Morning Roundup

Daft Punk release new video for "Instant Crush," MK drops a masterclass, and the best part of waking up? James Murphy in your cup.

By Ken Taylor

Well, at long last, there’s another video from Daft Punk’s highly acclaimed Random Access Memories album, and it comes in the form of the Julian Casablancas-guesting “Instant Crush.” Peep it, along with some amazing pics from the Ibiza of yore, and lots, lots more in today’s roundup.

- Daft Punk’s video for “Instant Crush,” which features vocals from The Strokes’ frontman Julian Casablancas, is a bit hard to make sense of—but it’s interesting nonetheless. Have a peek:

- Tensnake is ready to deliver a full-length album in March, entitled Glow. It features 15 tracks, some of which were recorded with Nile Rodgers, Jacques Lu Cont, and Jamie Lidell. (full story)

- Ibiza has always been a forward-thinking place (well, sure—maybe not always), and back in the day, like, pre-Oakenfold times, the island was a beacon of counterculture and hedonistic escape for left-of-center vacationers. Photographer Derek Ridgers did some amazing documentary photography of the scene there in the early ’80s. Peep his pics: (full story)

- The best part of waking up? James Murphy in your cup. Yep, the LCD Soundsystem/DFA head honcho has brewed himself a specialty coffee blend. (full story)

- In the last handful of years, Detroit/New York house legend Marc “MK” Kinchen certainly has made a comeback of sorts—due partially to a chance meeting with Jamie Jones and Lee Foss. Hear him talk about it, and a whole lot more, in this Point Blank Masterclass.

- The role of the DJ has morphed a bunch over the years, but what of the DJ booth? DJBroadcast puts in its two cents: (full story)

- Like a techno version of Michael Apted’s Up documentary series, Pitchfork takes a look at Carl Craig’s musical interests at age five, 10, 15, and so on. Awesome stuff. (full story)

- Lastly, Tomorrowland (the OG Belgian version) will take place over two weekends for the first time—July 18-20 and July 25-27, 2014. (full story)