Each year hundreds of artists go above and beyond in their merch releases, putting in creative efforts that offer their fans the opportunity to show their love in a vast variety of ways.
This gift guide celebrates theunmissable, unique merch of 2017. From ‘Tweeter paper’ to a limited-run comic book, this complete collection of product prowess is the perfect place to finish out the Holiday gifting. And while there’s sadly no longer an opportunity to “Have Dillion Francis Babysit Your Kid” or buy Diplo‘s limited-run “Cowboy” shirt, we’ve gathered an impressive merch array sure to bring plenty Holiday cheer.
Words by Grace Fleisher
Daft Punk Robot Helmet Ring
Robot rock? No — but a robot ring might do. The GM08 Helmet Ring is the only ring left in stock, but be sure to snag this sterling silver keepsake sure to withstand the most alive of raves.
REZZ’s 60-page psychedelic comic book is the most artistically sound, unique merch release of 2017. Not only is it true to her vision, it cements both her poised takeover of music and Planet Earth alike.
Daft Punk have unveiled their 2017 line of commemorative Christmas items alongside more of their celebrated vintage magazine style adverts – see item descriptions and ads below. As always, their partnerships with longtime artisans (this year’s line includes a 1000-piece puzzle from Ravensburger, who have been synonymous with the craft since 1891, and a varsity jacket
Despite recent news that the duo’s online merchandise storefront will soon see its closure, the masked duo has just launched its latest slew of merchandise, just in time for the holidays.
The new merch is perfect for any avid fan of the masked robots and is a collection of eclectic gifts ranging from snowglobes, ornaments, a 1000-piece puzzle, an embroidered crewneck, and a varsity jacket.
Daft Punk online merchandise storefront will soon shut down.
The company responsible for coordinating the shipping of placed orders and general store maintenance, Sandbag, has faced continual scrutiny after many fans’ orders remained uncompleted, their items not sent out in time with the log of registered orders. Sandbag’s negligence to identify certain items as sold out additionally led fans to place orders for merchandise that was no longer in stock. While shoppers that found themselves in such a situation were refunded, the refunds were slowly processed, exaggerating inconvenience.
The site’s stock has lately been noticeably depleted, with the vast majority of the items listed on the storefront categorized as sold out. Twitter user Daft Legends (@DaftLegends) reached out to Sandbag on Twitter to inquire whether the lack of available merchandise signals a welcome update to the online shop. Sandbag replied stating that the shop is “winding down shortly.”
Sandbag did not comment as to whether the storefront’s impending closure will make way for a revamped version of the merch shop in its place.
While Kim Kardashian has just announced that her 3rd child will be a girl, Kim Kardashian has also shared her favorite songs to help her get ready. From living in the spotlight to preparing for her latest fragrance release, Kim Kardashian somehow maintains to keep it all together. Thankfully, Kim Kardashian has decided to share
On April 1st, we were pranked by the music blog Mixmag when they shared that Daft Punk had announced a 25-date live tour. In fact, if you Google “Daft Punk 2017 Tour” the Mixmag article still shows up to continuously prank Daft Punk fans around the world. Unfortunately the news was false, and it seems
Daft Punk’s 2007 Alive tour indisputably changed dance music for eternity.
Serving as a pivotal moment for live performances, fans relish in the opportunity to get even a glimpse at the pyramidal magic. At last, full concert footage has been compiled, sourced, and synched with HD audio courtesy of Vimeo user Xero Foxx from the Paris leg of the duo’s tour.
The robots kick off the occasion at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy with “Robot Rock” and dive into a multitude of other seminal hits like “Around the World,” “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger,” “One More Time,” and more.
As the robot’s greatly speculated live return remains to be seen, it seems footage like this will have to do, for now.
Looking for mixes and songs intended for listening while programming code? Whether you’re a morning or late-night coder, the following playlist and website has you covered for all of your coding music needs. The Music For Programming website recently caught our attention with its focus on ambient and soothing music that is geared towards the
Before Destructo became the king of west coast dance events and G-house’s popular champion, Gary Richards resumé already boasted the legwork that galvanized the 1990’s rave scene, creating and operating his own label, as well as a co-sign from Rick Rubin to lead Def American’s early electronic A&R channel. Richards is effectively a living time capsule of modern underground music’s most formative moments and at the root of his complexion is techno. He’s seen where it’s been from a firsthand perspective, so those looking for a crash course in underground dance history, tune in. Destrcuto has dropped off a new Spotify playlist curated to be a crate digger’s dream.
Stocked with cuts from OG’s including The Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk, Moby, Kraftwerk and The KLF, Destructo offers up a lesson in techno and house history, showing off 30 of his personal favorites. Lords of Acid, who Richards had even signed in a past life, 808 State, and The Prodigy make appearances all well, giving an inside look at the tracks that shaped the industry leading tastemaker Richards has become today. Tune in and take notes.
Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo are better known as the robotic dance duo Daft Punk, who more or less played a role in dance music’s permanent explosion into the main stream psyche. A popular question by fans about the enigmatic characters, however, is who they are beyond their futuristic personas. Luckily, a brand new French documentary titled Les débuts des Daft Punk – Daft Punk Unchained can shed a little light on this much-discussed topic.
Much time has passed since an image of a de-masked Daft Punk have been revealed — 22 years, to be exact. They’ve done such a good job at remaining in complete anonymity, according to the documentary, that they can even take the Parisian metro with zero fans coming up to ask for photographs. However, Daft Punk Unchained, has happened upon a rare cameo of Thomas Bangalter from a Quentin Dupieux film that came out in 2015, where the musician can be seen sitting in a waiting room reading the newspaper.
While not particularly fascinating, this rare glimpse is certainly enough to have Daft Punk followers clamoring to view the short cameo and get a better glimpse of who Daft Punk really are. Ultimately, however, they mysterious outfit has once again succeeded in generating an unimaginable amount of hype without even trying — a classic skill, indeed.