• Watch Daft Punk‘s video for “Instant Crush”
• Art Department mixes BPM001
• Mysteryland‘s groundbreaking U.S. festival, at site of the original Woodstock, announces ticket plans, video trailer, and Sunday school mini-fest
Today brings the first official music video from the robots’ new album in the form of a sparkly visual interpretation of “Lose Yourself to Dance.” The video, directed by Thomas, Guy-Man, Warren Fu, Paul Hahn, and Cedric Hervet, shows Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers, and Pharrell Williams performing the not-of-this-decade tune to a very enthused group of club-goers. Just don’t get blinded by the suit jackets…
• Hot Nature previews their new album
• Nervo steps up for their debut Essential Mix
• Daft Punk Tease ‘Lose Yourself to Dance” video
• 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
• Bass blockbuster: Skrillex’s Essential Mix is the most-played in BBC Radio 1 history
• Friction for Fabriclive 70
• Lightning in a Bottle supports The Santa Rosa Plateau Foundation and Rainforest Action Network
• Daft Punk “Get Lucky” condoms to be released
Well, this is neat. Tonight our friends at SF’s Gauntlet Gallery and The Well are presenting an unbelievable curation of art inspired by the robots known as Daft Punk. Based on the initial exhibit in San Francisco last month, we hear we’re in for an amazing experience in an homage to two of dance music’s timeless artists. GDD™ DJs aRod and Burn Unit will be providing the sounds for the evening, and I’m sure there will be some kind of booze flowin’ from 7:30PM to midnight. Hope to see you there for this unique event.
• Listen Now: Daft Punk reveal 10-minute ‘Get Lucky’ remix
• Ben UFO, Bondax, Bashmore, and more for MoMA party series
• Hear new T. Williams track from forthcoming EP
• Watch a Short Documentary on Motor City Drum Ensemble
It’s time for the weekend – and what better way to kick it off with a special HARD edition of The Dirt, bringing you (15) tracks to pump all the way through. We welcome the HARD bossman Destructo to the selection, along with his #2, mister D BELL himself and our very own BONES. Some of these you can download (where you see the DL link given), but some you just have to listen and wait because they’re either too good to be FREE or their quite frankily not even out yet. All in all, gems abound. Dig in, my weekend warriors.
Listen & Download (after the jump)
Last night, for the very first time, Disco legend and arguably the father of modern dance music, Giorgio Moroder, performed at the Output club in Brooklyn for the Red Bull Music Academy. Best known for his work with Donna Summer, Freddie Mercury, David Bowie and Daft Punk and scores for Scarface and Flashdance, Moroder drew hundreds out to BK for this landmark performance…and we were one of the lucky few who got to witness it first hand!
The anticipation for the new Daft Punk album was finally overflown last week with the itunes stream debuting and spreading like wildfire across the blogosphere. The SF disco dons WhiteNoize got their hands on a copy and made a great party blend of “Give Life Back To Music” with Ellie Goulding‘s melodic vocals from “Lights”. The outcome is a summer secret weapon similar to the crowd pleasing factor of Aeroplane vs. Flight Facilities – “I Crave Paris”, grab them both below!