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48 Musicians Play Daft Punk

48 Musicians Play Daft Punk

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 Heavy Metal

Daft Punk Heavy Metal

Musician 331Erock gives the Daft Punk track Digital Love a whole new sound, replacing its synth-heavy rhythms with fuzzy electric guitar. Be sure to stick around for the epic solo at 2:45, then check out Erock’s cover of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.

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The Real Daft Punk Samples

The Real Daft Punk Samples

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.

How to Daft Punk

How to Daft Punk

“Generally, Daft Punk likes to have A-Major good time.” Do you want to make music just like the robots? Then watch Imaginary Ambition’s lighthearted video tutorial, and if you work harder, better, faster, stronger, and you’re doing it right, you might just get lucky!

Aerodynamic Symphonic Cover

Aerodynamic Symphonic Cover

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.

How Daft Punk Brought Back Disco

How Daft Punk Brought Back Disco

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.

Around the World: MPK Cover

Around the World: MPK Cover

Musician Koji Kobura shows off his $99 AKAI MPK Mini keyboard with a great solo performance of Daft Punk’s classic Around the World. The keyboard pairs brilliantly with FL Studio digital audio workstation software to bring it all together.

Harder, Better, LEGO, Faster, Stronger

Harder, Better, LEGO, Faster, Stronger

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.

Daft Punk on Clarinets

Daft Punk on Clarinets

A very different arrangement of Daft Punk’s hit Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, performed by the women of Four Play, a four-part clarinet ensemble, who we think could also do a mean cover of Cantina Band from Star Wars.

Original TRON w/ Daft Punk

Original TRON w/ Daft Punk

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.

A Very Daft Punk Christmas

A Very Daft Punk Christmas

We’re not sure from whence this album came from, but we’re 99.999% certain it wasn’t performed by Daft Punk themselves. Still, this mysteriously posted compilation of holiday tunes done in the style of the robots is pretty damned entertaining.

2017 Daft Punk Holiday Collection

2017 Daft Punk Holiday Collection

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.

Super Human

Super Human

Counter656 used their talents to create a stop-motion music video for Van Ness Wu, who comes to life in action figure form, taking down an army of papparazi action figures hellbent on capturing his image. The music isn’t exactly our cup of tea but the animation is top notch.

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Orchestra Plays Daft Punk

Orchestra Plays Daft Punk

A fantastic live version of Daft Punk’s hit Harder Better Stronger performed by the 15 members of Germany’s Rundfunk-Tanzorchester Ehrenfeld. We love the dimensionality and depth the strings and brass add to the already funky dance track.

Giorgio

Giorgio

Animator Nicolo Bianchino provides a wonderful visual accompaniment to the Giorgio Moroder interview featured in Daft Punk’s track Giorgio, colorfully illustrating moments from the king of disco sound’s formative years.

Introducing Does Daft Punk

Introducing Does Daft Punk

Comprised of a group of skilled session musicians and engineers, Introducing was formed with the goal of performing entire albums once thought impossible to replicate live. In this 2013 clip, they played a medley of Daft Punk’s classic tracks. More here.

Star Trek: Legacy

Star Trek: Legacy

Filmmaker Patrick Collins took footage from the 1979 film Star Trek: The Motion Picture, and combined it with Daft Punk’s score from TRON: Legacy, recutting what was originally a slow and plodding 2+ hour film into a 22-minute audiovisual masterwork.

The Weeknd: I Feel It Coming

The Weeknd: I Feel It Coming

The Weeknd’s second collaboration with Daft Punk has been bestowed with a gloriously retro sci-fi video courtesy of director Warren Fu. The richly layered track and its accompanying video bring back memories The King of Pop himself.

Daft Punk References

Daft Punk References

Like many great artists, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter pay tribute to their sources of inspiration through their own work, putting their unique spin on the imagery that helped guide their vision. Cartouche explores a few of these parallels.

Starboy Daft Punkified

Starboy Daft Punkified

(PG-13: Language) Daft Punk produced the music for The Weeknd’s latest hit Starboy. But what if it was the other way around and Daft Punk invited The Weeknd to sing on their terms? YouTuber samuraiguitarist might have the answer.

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Harder, Better, Faster, Shredder

Harder, Better, Faster, Shredder

Musician 331Erock adds his own special touch to Daft Punk’s classic Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, as he rocks out some sweet heavy metal riffs to accompany the awesome Live @Alive 2007 version of the track.

Love Props Daft Punk Helmet

Love Props Daft Punk Helmet

Love Props’ replica of Guy-Manuel’s first generation Daft Punk helmet is packed with electronics to take advantage of its potential as a wearable light show. The LEDs can react to sound or movement, and there’s a USB port and an SD card slot to swap choreographies.

Daft Punk Talkbox Cover

Daft Punk Talkbox Cover

Musician Lorenz Rhode turns in a spot-on cover version of the talkbox modulated vocals from Daft Punk’s 2001 classic Harder Better Faster Stronger. It would be cool to see him recording the other parts of the track too.

Daft Punk Unchained (Teaser)

Daft Punk Unchained (Teaser)

Daft Punk Unchained is a BBC France documentary about Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. The electronic music duo cleverly turned their desire for control and anonymity from an off-putting barrier into a weapon of creativity.

Harder, Better, Faster, Do It

Harder, Better, Faster, Do It

While the rest of the Internet has moved on from Shia Labeouf’s motivational rage, YouTuber ILika Da refused to give up. Here’s the Just Do It speech combined with Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger and the garish optimismĀ of Web 1.0.

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