legend he’d most like collab with. His answer? “Me.” He did reveal who his favorite rappers were though, calling it a tie between Kanye West and Andre 3000.

Secret Collabs…

Asked if he’d do a song with Joey Bada$$, Vince simply said “I did that already,” and let that statement hang in the air.

As for artists he’d like to collab with, Vince kept the list short and left it at “Daft Punk.”

Where Earl Sweatshirt Is

When asked about Earl Sweatshirt, he answered that there was no chance a collab album, but provided an update about his elusive friend on Twitter.

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Nile Rodgers taps Avicii for first Chic album in 25 years – Dancing Astronaut

Despite a woeful 2016 announcement that he would no longer be playing live shows, Avicii has anything but disappeared from the music world. The Swedish musician has a third album in the works and is co-producing disco legend Nile Rodgers’ forthcoming Chic album, It’s About Time. Drawing from big room electronic music and disco/ funk, Chic’s first album in 25 years is sure to be a celebrated creation from these dance music legends.

Rodgers keeps the album modern by enlisting more key collaborators from the pop and dance realms. He explains, “I don’t want the album to be just a tribute to Chic. I still continued to grow and kept writing new music. Thank God I met people like Avicii, Lady Gaga, Daft Punk and Pharrell and we all keep writing music,” he said. “I also wrote the lyrics. You know, I don’t want to live in the past but it is a nice place to visit.”

Before the iconic album is unleashed on the world, Chic embarks on a North American tour alongside Earth, Wind and Fire. Rodgers calls them “the perfect band” who “were what Chic was to become.” Their tour kicks f on July 13 in California. Stay tuned for more news on It’s About Time and check out Earth, Wind and Fire’s ficial website for tickets.

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BET Announces 2017 Nominees and Beyonce and Chance the Rapper Lead the Pack

BET has announced the nominees for the 2017 BET Awards and Beyonce leads all performers this year.

Beyonce has been nominated for seven nominations, including for Video the Year and Album the Year for Lemonade, while her song “Freedom” with Kendrick Lamar has landed a Best Collaboration nomination.

Bruno Mars is up for five awards, while Chance the Rapper and Migos lead all rappers with four each.

Beyonce’s sister Solange did well by landing four nods for her release A Seat At the Table.

Other rappers who landed nominations include 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, Drake and Big Sean.

The 2017 BET Awards take place at Microst Theater on Sunday, June 25.

Peep the complete list nominees for the 2017 “BET Awards” are:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
BEYONCÉ
KEHLANI
MARY J. BLIGE
RIHANNA
SOLANGE

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
BRUNO MARS
CHRIS BROWN
THE WEEKND
TREY SONGZ
USHER

Best Group
2 CHAINZ & LIL WAYNE
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST
FAT JOE & REMY MA
MIGOS
RAE SREMMURD

Best Collaboration
BEYONCÉ FT. KENDRICK LAMAR – FREEDOM
CHANCE THE RAPPER FT. 2 CHAINZ & LIL WAYNE – NO PROBLEM
CHRIS BROWN FT. GUCCI MANE & USHER – PARTY
DJ KHALED FT. BEYONCÉ & JAY Z – SHINING
MIGOS FT. LIL UZI VERT – BAD AND BOUJEE
RAE SREMMURD FT. GUCCI MANE – BLACK BEATLES

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
BIG SEAN
CHANCE THE RAPPER
DRAKE
FUTURE
J. COLE
KENDRICK LAMAR

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
CARDI B
MISSY ELLIOTT
NICKI MINAJ
REMY MA
YOUNG M.A.

