Daft Punk and Radiohead are two of our all-time favorite musical acts. But what would it sound like if the robots decided to play Paranoid Android? Well, Jehan has the answer, and it’s pretty awesome. Between the fat synth beats and the wailing electric guitar, it reminds us more than a little bit of Muse.
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Scary Pockets teamed up with the Frankfurt Radio Big Band for a supremely funky arrangement of the Daft Punk classic Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, complete with one of the maddest talkbox solos ever. The track sounds so awesome with all of that brass instrumentation.
During their 28 years together, Daft Punk used lots of synthesizers and electronic equipment to make their music. But as far as we recall, tesla coils were not in their arsenal. Thankfully, we have Franzoli Electronics, who used his high-voltage noise-makers to play an awesome cover version of Around the World.
Musician Stefano Barone performs a unique cover version of Daft Punk’s Robot Rock, with the main rhythm being provided by his acoustic guitar. He rounds out the one-man show with a combination of looping, voice processing, and other effects. A studio version of the track is available on Apple Music.
Sampling has been a common practice in music production since the 1970s. In this video from musician and vlogger Roomie, he checks out some of the more creative reuses of old music in hit songs by Daft Punk, The Weeknd, Drake, Britney Spears and more. For more sampled sources, head down the rabbit hole at WhoSampled.
Daft Punk may no longer make new music, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy the musical masterpieces they’ve left us with. Stylophone expert maromaro1337 pays homage to the robots with an electronic medley of 10 classic tracks, including Robot Rock, Digital Love, Technologic, and Aerodynamic.
Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, better known as Daft Punk have just hung up their helmets. They posted this largely musicless video clip which features the duo separating, and Bangalter self-destructing his robot body. 1993 to 2021 was a pretty great run, but damn, we’ll miss them.
The bardcore genre has had quite the surge of popularity, with multiple musicians taking their cut at medieval cover versions of popular tracks. This trio of tracks from Constantine Bard envisions what Daft Punk might have sounded like in the 16th Century, and includes Get Lucky, One More Time, and Around the World.
The Daft Punk track Lose Yourself to Dance has some great robotic vocals that were created with an electronic talkbox effect. StarvingGOGO was able to replicate the sound using a Nintendo Game Boy running LSDj to play the melodies, and a tubeless talkbox gadget called the ElectroSpit ESX-1 he’s wearing around his neck.
We’re a-lucky to get up all night! Music editor Adam Emond likes to make remixes that sound like they came from an alternative dimension. He took Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, and Nile Rodgers’ 2013 hit Get Lucky and put all of the beats in reverse chronological order. The captions are good for a laugh too.
Occasionally we ask ourselves if we’ve posted too much from Pomplamoose, but then can you really have too much of a good thing? Crank up your headphones and enjoy a mid-day serenade from Nataly Dawn and company as they absolutely crush a cover of the Daft Punk and Julian Casablancas track Instant Crush.
Part of what makes Daft Punk so iconic is their appearance, with the musical duo donning shiny, high tech helmets for much of their career. Vinyl Rewind digs into the story behind the headgear to explain why Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo choose to conceal their faces in public.
The music of Daft Punk sounds great any way you slice it, but we’re really loving this medley arranged and performed by UK-based Kaleidoscope Orchestra. Among the symphonic covers are Robot Rock, Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, Something About Us, Aerodynamic, One More Time, Doin’ it Right, and Around the World.
After assembling 28 trombones for an epic Bohemian Rhapsody, Musician Christopher Bill managed to get 48 musicians from the International Trombone Festival to participate in this richly-layered cover of Daft Punk’s Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger. This time, they tossed in a violin to complement the brass.
Daft Punk are true maestros, but so much of what they’ve achieved wouldn’t have been possible if it weren’t for the funk, soul, and disco songs which provided sampling material for so many of their tunes. Tuneid compares some original tracks with Daft Punk’s remixes.
Symphoniacs play orchestral arrangements of popular and classical music with a modern flair. Here, they perform an excellent cover version of Daft Punk’s Aerodynamic, on violin, cello, piano, and electronics. We also rather enjoyed their rendition of Coldplay’s A Sky Full of Stars.
Polyphonic talks about the history of disco and how Daft Punk made it cool again with their album Random Access Memories. By pairing up with disco legends and highlighting the genre’s key features, the robots made disco hit after disco hit in one release.
LEGO builder TECHNICally Possible shows off a neat machine that’s designed to display the lyrics from Daft Punk’s Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger in sync with the track. The big mechanical rig aims a GoPro at a LEGO sculpture using Mindstorms tech.
YouTuber Planet Rocky 2099 took the original light bike sequence from TRON, and overlaid it with Daft Punk’s track The Game Has Changed from TRON: Legacy. As if by some magic, the classic scene lines up perfectly with the music that was created 28 years later.
Looking for a gift for a Daft Punk fan? The robots’ online shop some reasonably-priced merchandise for the holiday. There’s a pair of glass helmet Christmas tree ornaments, a light-up snow globe and Pintrill pins. If you have the cash, there’s also a dope varsity jacket.