Fan posts winning a 'golden ticket' for Daft Punk 'RAM: Deluxe'
Props to Daft Punk for seemingly executing a successful 'golden ticket' promotion. A fan at NYC Comic Con this weekend said she won the first signed copy of this deluxe edition of Daft Punk's 2013 album, Random Access Memories. Columbia Records retweeted this, adding to its legitimacy.
Now the speculation begins...
Whatever we're in store for, more new Daft Punk this year (or early next) is already a pleasant surprise.
Apparently, no one got the memo that this was International Artist No-Show Week, and Daft Punk made that clear by cancelling their highly-anticipated appearance on The Colbert Report at the last minute yesterday. Not one to take things sitting down, Colbert informed his viewers of the snafu in a hilarious segment on his show that probably made some execs at MTV very mad.
The cancellation was due to Daft Punks apparent contractual obligation to appear on the VMAs later this week, and not make any prior television appearances. Daft Punk's managers claim they did not know of this until the day before filming, and did not choose to really do anything about it other than leave Colbert high and dry. Seems like he still made the best of things, though. He always does.
Earlier this month it was revealed Daft Punk & Pharrell were planning a 10 minute remix for "Get Lucky". Today it arrives, as an easy pick for the song of Summer '13 gets a little longer! No complaints here; stream it above.
Are you tired of "Get Lucky" yet? Hopefully not. And hopefully a new twist to the Daft Punk single will hold you over until the 10 minute remix comes that Daft Punk announced last week. That twist is above in the form of "The Evolution of 'Get Lucky'" as the song gets an unofficial remix by PV Nova through the decades. That means the song is cut up to reflect an iconic musical sound of every decade since the 1920s. My two favorites are the 60s and 80s. Overall, this one's a fun watch to follow above (how about the sunglasses too?) and can be downloaded below. One more shoutout to my homie Brugge who shared this with me yesterday (can he make it 3 in one day?!).
Yup, we have a remix on the way! Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" remix is listed as 10 minutes long via DIY and available on pre-orders on Amazon, and as Thomas Bangalter said to BBC Radio 1, "we never mix ourselves, that’s something we feel we’re interested in doing this time." The remix, he adds, will be "out by the end of June." Random Access Memories, in stores, and on top of the charts, now!
Paris Hilton and Lil Wayne are photoshopped to illustrate a typical male/female conversation
Let's begin this morning on a wacky note to continue the wackiness that was last night. Meaning that you may have noticed the site was down last night. Our server was temporarily down last night and as a result, we were inactive with the night's new music updates. We should be back up and running and so here's a quick rundown of what we missed!
First off, let's start with the wonderful couple above. I don't mean that romantically, but I do mean it in a business sense as Paris Hilton has signed a deal with Cash Money to release her second album. First off, WUT? Secondly, she has a first album? Third, ugh. I think I'll just move on.
Two big releases for May 21st with the more universal Daft PunkRandom Access Memories and French Montana's debut album Excuse My French. The first-week projections are in: Daft Punk slated for 300-325K and French with 45-50K. Solid numbers for Daft Punk. I think people may have expected more for French, but that sounds about right to me. (via HDD)
Geno Smith, rookie QB for the New York Jets, has signed with Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports.
We also have new songs and videos comin' up on those respective pages from TDE, Usher, Melanie Fiona, and more, after leaving off with Joey Bada$$ announcing a new EP coming June 12th. Be sure to keep it locked for all the new music and updates today.. and beyond!
"Horizon" is a Japan-only bonus track off Random Access Memories. It's more soothing than anything and is an automatic mood-changer when it's on out loud in your environment. Very tranquil. I dig it as a *Tibs Fav.
Another (belated) edition of Old School Sundays is an appropriate one with Daft Punk's Random Access Memories hitting stores in just two days. It's because up above is the duo's first U.S. show... ever... in 1996... in a small town outside Madison, Wisconsin. Yeah... not even in Madison. Needless to say, this isn't in HD, but we do have a spectacular "Daft Punk" label. More importantly, we get to see a helmetless Daft Punk get the party going with some good tunes across 30 minutes (my favorite stretch is at the 17 minute mark). Let this one play and you can get a sense of their original sound, of which you can still hear in their music today.
If you still haven't heard the full album, then what are you waiting for?! Stream Random Access Memories before it hits stores and read my in-depth review on why Daft Punk delivers an album we've never heard before.