For everyone who thinks Daft Punk is a little too fancy, with their pristine production methods, sleek robot outfits and top-shelf live show, Da Chip is the answer. The second compilation of Daft Punk tunes spanning the duos entire career, from Homework to TRON Legacy, is compiled by French artists Je deviens dj en 3 jours and Zombectro and strips them down to their bare digital bones. Get the 13-song compilation after the jump.
Before there was the pyramid, the art films and TRON:Legacy, Daft Punk broke the electronic music mold with Interstella 5555, and anime film created in conjunction with the duo’s smash second album, Discovery. The film animates the whole of the album, which included Daft Punk classics “One More Time,” “Face To Face” and “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger,” while telling the story of an alien band who are kidnapped by an evil music industry executive and forced to perform as human likenesses. The film was created with legendary anime auteur Leiji Matsumoto, who introduced an entire generation of Western youths, including Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, to the Japanese sci-fi style with his show Space Battleship Yamato (ie- Star Blazers). …MORE
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
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
Last weekend, Los Angeles public radio powerhouse KCRW hosted a special conversation and listening session between music director Jason Bentley and TRON: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski. Portions of the conversation will be played on KCRW this morning at 10am PST on Morning Becomes Eclectic—but the ENITRE session, which includes five new tracks from Daft Punks soundtrack, will start streaming on KCRW.com at 9AM PST. That means you don’t have to be some overpaid music consultant driving his entry-level BMW to a creative services office in Santa Monica to hear these tunes. Just any old schmuck with broadband will do.