The 8th episode of Daft Punk’s The Collaborator series features American song writer Paul Williams. In this episode Paul Williams talks about the importance of being anonymous and … well, he was kinda all over the place to be honest. Nonetheless, it was an excellent insight to the making of this year’s most anticipated album.
I’ve been out of town in the past few days, therefore I’m a bit behind on this. Anyhow, here’s the 7th episodes of Daft Punk’s documentary of The Collaborators Series. This time around they have DJ Falcon to talk about the art of sampling and a bit history of the French Sound. There’s also short clips of Daft Punk back in the days when they were human. I can’t wait for May 20th.
The sixth episode of Random Access Memories | The Collaborator features pianist Chilly Gonzales. In this episode Gonzales talks about how he was brought in to the project to create a bridge on a track that has key switches in the middle. He also talks about he importance of harmony and how badly under used it is in pop music. This episode is another excellent behind the scene look to this highly anticipated album.
Here’s the 5th episode to Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories ‘The Collaborator’ series. This time around we get to sit dow with Animal Collective’s drummer The Panda Bear. In here he talks about how instead of sampling old records, they sample new live music in the old way, then turn it into an old sounding song that sounds modern (yes, it does sounds like these two sentences contradict each other). Another interesting insight to the making of this highly anticipated album.
Here’s the 3rd episode of Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories Collaborator. This time around they are talking to the legendary disco/funk producer Nile Rodgers, the guy who is responsible for some of the biggest disco/funk hits of all time such as Chic’s Le Freak and Good Times, Duran Duran’s Notorious and David Bowie’s Let’s Dance. In this episode, Rodgers talks about the power of collaboration and how a good collaborator gets the best of you because you feed off each other’s game. Another well produced episode of this excellent documentary.
Here’s the 2nd episode of the Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories collaborator. On this episode, we get to sit and listen to Garage producer Todd Edwards. Edwards talked about how Daft Punk works with live instruments and have Edwards come in and cut up samples of that live recordings. If you’re a producer, this series has been an eye opener.
Everyone’s favorite electronic band (if you can call them a band) Daft Punk recently put out a teaser for their upcoming album appropriately on 3.03. The teaser was only 15 seconds long and it confirmed what legendary producer Neil Rodgers stated earlier this year that it will be disco induced. The teaser was of course got taken down from Youtube. But, that didn’t stop someone else to put it up again on Youtube in a 10 hours (yes, you read that correctly, 10 hours) loop. I so can’t wait for this new album.