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Daft Punk reveal the men behind the robots in rare documentary footage [Watch] – Dancing Astronaut


Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo are better known as the robotic dance duo Daft Punk, who more or less played a role in dance music’s permanent explosion into the main stream psyche. A popular question by fans about the enigmatic characters, however, is who they are beyond their futuristic personas. Luckily, a brand new French documentary titled Les débuts des Daft Punk – Daft Punk Unchained can shed a little light on this much-discussed topic.

Much time has passed since an image a de-masked Daft Punk have been revealed — 22 years, to be exact. They’ve done such a good job at remaining in complete anonymity, according to the documentary, that they can even take the Parisian metro with zero fans coming up to ask for photographs. However, Daft Punk Unchained, has happened upon a rare cameo Thomas Bangalter from a Quentin Dupieux film that came out in 2015, where the musician can be seen sitting in a waiting room reading the newspaper.

While not particularly fascinating, this rare glimpse is certainly enough to have Daft Punk followers clamoring to view the short cameo and get a better glimpse who Daft Punk really are. Ultimately, however, they mysterious outfit has once again succeeded in generating an unimaginable amount hype without even trying  — a classic skill, indeed.





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Watch Pharrell join Stevie Wonder's Daft Punk cover at Global Citizen

Game recognize game.

This past weekend Global Citizen fest commenced in New York’s Central Park, drawing nearly 60,000 attendees all focused on advancing the political discourse around global human rights. Led by a lineup major starpower that included , , , and The Killers among others in 2017, the festival has paired some the top names in contemporary music together since it’s establishment in 2012. This year’s event brought Pharrell Williams and Stevie Wonder together on stage for a welcomed follow up to their 2014 Grammys performance, paying homage to Daft Punk with a funky live rendition the Robots’ comeback hit “Get Lucky.”

The pair had previously performed the track together with the French duo, though for their Global Citizens reunion, Pharrell accompanied Wonder on an extended medley tunes that included ‘s “Happy” and Wonder’s 1972 hit “Superstition.” ‘s Global Citizen’s performance was not complete without a message his own too, as he took a knee in solidarity with any the athletes who’s peaceful protests took the same form over the weekend.

Protests aside, watching these legends pay tribute to Daft Punk in Central Park made for a top highlight at the end this year’s summer festival circuit.

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The police politely told Diplo to turn his music down and he wasn't having it

Most nights you can probably count on to be jetting into Vegas, likely counting his cash while eating car. Though on his less adventurous evenings, the megastar producer can be caught having himself a good old fashioned house party in the Hollywood hills, though any house party the head throws is likely doomed before it begins. This one was unfortunately no different. After two separate noise complaints, Wes had to send his pals and company packing after police were forced to shut the scene down around 11:30pm.

Authorities first responded to Diplo’s house around 10pm, requesting that the crowd people in attendance remain inside, and that the music be turned down. Diplo, who turns his music down for no one, kept the party going until the police returned later in the evening. However, no citations were issued once the party ended. Despite this, treatment Diplo here seems slightly unfair considering James Murphy supposedly once got away with having Daft Punk play at his own house.

Let Diplo Live.


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Moby x Dancing Astronaut present the stories behind the 'Black Lacquer' remixes – Dancing Astronaut

There are few figures in dance music from America—or, indeed, the world—who have remained a strong presence in the public eye as .

While the past decade has seen dance music reach a mainstream audience with more fanfare than ever before, the renowned artist and activist achieved commercial and critical success for his work in the early 1990s. More than 20 years later, he remains an active contributor; in 2016, he released his 13th album, These Systems Are Failing and penned Porcelain: A Memoir, an autobiography on his years in the New York scene between 1989-1999.

In “Black Lacquer,” a pivotal chapter his book, Moby recounts the experience behind “Go,” his progressive house remix “Laura Palmer’s Theme” from the David Lynch’s classic, Twin Peaks. The song, initially released as a B-side, would become his breakthrough hit, paving the way for his future high prile remixes Michael Jackson, Daft Punk, Metallica, and more.

Since Moby’s early success, remixes have become an astute, commonplace way for producers to make their first marks in the industry. The collaborative art remixing has also remained a crucial part Moby’s career—one which he intends to celebrate with his ongoing remix project.

Taking its name from the Porcelain chapter, “” is an endeavor to show f the power the revisionist artform. The project sees Moby tap over 40 influential and burgeoning artists from the realms techno, house, D&B, and mainstream EDM. , , , and are only a fraction the high prile remixers to join “Black Lacquer.”

Moby x Dancing Astronaut present the stories behind the 'Black Lacquer' remixes - Dancing Astronaut

In “Black Laquer: A Remix Project,” artists from labels such as Spinnin’, Diynamic, Anjunabeats, and Suara try their hands at one four Moby classics: “Natural Blues,” “Porcelain,” “Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad,” and naturally, “Go.” A core mission the endeavor is for remixers to receive the credit and compensation which Moby strongly feels their creative efforts warrant. To ensure this, he’s stipulated that all “Black Lacquer” contributors receive full artistic license, stating, “What they do with the remix is completely up to them, and if the track is a success, they can benefit.”

In a unique interview series, Dancing Astronaut has partnered with Moby to give a deeper look into the “Black Lacquer” project. Over the course the next several weeks, we will be presenting features discussing the stories behind certain remixes with a variety the artists involved. In doing so, we hope to uncover new details the individual remixers, but also, to paint a larger picture the project in its broadest form.

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Daft Punk tribute group plans to recreate 2007 Alive tour pyramid stage – Dancing Astronaut

Ten years after from ‘s Grammy-winning Alive tour, DP tribute group Daft as Punk plans to revive it.

For the last seven years, the Irish duo has been performing iconic Daft Punk songs behind their replicated masks and growing in popularity across the globe. Last week, Daft As Punk announced that they’d be paying homage to the masked duo’s memorable Alive tour pyramid stage with a recreation their own. The replica will be the focal point the duo’s performance in Dublin on Oct. 20. Though early bird tickets are sold out, advance tickets are still available for the show at The Button Factory.

Though the duo has said construction the pyramid stage is costing them “an arm and a f**kin’ leg,” they have faith it will contribute to legendary gigs for years to come.

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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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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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The synth Daft Punk used to make several songs on 'Homework' is up for auction - Dancing Astronaut[hupso]
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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
Mary J. Blige

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

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
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
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”