Well, rumors are flying that Daft Punk will officially stream their new album, Random Access Memories, sometime today, but for now, we’ve got something pretty cool to help build up that anticipation—a video of the duo unwrapping the vinyl edition of the album and teasing yet another one of its tracks.
It’s legit—Daft Punk, who have been doing tons of high-priority interviews of late, have spoken with Pete Tong on BBC Radio One, and you can hear the whole chat now.
Paul Williams isn’t a name that most new Daft Punk fans would know. However, had you been alive in the ’70s, and a watcher of either The Muppets or Love Boat, you’re probably well aware of this singer-songwriter-actor’s legacy. In any event, he plays an equally important role on the much-ballyhooed new album by Daft Punk, Random Access Memories, which is due out on May 21 on Columbia. And he talks about said role at length in this video below, so check it out, along with more interviews from DP’s Collaborators series.
There’s nary a better soundtrack to the weekend than fine deep house, so peek on into today’s Morning Roundup for news on MGUN, Dance Mania’s comeback, and Robin S.’s return to the stage. Oh, and much more, of course…
Behind the strange moniker, Roul and Doors are two artists united by a love for house music. From ambitious dreams in the face of a life of desk jobs, the leap of faith has served the Dutch duo considerably well. Their rhythmically refined house music has graced Defected and Flamingo, and their recent remix of national legends Hardsoul has made for a satisfying diversion from their nation’s more stereotypical sounds. During a brief pit stop at London’s Ministry of Sound, the duo sat down with Beatport News to talk alternative rock influences, remixing their idols, and why one size doesn’t fit all.
It’s been a while since we checked in with two of the most popular faces of contemporary dance music, and it turns out that much is brewing in the Deadmau5 and Skrillex camps. Check out what’s going down after the jump.
If you’re a fan of Daft Punk, it’s quite possible that you follow a certain Facebook page called DaftWorld—we do, anyway. Naturally, the page is run by pretty much the biggest Daft Punk fan in the world, a Parisian guy named Djamel. Vice’s new Thump blog took a few moments to chat with Djamel about his DP obsession. Here’s a few bon mots from the interview:
“EDM”—despite its well-established literal translation, it means so many different things to so many different people. Vice’s Noisey blog takes a stab at defining it based on its genre status. But that’s not all—there’s plenty more electronic-music news in today’s Morning Roundup, so c’mon in.
Vermont’s Pierce Fulton chats about his weird but wonderful reign upon American club land and latest single “Wanabee” for Cr2 Records.