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Game Boy Talkboxing

Game Boy Talkboxing

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.

If Daft Punk Played Radiohead

If Daft Punk Played Radiohead

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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I Feel It Coming Fingerstyle

I Feel It Coming Fingerstyle

Guitarist Luca Stricagnoli takes on The Weeknd f/Daft Punk track I Feel It Coming. While we still love the buttery smooth vocals and electronic grooves of the original, Luca’s masterful plucking and strumming is equally pleasing to our ears.

Get Lucky: Beats Reversed

Get Lucky: Beats Reversed

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.

Pomplamoose: Instant Crush

Pomplamoose: Instant Crush

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.

Why Daft Punk Wears Helmets

Why Daft Punk Wears Helmets

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.

Daft Punk Orchestra

Daft Punk Orchestra

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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