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…
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.
A true drum & bass genius, some lo-fi loveliness, and bassy house jams feature in today’s On Rotation segment, which compiles our expert team of merchandisers’ and editors’ favorite picks of the week.
Ask any journalist with a few years under his or her belt, and they’ll tell you they’ve had some harrowing experiences on the phone or in person with totally uncooperative interview subjects. Today’s case in point: a chat with Paul Oakenfold, who clearly isn’t into interviews. Click on through to read the whole thing.
If you’re still fiending for Daft Punk news—and we know you are—today’s a pretty big day. Not only have the pair spoken at length with GQ magazine, but they’ve also released another video in their collaborators series with DJ Falcon.
We love ourselves a blind item just as much as the next web-based publication—so, take a look up top and tell us who you think this studio belongs to. Don’t know? Then peek on in, where you’ll find that answer, news on Ableton’s Push controller, Troy Pierce’s remix tips, and a whole lot more.