Posts tagged Daft Punk
I have been spending my Sunday relaxing to the cross of Daft Punk with Shwayze today! To me, those two artists are part of what you hear when you listen to Jakubi, the Hip Hop group from Melbourne, Australia. They actually credit Jamiroquai as an influence, which makes complete sense when that is said out loud. Even though Summer is coming to an end and college classes are beginning to ramp up at the end of this month (I’m sorry, I know you don’t want to acknowledge that quite yet), I feel like Can’t Afford It All puts me right back in June. No, it’s not written as a summer song, but the melody and the upbeat tune makes me want the gray skies of Wisconsin to clear and allow me to chill down at the beach.
While you’re grasping for the last bits of summer, you should also take a listen to Radical Something, if you haven’t discovered them already. They have a new album – “Ride It Out” – coming out on Labor Day, September 2, 2013. I have to say that I am really excited for this one to drop. Last month they dropped, Cheap Drinks, which I can only anticipate to be a single off of their album. They are currently on tour with several stops in Colorado coming up (lucky!), I may have to drive down to Chicago to see these guys.
Daft Punk released their first single at midnight (just minutes ago) and Pharrell gets the lucky feature in, Get Lucky. This is quite possibly the most anticipated album release in the past decade. The ‘leak’ controversy is now behind us and this is finally the real thing; no questions about it, this is Daft Punk. You can identify it a mile a way, it has their style all over it and it only leaves you wanting to hear more! In addition to Pharrell, this new single features Nile Rodgers on guitar. That image is just epic and I can’t wait to see the music video that will be associated with this. But for now, let’s just sit back and enjoy this new release and watch as everyone all over the internet talks nonstop about the latest Daft Punk!
Purchase on iTunes: Daft Punk featuring Pharrell WIlliams & Nile Rodgers – Get Lucky
You had me at Snoopy! I love the cover work first and foremost, even before I started listening to the mashup. You have ‘working Snoop’ thinking of better days when he sat on the doghouse looking up to the stars – where’s Woodstock? Then you hear this mashup of Ellie Goulding, Outkast, and Vanderway, entitled Better Days. Ricky Cervantes, you’ve done it again, I can only imagine what you might create with 2,000 likes! Also, who did your cover work? I think it’s safe to say that we’re all familiar with Ellie Goulding and Outkast, but I am new to this Vanderway character. I had to do a quick search, figured it wasn’t a reference to the PanAm character, Ted Vanderway. Then I found a SoundCloud account for L’ordre and it left me with more questions, but I found the track that is used in the mashup. The track is called, Early, and it is a rocking beat – well, more likely to put you in a drifting dream state. But it is the melody that opens in the first few seconds of Ricky Cervantes’ mashup.
So, Vanderway? Is that like DJ Whatt‘s DOSVEC? An alter-ego selected for specific side projects? Either way, we know that L’ordre is from Toulouse, France – so the answer could be buried somewhere in French. It also appears that he works with artists named Else and Jettune in addition to Vanderway. With all the craze around the recent reemergence of Daft Punk, I thought it was a great time to include Vanderway’s edit of Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories. Which has only put us in an even better mood as we anticipate the release of the new album, “Random Access Memories.”
It’s been far too long since our last DJ Burnout feature. About a month ago, he dropped an eight track ‘party pack’ filled with mashups, called “#BOOBS“. I have a few easy favorites from the set list, starting off with Phat Girls which takes samples from Ludacris, Steve Aoki, and Dimitri Vegas. It flows great into another favorite of mine, Collapsing Crush, which showcases Eminem’s lyrics over a Knife Party remix of Nero’s Crush on You. But the track that really draws me in is the mega mashup that Burnout calls Beef Samples. It has eight samples over the span of three and a half minutes, including the likes of Afrojack and Steve Aoki, Pitbull, Ludacris, Dada Life, Daft Punk, Calvin Harris, and Empire Of The Sun. It’s got that great intro from Teenage Crime by Adrian Lux too.
More recently, 2 days ago – to be exact. DJ Burnout dropped a few more mashups. Three different mashups, one with the Beastie Boys, another with some heavy Rihanna influences and then my new favorite (even though, I was initially annoyed by the song Put It In My Video) which places the spotlight onto Childish Gambino. If it was his acapella alone, it wouldn’t do anything for me; but it’s the Kill The Noise – Alvin Risk remix that takes it over the top. That is the beauty of the mashup, taking two or more samples to heighten each other to their true potential. Or using the strengths of one to boost another.
**BL455 performs LIVE on Thurs., Oct. 25 at 10pm EDT on Mixify!**
The Music Phoenix is going into the 5th installment of the Club Level Series this Thursday, October 25th with BL455 and SirMattyV. BL455 will be opening the night at 10:00pm (EDT) until close to 11:30pm. Then, SirMattyV, will headline from 11:30pm until around 1:00am. Make sure to join our Facebook event page for all event updates (including the exclusive Mixify.com event links) and we love when you spread the word to your EDM friends!
BL455 is Bawston, Massachusetts (Boston misspelled for accent purposes) and attend Northeastern University. Fun fact, he’s a brother at Zeta Beta Tau. This 19-year-old Mashup Artist has been creating mashups since September of last year. He has over a baker’s dozen of remixes, bootlegs, and mashups available on his SoundCloud account; three of which have received over 10,000 plays.
SirMattyV is also from Massachusetts (Westport) and is a recent graduate of Roger Williams University (in Rhode Island). Like BL455, SirMattV has been creating bootlegs and mashups for just over a year as a Producer/DJ. He’s had some of his track on Hype Machine’s trending Popular charts. His passion for EDM music allows him to bring a high energy experience to every show and any venue.
**SirMattyV is LIVE on Thurs., Oct. 25 at 11:30pm EDT on Mixify!**
Take a look at the Club Level Series lineup for the next few weeks and see the new additions to the list.
I’ve been listening to a mashup called, Hold Me One More Time At Midnight, for a couple of months now and realized that I really should share it on a Throwback Friday. This mashup is created by Dzeko & Torres of Toronto, Canada; they used samples from M83, Eric Prydz, Calvin Harris, and Daft Punk. The four samples work effortlessly together and it really shows the skill level of these two DJs, Julian Dzeko and Luis Torres. After a little more research, I found a few other tracks worth sharing. King & Lionheart is their ‘Streesh’ Bootleg of the Of Monsters and Men original. It has a great Progressive House addition to it now that gives your ears something new to listen to. Both of these songs were initially songs that they did live first before releasing them on their SoundCloud account.
For the last one it’s a toss-up, Who Is Ready To Jump, is a House remix to Chuckie’s original that has been promoted by Chuckie himself and featured on Tiesto’s Club Life Episode 277. The other is the remix to Animal Kingdom’s Strange Attractor that has been featured on Paul Oakenfold’s Planet Perfecto Episode 95. To me, I am looking for something different and I’ve heard Chuckie remixes before (not to say that the remix isn’t worthy though); Strange Atractor continues with the journey of finding that different sound and it goes really nicely with the Of Monsters and Men remix.