Watch These College Kids React To Daft Punk [Video]

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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.

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Shazam Acting A Fool? Check Out These 5 Other Ways To Identify Music

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We don’t always have Shazam or SoundHound at our fingertips, and sometimes the dark expanse of club walls and overwhelming festival settings can play havoc with reception and data. So what is one to do when confronted with an absolutely Earth-shattering track but no way to identify the majestic arrangement?

Well, the good folks at Thump have compiled a couple different ways to go about decoding that delectable ear candy. We’ve posted our favorites below, but be sure to check out their original piece for the full scoop.

1. 1001tracklists.com

This is my personal go-to, and except for the occasional splintering tune, 1001tracklists is usually quite reliable. It takes mixes and sets from shows all over the world, and its userbase then deliberates on the proper titles included in the material. It’s cool to watch the data compile in real time, as the mixes will slowly get filled with track names and corrections. Give the community a day or two and the entire tracklist will be identified without a hitch.

2. MixesDB.com

MixesDB is similar to 1001tracklists, but users have much more ownership over the uploads and each piece of music has its own comment thread instead of an interactive display, á la throwback music forums.

3. The Identification of Music Group

Okay, this one’s a bit exclusive, but if you can manage to get invited into the closed Facebook group, a world of discovery awaits. At nearly 30,000 member strong, the group hosts a wealth of musical knowledge, and some pretty nifty exchanges happen on a daily basis. Check out Thump for some more stories and details on how the group works.

4. SoundCloud, YouTube & Mixcloud Comments

One of the more direct places to scavenge an elusive ID is the comments section on streaming sites like SoundCloud, YouTube, and Mixcloud. Oftentimes fans will timestamp the track in question, and so begins a discussion on the track’s author, name, date of birth, favorite food, etc. Seriously, don’t underestimate the power of comments, just be ready to brave the trolls.

5. Reddit

The dedicated community at Reddit shares nothing if not their obsession over the things they love. Most of us are members ourselves, and it’s no secret the r/Skrillex thread knows we’re frequent visitors. If you’re in need of a certain track title, especially if it’s played during a set or mix, Reddit offers a range of options including /r/tracklists or /r/mixes.

 

Source: Thump

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Dancing Astronaut Presents 5 Under 5K: Vol. 13

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5 Under 5k is a feature on Dancing Astronaut dedicated to spotlighting talented upcoming and undiscovered artists who we believe deserve more exposure. Each edition of 5 Under 5k will highlight five artists from a wide variety of genres with under 5,000 followers on SoundCloud (at the time of writing).


As one of the most sought-after controllerists in the live music world, Alluxe (2,197 followers) has already worked with some of the music industry’s biggest acts. The skilled technician has programmed and designed shows for a variety of big names, including Kanye WestThe WeekndBon Iver, and legendary keyboardist Herbie Hancock. Alluxe has taken on duties which include editing the sound of these heavyweights in concert, and providing live effects throughout their sets.

Alluxe’s talents transcend the work she’s lent to larger artist’s, however. The producer recently released a five-track EP entitled Contrast, which fittingly features compositions which draw inspiration from her eclectic collection of influences. Throughout the release, Alluxe contrasts classical with bass music (most notably in “U + I”  and “Chirp”), hip hop with world music (present in “On My Own” and “Work My Body”) and explores further unique musical combinations. With this EP, Alluxe reveals her strong abilities as an artist in her own right, having already proven her capabilities for enhancing the performances of household names.


Up-and-coming LA producer Jace Mek (3,584 followers) is a stylish sound design monster who is rapidly approaching a groundbreaking status. His synths are sometimes harsh, but always fascinating, unique, and well-designed. These sonic experimentations provide the substance for most of the young producer’s tracks and perfectly complement his minimal tech house sound, giving them a powerfully dark and twisted feeling that is furthered by heavily-affected vocal samples.

“Understand,” is a perfect example of the features mentioned above. With only a handful of layers being mixed at any given time, the heavy, balanced bass shines through miraculously, underpinning some absolutely alien synth design that keeps the listening ear busy. It’s unsurprising that larger names like Dillon Francis and Porter Robinson have already supported Jace Mek’s work.


Following the tech house trail further into the realm of techno brings a trio from the great country of Germany: Township Rebellion (3,394 followers). This group of talented artists display a compendium of styles tastefully and ergonomically packaged for complete listening pleasure.

Although the SoundCloud version of “Charlotte” cuts off early, it leaves a resounding impression even in its truncated form. After its intro the track opens up an ethereal world full of emotional threads that can be picked up and followed easily. Soon an absurdly groovy, but ominously hard-hitting beat emerges, brilliantly taking control of the piece. “Charlotte” is available in its entirety here.


A new addition to the Dirtybird roster, Wood Holly (4,504 followers) is another artist that is undoubtedly on the brink of gaining some real traction. His sound spans many of the sub-genres within the house umbrella, from deep, to tech, to acid, and beyond. Although the producer seems to still be developing a signature sound, he has taken advantage of the freedom that his lack of categorization provides, exploring a greater range of stylistic variations than most producers.

Wood Holly’s most recent release, “Ass Out,” leans a toward the deep side, retains a high energy, driven by buoyant sensibilities more aligned with a jackin’ house sound. To showcase the producer’s diverse range of influences, we’ve provided the original mix of “Ass Out” as well as his acid house VIP, respectively, below.


Parisian indie band Saavan (3,405 followers) closes this list out on a toned down note with their spectacular new track “Hide.” As the titular track from their debut album, released on the Yunizon imprint, “Hide” spells an incredibly bright future for Saavan.

“Hide” is one of the rare songs that walks the line between sad and happy, and is, at times, a careful balance of both essences at once. The song’s lyrics speak to the virtues of being alone, particularly when one desires solitude. Mellifluous vocals float among subtle atmospheres and textured reverb, all on top of a slow, consistent beat that keeps the track’s laid back energy moving forward all the way until its end.


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These New Daft Punk Models Are The Most Realistic Yet

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It’s not the first time Daft Punk has been immortalized in action figures, but this is indeed the first time it’s been done in such breathtaking detail.

These new Medicom designs come clad in their Discovery era gear, outfitted with functioning miniature zippers, and authentic helmets that illuminate just as you’d envision them atop Daft Punk’s famous Alive pyramid. If you can’t wait For Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo to embark on another world tour, these models are the next best thing.

Starting at $250, these Daft Punk figures could be yours when they release in May 2017.

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