Dance music has a long and often confusing relationship with artists creating tunes built on other artist’s work. Between sampling, remixing, mash-ups and more, the line where an artist needs to credit (and pay) another aritst is blurry at best. Still, it’s hard to justify when a superstar crossover pop act like Daft Punk seemly lifts a tune from a relatively unknown Korean guitarist and turns it into the biggest hit of the summer. But one listen to “Robot Dance” by Zack Kim and itæs hard to deny that someone should have gotten a nod for something.
Of course, some folks will jump on the expected arguments that itæs not stealing if the melody isnæt precise, or that chord progressions are easily repaetable. And yes, “Clash City Rockers” was basically the same guitar riff as The …
Today marks the release of Daft Punk's highly anticipated album, "Random Access Memories" and last night, I had the honor and privilege to witness one of the collaborators from the album. With the help of the Red Bull Music Academy, Hansjörg Moroder, better known as Giorgio, the Italian disco icon, made his first DJ appearance in the United States yesterday at Output in Brooklyn, NY.If you have never heard of Giorgio, he's the man responsible for convincing Donna Summer ...
After endless teasing that started with a 30 second clip during Saturday Night Live and ended with an unprecedented 2 minute video preview that was shown on the jumbotrons at Coachella, the full version of Daft Punk‘s new single, “Get Lucky” featuring Pharrell and Nile Rodgers has leaked, apparently aired by a radio station.
Daft Punk’s new album, Random Access Memories, comes out May 21 on Columbia Records.
In the second in Daft Punk‘s Collaborators Series leading up to the release of their album, Random Access Memories, New Jersey house legend Todd Edwards talks about moving to LA to work with the robots on the new album, and then never going home again. He also gets into some real specifics of the production process and we even get a little peak inside the studio where the new album was recorded.
Remember last May when URB editor Josh Glazer broke the news of Giorgio Moroder‘s involvement with the new Daft Punk album during a keynote interview at IMS? The italo-disco godfather retells his story of being in the studio with the French robots, along with a lot more in this video released by Daft Punk. Their insanely crazy anticipated fourth album, Random Access Memories is out May 21 on Columbia Records.