When you spend much of your adult life interviewing electronic music producers, you learn that pretty much every single one of them has the same ambition—making music for movies. Maybe it’s because so much definitive electron music of the past we designed for that purpose (Vangelis’ score for Blade Runner is almost always mentioned). Or maybe at some point, movie music seems like a mature next step after a few decades spent up all night in sweaty clubs with people half your age. Whatever the reason, it seems like the generation of ’90s electronica acts who have been rocking dance floors for close to 20 years are finally getting their big chance to have a go at soundtrack-making. First with Daft Punk‘s much anticipated soundtrack for TRON:Legacy, and now the …
Just when you thought it was safe to goback on the internet, Daft Punk and Disney have returned to get a little more milage out of the group’s soundtrack for TRON Legacy. According to the TRON Soundtrack website, TRON: R3CONFIGUR3D will feature remixer covering the full spectrum of electronic music, from young beat engineers The Glitch Mob and nu-techno star Boys Noize to indie fave M83 and old school electronica heroes Paul Oakenfold and The Crystal Method. Check the full tracklist after the jump. …MORE
Music’s most recognized robots (sorry Kraftwerk) have now partnered with the world’s most recognized brand, Coca-Cola, for a limited edition series of gold and silver bottles to be made available in French clubs, and in limited qualities at Paris fashion temple, Collette. It’s the latest move by Daft Punk in what is clearly an ambition to become the world’s most famous robots, period. Of course, it’s gonna take more than single country ad campaign to topple reigning champions R2-D2 and C-3Po, but given this 2009 Addidas ad, their intentions seem clear.
2010 in the music blogosphere might be notable for what wasn’t real more than what was. In the build-up to Daft Punk‘s ridiculously anticipated TRON: Legacy soundtrack, a whole lot of leaked songs hit the webwaves, only to be imediately dismissed as fakery. Now, with TRON hype basically behind us, a few folks are reigniting the flame for one last gasp of speculative glory.
Daft Punk intentionally leaked these twelve tracks when these were rejected by the Disney production, which was looking for a more orchestral and symphonic soundtrack. Daft Punk disappointed by the severe restrictions of the contract could have decided to introduce their songs to their public who would appreciate this music. They used The Third Twin brand name to avoid legal troubles.
Of course, one need only listen to the …
Unless you just started using the internet last month, then you’re probably familiar with the boom and bust cycle of hype that accompanies most web memes. Turns out even overlords of online hype, Daft Punk, aren’t immuned, as the same web community who breathlessly blogged every news items, YouTube tease and bogus music leak over the past year leading up to the duo’s TRON Legacy Soundtrack get snarky. …MORE