Mashup release are a dime a dozen these days, but finding one worth more than a couple amused listens is a different story altogether.
The Hood Internet have a long history of creating genius musical concoctions from the best and brightest efforts out of urban music. This morning, a new release fromt the outfit title “Doin’ It Good” found its way online, and I think it may be their best effort to date. The Chicago based production-duo takes Kanye’s hit song “Good Life” and sets it to the tune of “Doin’ It Right,” off of Daft Punk’s new album, Random Access Memories. Click here to stream and download the offering.
Kaye West’s new album, Yeezus, hits stores next month. Random Access Memories is available now wherever musc is sold.
The problem with being one of the most popular musicians on the internet is that everyone is constantly doing whatever they can to get the next tidbit of information. Be it something as simple as an album title, as revealing as tour plans, or potentially financially crippling as leaking unreleased material, as fandom grows so does the difficulty of maintaining everyone’s excitement. We live in an instant gratification society, and people will do whatever they can to get that quick fix. The smart artist plan for this, and such is the case with electronica legends Daft Punk.
Random Access Memories is not scheduled for release until May 21, but on Monday, May 13, the album leaked online (in high quality). Given the way physical distribution works, Daft Punk and their label were unable to immediately put the album up for sale, so the band decided to do the next best thing: Stream it themselves.
Those hoping to hear the latest from Daft Punk can now stream Random Access Memories for free, legally, by heading over to iTunes. If you enjoy the record, you can also pre-order the album from the streaming page. Click here to access the album.
No one doubted that the return of Daft Punk would be huge, but I’m not sure anyone could have predicted it would be quite like this.
Daft Punk’s new single “Get Lucky” has quickly become the song to know in countries around the world. In addition to currently sitting at number in 46 countries, the track broke the Spotify streaming records for the US and UK within 24 hours of release. The previous record holders for the US and UK respectively were “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and “Pompei” by Bastille. Continue reading ‘Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” Breaks Spotify Streaming Records’
After teasing new music over the weekend, Daft Punk have let a stream of a new song entitled “Get Lucky” find its way online.
You may recall hearing a small teaser of “Get Lucky” during Daft Punk’s weekend SNL advertisement, which also revealed Pharrell Williams as a guest vocalist, but to hear the song in its entirety is another story altogether. “Get Lucky” is slathered in 70′s-inspired synth and . I don’t know whether it’s meant for the dance floor, a disco hall, or the as the backing soundtrack to a 70s sexploitation film, but I love it regardless and wager fans will too. Click here to stream the song.
“Get Lucky” will appear on Daft Punk’s new album Random Access Memories, but know one is exactly sure when that album will be available. I’m sure the band will let us know in their own unique way when the time is right. Until then, comment below and let us know your thoughts on “Get Lucky.”
Electronica legends Daft Punk continued their unique marketing approach this weekend by teasing yet another new song in the commercials during Saturday Night Live.
Marking at least the third time such an event has happened in the last two months, the latest commercial from Daft Punk teases a collaborative track with music superstar Pharrell. The song, titled “Get Lucky,” has a high-gloss 70′s funk feel, and the visual match with a flat black background and overly shiny outfits. You can view the clip below.
Of all the new music to be teased by Daft Punk thus far, “Get Lucky” is without a doubt the most intriguing to surface as of yet. The hook is instantly catchy, the music makes you want to dance, and it seems safe to assume a full video already exists. The only question is, when will it be released in full? Continue reading ‘Daft Punk Tease Pharrell Collaboration’
Electro-deities Daft Punk have confirmed the rumors and beliefs of fans everywhere by making known their plans to release a new album later this year.
Scheduled for release worldwide in May, Random Access Memories has been eagerly anticipated since rumors of new material from the duo began popping up at the end of February. Folks believed the group would appear at SXSW, but instead the only sign of Daft Punk was a large billboard with the image that has now been confirmed as the official artwork for the new album. You can view the design below: Continue reading ‘Daft Punk announce new album ‘Random Access Memories’’
Bowie to Bowie, are you reading me Bowie? He’s an okay musician, but we all agree that David Bowie’s finest work as an artist has been on film (Labrynth, Zoolander). Today, you can enjoy his screen charisma is this delightfully bonkers new video for “The Stars (Are Out Tonight),” starring Bowie and the great Tilda Swinton as a staid older couple tormented by their celebrity/demon neighbors. The characters’ identities become more fluid and interchangeable in the self-reflexive clip, evoking past eras of Bowie’s career.
They Might Be Giants OR They Might Be Giants OR They Might Be Giants: Rolling Stone has the new TMBG album, Nanobots, streaming here. This time around, the clever bastards have catered to our collectively dwindling attention span and something something something what were we were talking about? OH, yes, the album, which is packed with super-short bite-sized pop songs.
Daft Punk is playing at Columbia: The enigmatic Daft Punk has made their enigmatic web page just a little less enigmatic, with the appearance of the Columbia records logo below the dual space-age helment artwork, which had previously stood alone. Rumors had abounded that the duo would be leaving EMI and landing at a new home, and this seems to confirm it. With this news, they are likely to release a new record soon.
Music sales are down. Wait, no, they’re up. Sorry, force of habit: For the first time in 12 years, music sales are growing (by .3 percent). Hey, it’s something.
In 2001, the romance of technology was still lighthearted. For Daft Punk, erstwhile pioneers in the world of mainstream electronica, the technologies that propelled their “Digital Love” single to success in the new millennium – the soft synths and sampled wurlitzers – still weren’t at odds with human affection, human love, human communication. They were an addendum, a side note to human intimacy, which still had supremacy even in an age of gradually encroaching machines that would slowly command more time, love, and money than many interpersonal relationships. That time was still to come, though. At the turn of the millennium, America was reeling from other wounds, and the crush of technology was really not a concern. Continue reading ‘Album Review: Ra Ra Riot – ‘Beta Love’’
Move over, Coldplay. And tell U2 the news. Muse is gunning for the latter bands’ longtime job, the one for which the former might be considered naturally next in line: biggest rock band on the planet.
Bono, for one, may have seen this coming. When Muse opened for U2 on U.S. dates of the iconic Irish band’s 360° Tour in September and October of 2009, U2 frontman Bono touted the young English trio as one to watch — and listen to — the next biggest thing. Muse deserved the distinction: What other rock & roll band can claim responsibility for inspiring the Twilight saga?
“And, finally, thank you to the talented musicians who inspire me, particularly the band Muse — there are emotions, scenes, and plot threads in this novel that were born from Muse songs and would not exist without their genius.”
— Twilight author Stephenie Meyer
But being the muse of a best-selling author and earning plum spots on the soundtracks to the blockbuster films based on her blockbuster book series do not ruling rock Gods make. Muse, though, is about to give it a shot with their upcoming sixth album, The 2nd Law (due October 2), which is receiving perhaps the biggest pre-release marketing push since Lady Gaga’s Born This Way. Continue reading ‘Sound & Vision: Can Muse Become the Biggest Band in the World?’