Video the Year
BEYONCÉ – SORRY
BIG SEAN – BOUNCE BACK
BRUNO MARS – 24K MAGIC
MIGOS FT. LIL UZI VERT – BAD AND BOUJEE
SOLANGE – CRANES IN THE SKY

Video Director the Year
BENNY BOOM – KEHLANI “CRZY”
BRUNO MARS & JONATHAN LIA – BRUNO MARS “THAT’S WHAT I LIKE”
DIRECTOR X – ZAYN MALIK “LIKE I WOULD”
HYPE WILLIAMS – TYGA “GUCCI SNAKES FT. DESIIGNER”
KAHLIL JOSEPH & BEYONCÉ KNOWLES-CARTER – BEYONCÉ “SORRY”

Best New Artist
21 SAVAGE
CARDI B
CHANCE THE RAPPER
KHALID
YOUNG M.A.

Album the Year
24K MAGIC – BRUNO MARS
4 YOUR EYEZ ONLY – J. COLE
A SEAT AT THE TABLE – SOLANGE
COLORING BOOK – CHANCE THE RAPPER
LEMONADE – BEYONCÉ

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
CECE WINANS – NEVER HAVE TO BE ALONE
FANTASIA FT. TYE TRIBBETT – I MADE IT
KIRK FRANKLIN FT. SARAH REEVES, TASHA COBBS & TAMELA MANN – MY WORLD NEEDS YOU
LECRAE – CAN’T STOP ME NOW (DESTINATION)
TAMELA MANN – GOD PROVIDES

Best Actress
GABRIELLE UNION
ISSA RAE
JANELLE MONÁE
TARAJI P. HENSON
VIOLA DAVIS

Best Actor
BRYSHERE Y. GRAY
DENZEL WASHINGTON
DONALD GLOVER
MAHERSHALA ALI
OMARI HARDWICK

YoungStars Award
ACE HUNTER
CALEB MCLAUGHLIN
JADEN SMITH
MARSAI MARTIN
YARA SHAHIDI

Best Movie
FENCES
GET OUT!
HIDDEN FIGURES
MOONLIGHT
THE BIRTH OF A NATION

Sportswoman the Year Award
GABBY DOUGLAS
SERENA WILLIAMS
SIMONE BILES
SKYLAR DIGGINS
VENUS WILLIAMS

Sportsman the Year Award
CAM NEWTON
LEBRON JAMES
ODELL BECKHAM JR.
RUSSELL WESTBROOK
STEPHEN CURRY

Centric Award
FANTASIA – SLEEPING WITH THE ONE I LOVE
KEHLANI – DISTRACTION
MARY J. BLIGE – THICK OF IT
SOLANGE – CRANES IN THE SKY
SYD – ALL ABOUT ME
YUNA – CRUSH FT. USHER

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
BEYONCÉ – SORRY
BRUNO MARS – 24K MAGIC
DRAKE – FAKE LOVE
MIGOS FT. LIL UZI VERT – BAD AND BOUJEE
RAE SREMMURD FT. GUCCI MANE – BLACK BEATLES
THE WEEKND FT. DAFT PUNK – STARBOY

Best International Act: Europe
BOOBA (France)
MHD (France)
CRAIG DAVID (UK)
EMELI SANDE (UK)
GIGGS (UK)
SKEPTA (UK)
STORMZY (UK)
WILEY (UK)

Best International Act: Africa
AKA (South Africa)
BABES WODUMO (South Africa)
DAVIDO (Nigeria)
NASTY C (South Africa)
STONEBWOY (Ghana)
TEKNO (Nigeria)
WIZKID (Nigeria)
MR EAZI (Nigeria)

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Daft Punk & The Weeknd join the '1 billion club' on YouTube with 'Starboy – Dancing Astronaut

and became an unstoppable force with “,” released during the latter half 2016. The song appealed heavily to their respective fan bases, with The Weeknd bringing his palatable vocals to a versatile, poppy-background forged by the enigmatic, masked French duo.

Their winning single has brought forth yet another achievement for both acts, with its music video ficially surpassing the milestone one billion views. “Starboy” marks the second time The Weeknd has made it to this benchmark, while this is Daft Punk’s first foray into the exclusive club, joining the likes , , and . Prior to hitting one billion views, “Starboy” had found itself at the , while award shows  after it established itself as a bona fide hit.

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