If you’re reading this, you know who Daft Punk are. You know they’re an iconic French duo, considered legends of electronic music, and have been around since the ’90s. You know their names, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, you know their albums, and for damn sure you’ll recognize their classic tunes off the first beat… It’s a bit hard not to sound the slightest bit snobbish when they get brought up, because any fan worth their salt just gets it.
So join me in cringing while watching these college kids react to Daft Punk, not really sure what to make of Homework or Interstella 5555, and then gleefully joining in when they’re finally treated to the Grammy-winning “Get Lucky.” Thankfully, the second half of the clip is dedicated to chronicling duo’s rich and influential history, so there’s no need to seek out these plebes and tell them yourself.
According to Pitchfork, Daft Punk will perform at the Grammys for their first live performance in three years, since their last appearance at the Grammys in 2014 in support of their album Random Access Memories.
The robots will be performing alongside The Weeknd, playing their hit “Starboy,” and possibly “I Feel It Coming.”
So far, this is still Daft Punk’s only known scheduled live appearance in 2017. This year’s Grammy ceremony will broadcast live from Los Angeles’ Staples Center at 8 p.m. Eastern on February 12 on CBS.
It has just been announced that Daft Punk will be playing the Grammy’s this weekend alongside The Weeknd. The artists collaborated on the mega hit ‘Starboy’ as well as ‘I Feel It Coming’ which was also featured on The Weeknd’s second studio album. It will be the duo’s first live performance since they swept the
Daft Punk are set to perform for the first time in three years at the 59th annual Grammy awards alongside “Starboy” collaborator, The Weeknd. The last time the duo was seen performing was at the 2014 Grammy awards where they performed “Get Lucky” with Pharrell Stevie Wonder and Nile Rodgers after the release of Random Access Memories.
Despite recent rumors and the decade anniversary of their Alive 2007 tour, it seems that the robots are only planning for this one appearance in 2017. This doesn’t happen often, so be sure not to miss their elusive performance: The Grammys air on February 12th at 8PM Eastern Time on CBS.
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We’re beyond tired of talking about rumors (our emotions have been toyed with enough), but this one is worth mentioning. Yes, it’s fake, but the degree of its fake-ness is a glorious throwback to the internets first and favorite troll. A classic, if you will.
Emo’s Austin has a poster floating around for a Daft Punk Alive 2017 show, and the date is February 2nd, 2017, sandwiched right in betwixt Reel Big Fish and the Dean Ween Group. Of course, you already know it isn’t real, but it’s who’s actually playing that has us tongue in cheek and reluctantly admitting defeat.
Donald Trump’s new press Secretary, Sean Spicer threw some shade back in 2014. Besides his bizarre beef with Dippin’ Dots Spicer has also tweeted against Daft Punk. During the Grammy’s in 2014 the french electronic duo preformed alongside Steve Wonder. Spicer tweeted, “Daft Funk — this is your 10 seconds in the spotlight – u
In much the same way that Tomi Lahren’s tweets began to get drudged up, various tweets from years ago belonging to new Trump Press Secretary Sean Spicer have begun to surface – and they’re just about as wild as Ms. Lahren’s.
Aside from a 5-year long vendetta against Dippin’ Dots (no, seriously), Mr. Spicer also has pretty strong feelings about Daft Punk’s performance at the Grammy’s in 2014.
Aside from spelling their name incorrectly, he also maligned their Grammy performance with Pharrell, Nile Rodgers and Stevie Wonder, and said that they “need to grow up,” and move on from wearing helmets.
Certainly in the current EDM climate wherein many DJs are now augmenting their performance sets with headgear, Mr. Spicer’s comments might ring a bit of truth – but we know he doesn’t know that, then or now.
Justin Bieber and The Weeknd are two names people sometimes complain about when covered on Your EDM, but it’s undeniable that both have made serious strides crossing over into electronic dance music. Just this past year Bieber worked with Skrillex, DJ Snake, and Major Lazer. The Weeknd, on the other hand, released two collabs with Daft Punk on his new album, and received official remixes from dance powerhouses Martin Garrix and RL Grime.
Now, these two pop-EDM crossovers apparently have some beef brewing, thanks to The Weeknd dating Bieber’s ex, Selena Gomez. Gomez, you may recall, also made headlines for dating and collaborating with Zedd some time ago.
So, just the other night when Bieber was asked about if he’d listen to The Weeknd’s music, should it come on the radio, his response was… well, watch below.