Rolling Stone recently polled artists, critics, and industry leaders to create a list of the 100 best songs of the century. While we’re already 18 years into the century, the music industry has gone through a number of twists and turns. Although the list of the greatest songs of the century is highly subjective, artists
Daft Punk’s creative director, Cedric Hervet, is a man of many talents.
From their album covers to general art direction, Hervet was the Parisian’s duo’s go-to liaison. He was in charge of all the art direction for Random Access Memories, co-produced their third album Human After All, and even put his eclectic touch on films like Daft Punk’s Electroma and Interstella 5555. On top of that, Hervet was also the animation supervisor of the 2009 Oscar-winning animated short film Logorama. More recently, his creative tendencies have taken an interior design format via the 2014 launch of own Hervet Manufacturier company. Through cutting-edge block desk designs, coffee tables, and lounge chairs, Hervet approaches the futurist form with poise.
Hervet’s most recent exhibition can be found inside Maxfield’s Beverly Hills output in Los Angeles and as expected, it’s a sight to behold. Pieces have been placed throughout the Jean Prouvé building whose highlights include the company’s Le Satellite that houses a Bose sound system, passager armchairs made of steel and full-grain leather, and smaller items such as the Astrolux lamp made out of exotic wood, as well as Vedette skate decks. All of the items in the new Maxfield exhibition were built using traditional woodworking techniques like marquetry and veneering.
View photos from the exhibition below, which opens to the public at Maxfield LA on June 28.
Daft Punk is busy making their usual run of cryptic moves — and hopefully their most recent mysterious YouTube upload is no isolated incident. The dance music icons have seemingly just released a track or teaser to all 2.7 million of their listeners
The track appears to come as a brand new Daft Punk and Floatgoat release insofar as it was uploaded on Daft Punk’s YouTube channel. At the same time, the video could also be an auto-generated music video by CDBaby, in which case the track may just be a cover of Daft Punk’s “Voyager.” According to Google, YouTube creates “auto-generated channels” via algorithms in order to “collect trending and popular videos by topic” and “allow musicians to monetize their songs.”
DA has reached out to CDBaby — the independent music store tied to Voyager’s online release on May 24 — for comment on the video upload.
Today (May 23rd), we received a notification that Daft Punk had uploaded a new video to their YouTube page with all 2.7 million subscribers. The mysterious upload titled “Voyager” seemed to be a new release or a teaser by the iconic electronic music duo. Despite being uploaded on Daft Punk’s YouTube channel and being a
Bangalter’s new track, “Sangria,” appears alongside his previously released “What To Do” and Daft Punk’s Homework-era “Rollin’ and Scratchin.’” Additional dance tracks in the film, as confirmed by the tracklist, include Apex Twin’s“Windowlicker” and Giorgio Morodor’s “Utopia – Me Giorgio,” as well as tracks from Gary Numan, Soft Cell, The Rolling Stones, and more.
Famous for his grueling, gonzo style of filmmaking,Noé’sfilm is slated for release in the US on September 19 by A24. Best known for their films Moonlight, Ex Machina, Room, and Lady Bird, Climax marks the New York company’s first foray into world cinema.
Claiming to be based on true events, according to The Telegraph, the film “follows a group of dancers on an intensive residential course at a school on the outskirts of Paris, whose post-rehearsal punchbowl is spiked with some unknown hallucinatory substance, bringing on a speedy mass descent into Noéan psychosis.”
Climax marks the third time the French robot and Argentine director have collaborated for the big screen. Bangalter previously provided music for Noé’s Irreversible in 2002, as well as 2009’s psychedelic thriller, Enter the Void.
Daft Punk have been eerily silent for the last few months. It is common for the Robots to reignite some kind of hype at least once a year. While many thought they would end up as Ultra Music Festival’s special guest, Daft Punk in no way contributed to those rumors by staying silent through the
Thomas Bangalter, half of the legendary electronic duo Daft Punk, will be featured on the soundtrack for Gaspar Noé’s latest film Climax. He has contributed his 1995 track “What To Do,” Daft Punk’s “Rollin’ And Scratchin’,” and a new song called “Sangria.” Bangalter has worked with Noé in the past on 2002’s Irreversible and 2009’s … More »
The rather awesome RADIOZOO join us this week to share their 5 Musical Guilty Pleasures (which is always a tricky task for any artist). The duo has just released their new single “Closer,” which you can check out here. 1) Flume – “Never Be Like You” Probably one of the best songs of this
Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Cristo of Daft Punk are two of the biggest electronic music artists in the history of dance music. Despite releasing countless hit electronic music songs throughout the years, Arcade Fire’s Win Butler claims that Thomas Bangalter doesn’t even really like electronic music all that much. During a recently podcast, Arcade
Recently on an episode of popular music podcast Song Exploder, Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler dove into the making of the band’s 2017 album Everything Now, honing in one what it was like to work with Daft Punk‘s Thomas Bangalter. Butler delves into the process behind “Put Your Money On Me,” recalling recording sessions in Paris at Daft Punk’s studio, which he describes as “one of the last vintage, 70s analogue studios.” Butler, who occasionally moonlights as DJ Windows 98, goes on describing the famously enigmatic Bangalter, claiming,
“You would think that Thomas is all about electronic music, [but] he doesn’t actually really like electronic music.”
It might sound like high blasphemy from Butler at first, but upon actual examination, of course Thomas Bangalter doesn’t actually like electronic music. He’s Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk; he’s an icon and a total mystery all at once. Butler at one point describes Bangalter as, “very academic, deep and philosophical.” The list of currently popular electronic music that might even be a blip on Bangalter’s radar is likely infinitesimal at best. By comparison, are we supposed to believe Jay Z is up on Lil Xan’s latest moves? Is Willie Nelson combing through Mason Ramsey’s SoundCloud? Likely not.
The cultural zeitgeist doesn’t always line up with the stuff of legend — and that’s okay. Right now, Bangalter is working with bands like Arcade Fire and his counterpart, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo is currently assisting artists like The Weeknd anyway. If we are lucky enough to get a statement from Daft Punk on the state of electronic music once a decade as we’ve grown accustomed, we should consider ourselves lucky altogether.