GDD™ Morning Update: Daft Punk, James Murphy/2ManyDJs, Scuba, T.Williams/Mosca

Daft Punk to Appear on “The Colbert Report”
• Watch a mini-documentary on James Murphy and 2ManyDJs’ 50,000-watt vinyl-only soundsystem
• Download new Scuba ‘After Hours Mix Part 3′
T.Williams and Mosca to tour USA together


Daft Punk to Appear on “The Colbert Report”

Monday night’s episode of “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” featured J Mascis guesting with the Roots, but that wasn’t the biggest surprise of the evening. Out of the blue, at one point, Stephen Colbert ran on stage to dance to “Get Lucky” with Fallon. Turns out this was not just a random whimsical moment.

As the Huffington Post points out (via Daft Punk fansite the Daft Club), the stunt was to promote Daft Punk‘s upcoming appearance on “The Colbert Report”According to the Colbert fan site Colbert News Hub, Stephen revealed the big news to his studio audience during a taping on July 25. To prepare for the robots’ arrival, “Stephen is doing some kind of bit where he dances to ‘Get Lucky’ with various guests in preparation for their appearance,” Colbert News Hub reports. That day, said guest was former Senator Olympia Snowe, who got down with Stephen to “Get Lucky”.

Now, it’s been confirmed that Daft Punk will appear on “The Report” on Tuesday, August 6, as part of the “Colbchella” series.

So, yeah. This should be awesome.

It’s not clear if Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo will be interviewed or performing, or what, exactly, is going on.

Watch Colbert dancing to “Get Lucky” below, and read our recent Cover Story on Daft Punk here.

(via Pitchfork)


Watch a mini-documentary on James Murphy and 2ManyDJs’ 50,000-watt vinyl-only soundsystem

Infiltrating your disco.

At this year’s Manchester International Festival, former LCD Soundsystem man James Murphy and Belgian mash-up originals2ManyDJs debuted a bespoke rig designed for three nights of vinyl-only clubbing. Dubbed Despacio, the monster 50,000-watt soundsystem comprises eight speaker stacks each standing at 11 feet tall plus 48 amplifiers costing £22,000 apiece.In this mini-documentary by The Vinyl Factory, Murphy and 2ManyDJs’ David and Stephen Dewaele introduce their mega-rig, ponder the state of DJ culture and explain the motivation behind the project. “There’s a limit to how cool the three of us are,” admits Murphy, adding that he wanted to use his experience and expertise to “take responsibility for the opportunities we have access to rather than complaining in business class.”

The festival is over but Despacio won’t be decommissioned, according to Murphy, who’s also been busy composing music for Broadway and producing the new Arcade Fire album. “It’s not just for three nights. It’s forever,” he hints. “The system shall live on.”

Watch the documentary above, and check out this time-lapse footage of Despacio from construction to club as it arrived at New Century Hall below:

(via FACT Mag)


Download new Scuba ‘After Hours Mix Part 3′

Scuba has uploaded the latest installment of his ‘After Hours Mix’ series online.

The Hotflush founder delves into typically deep territory with ‘After Hours Mix Part 3′, where the influence of his adopted home of Berlin can be heard.

The mix features tracks from Hotflush artists Dense & Pika, George Fitzgerald and Paul Woolford, with a few Four Tet and Boddika & Joy Orbison delicacies thrown in too.

Sit back, pretend you’re in a dark corner of Berghain, and enjoy.

(via Mixmag)


T.Williams and Mosca to tour USA together

London house producer T. Williams and fellow Brit Mosca (pictured) are teaming up to bring some UK vibes to North America this September.

The 12-date tour is set to follow on from August’s release of Williams’ ‘Feelings Within’ EP and Mosca’s show on Radio 1.

Kicking off in LA on September 9, the tour will encompass a variety of US and Canadian cities before finishing up in Miami on October 5.

Check T. Williams and Mosca’s full tour schedule below:

9/19 – Sound – Los Angeles, CA
9/20 – 1015 Folsom – San Francisco, CA
9/21 – Bang Bang – San Diego, CA
9/21 – Symbiosis Festival – Woodland Reservoir, Oakdale, CA
9/22 – Phoenix Landing – Boston, MA
9/25 – Output – Brooklyn, NY
9/26 – U Street – Washington D.C.
9/27 – Wrongbar – Toronto, ON
10/2 – Fortune Sound Clun – Vancouver, BC
10/3 – Rotture – Portland, OR
10/4 – NORAD – Denver, CO
10/5 – Bardot – Miami, FL

(via Mixmag)