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Daft Punk : The Writing of Fragments of Time (RAM 10th Anniversary Edition)

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Daft Punk : Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell & Nile Rodgers)

Buy “Get Lucky” on iTunes now.

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Daft Punk : Drive Unreleased 1994 [Soma]

Soma Records is here to celebrate their 20th Anniversary with this rare artifact of the shape of Daft Punk to come. This unreleased demo track untitled, “Drive” is pre-cursor to all that we know was Daft today. My favorite thing about hearing this unreleased tune is catching all the Daft elements that have been carried through all their songs and can still be heard in their tracks to this day. This track definitely became Daft Punk’s “Rock’n Roll”.

Buy the 20 Year Anniversary CD set here.

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6 Minutes of the ‘Tron Legacy’ Score by Daft Punk

Need I say more, 6 Minutes of the ‘Tron Legacy’ Score by Daft Punk. The duo proves that they can channel their Han Zimmer/Bernhard Hermann/Ennio Morricone. They succeed in composing and arranging a 100 piece orchestra into a film score that pays homage to the form and function of film music while still adding their Daft touch. I cannot wait for the rest of the score.

Download: 6 Minutes of the ‘Tron Legacy’ Score by Daft Punk

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Daft Punk : TRON Legacy Soundtrack – Out 11.22.2010, Hear a secret clip of a track by typing in the code “derezzed”

Hear a clip of a new Daft Punk track from the TRON Legacy Soundtrack. An epic soundtrack where the duo employees a 100 piece orchestra from London as well as a few fancy production tricks that stay true to their Daft Punk roots. Just wait till you hear this clip. I’ve already listened to it 20+ times. The countdown is on till 11.22.2010 when new Daft Punk music hits our ears!

Directions to hear the clip:
+ Go to, and click on the “Tron: Legacy” logo.

+ Click anywhere outside of the highlighted boxes on the side walls of the site.

+ Then, in the black space, type in the code “derezzed.” (Note: No field will pop up.) An audio clip of Daft Punk’s score for “Tron: Legacy” will then play.

+ We’ve also got a little Easter egg for you. Right-click and view source for an extra surprise.

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adidas Originals Star Wars Cantina 2010

A clash of Pop Culture titans: adidas, Star Wars, David Beckham, Daft Punk, Snoop Dogg, Franz Beckenbauer, Noel Gallagher, Ian Brown, Ciara, Jay Baruchel, and DJ Neil Armstrong all in time for the World Cup.

Star Wars x adidas


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Boris Dlugosch – Bangkok

I remember hearing this tune as an opener for one of Erol Alkan’s Parklife sets that I downloaded a few weeks ago and I was blown away. I then heard it again on Busy P’s Essential mix and found out who this fantastic producer from Hamburg is. Boris Dlugosch has been around for quite a while and has even remixed Daft Punk’s “Digital Love” for their 2001 Daft Club internet releases. “Bangkok” is now out on Erol’s Phantasy Sounds, purchase it in its full 320 kbps glory at Beatport.

Also check out this fantastic interview with Erol at Erol is just a mad scientist genius living in his own world. I respect him so much for doing whatever the fuck he wants. I’m glad he understands this crazy bloghaus/banger world we live in. I cannot wait for more productions from this man.

“The reason Chemical Brothers (and Daft Punk) have had the success they’ve had is through their subtlety, their detail – it’s not mindless. Not to dismiss the current scene, but there is stuff that has got a bit too hard and a bit too mindless – if we’re not careful we’re only a few steps from Hard House or stuff like that. Let’s bring some funk back, let’s not just bang our heads on walls!”– Erol Alkan


Cheers to the Montreal boys,

Daft Punk – Digital Love (Boris Dlugosch Remix)

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MUSICVISION PHOENIX: Twenty Songs That Changed Our Lives

A fantastic journey into Phoenix’s musical psyche – twenty tunes that changed their lives and influenced the way they sound. I love the way they romanticize and philiosophize in that oh-so French way about Curtis Mayfield and Kenny Rogers. You can really hear the little production techniques and samples that they strive for in their music in these songs. I especially love the 2nd track, Evie Sands’ “I Can’t Let Go” – an epic 2 mins of pop magic that Branco said he and Daft Punk use to cover when they had their band “Darlin” (the name that came from the Beach Boys tune) together for a summer in their teenage years. Such an amazing list of tunes.

Evie Sands – I Can’t Let Go

The Beach Boys – Darlin’

List of the 20 songs after the jump.

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Asian Dan Exclusive Interview: TODD EDWARDS

“Todd is genius and I have never been disapointed by his music. I keep telling my friends I can hear angels singing, do you?” Busy P

Todd Edwards is the angelic voice behind “Face to Face” – that amazing tune by a little french duo known as Daft Punk. Todd is one of the godfathers of the UK Garage scene and has remixed everyone from Zoot Woman, Phoenix, Justice, Klaxons, Paul Johnson, and St. Germain. Now here is a little peak into this man from New Jersey’s musical mind and find out how the Daft Punk collaboration came about and how/why he remixed Japan’s own Boris.

Daft Punk – Face To Face (Todd Edwards Remix)

Zoot Woman – Taken It All (Todd Edwards Remix)

Also this time around I had some producers/DJs send in their own questions for Mr. Edwards -find out what Nate Donmoyer (Shuttle/Passion PIt), Pete Dougherty (Hey Champ), Emil & Friends, and GLOVES had to ask.


Asian Dan Exclusive Interview: TODD EDWARDS

Who is Todd Edwards? How would you describe your sound?

I’m a music producer from New Jersey. ..Lot of talent in Jersey 😉 I’ve been making club music since 1991. The driving force that has inspired me to keep going all these years is God. My faith plays an important part in my music and the direction I take it. I have always described my sound as a musical collage. I take bits and pieces that I’ve sampled and fill in the spaces until I feel the track sounds complete.

What are some of your biggest influences, musical or otherwise? What is your first musical memory?

I will always give credit to the original influences that started me on the path of my sound. Marc Kinchen better known as MK introduced us all to a very unique sampling style in his remix of Nightcrawlers “Push The Feeling On.” He cut up the vocals into a two bar loop that sounded like it was saying something, but it wasn’t. The remix was huge with many to follow. I took on exploring that cut-up sample style. I also listened to a lot of Enya. Enya used a lot of her own vocals as part of her background music. I combined Enya’s vocal concept with MK’s vocal cut ups. Add some Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez inspired drum patterns and you get the genesis of what I do now. Film scores have been a great source of inspiration to me. There are chord progressions in film scores that you don’t usually find in club music. The sampling process itself has exposed me to many genres of music from disco and r&b of the 70’s to the 60’s folk music movement. I look for interesting textures to sample. What I sample plays an even more important role in my tracks than how I arrange the samples.

My first musical memory was writing a simple song in a note pad a couple days after my mother received a piano from my father as a gift. I remember when that piano was delivered. It was a great morning, and I still love that piano.

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Kavinsky: Live on Triple J Mix


Kavinsky Live Triple J Australia Radio (04.09.2009)

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