Tag Archives: Daft Punk

Jamiroquai: Automaton Review – The Acid Jazz Pioneers Coat their Kitsch in Futuristic Chrome

With Jamiroquai, nostalgia and futurism are synonymous. Their latest album, Automaton, their first for seven years, plants itself in an Argos-sized catalogue of influence, fed by the string-laden disco of Continue reading Jamiroquai: Automaton Review – The Acid Jazz Pioneers Coat their Kitsch in Futuristic Chrome

‘Cloud 9’ is Vintage Jamiroquai

Jamiroquai recently crashed back into the atmosphere, but not as you’d expect them to. The ’90s jazz acid outfit added sprawling touches of electro to their armoury on Continue reading ‘Cloud 9’ is Vintage Jamiroquai

The Vending Machine: The Weeknd – Secrets

The Weeknd returned a couple of weeks back with his third full-length album, Starboy, if you discount the deservedly revered Trilogy. As Trilogy‘s trio of mixtapes and the 14-track Beauty Behind the Madness suggest, Abel Tesfaye is fairly fond of Continue reading The Vending Machine: The Weeknd – Secrets

Justice: Woman Review – The French Duo Drop the Demolition Disco for a Disappointing Safety D.A.N.C.E.

If I shouted ‘French house’ or ‘French dance music’ at you, nine times out of ten the first act that’ll pop into your head will be Daft Punk- which is completely understandable. French house’s second fiddles Justice will most likely account for the Continue reading Justice: Woman Review – The French Duo Drop the Demolition Disco for a Disappointing Safety D.A.N.C.E.

The Weeknd: Starboy Review – Tesfaye’s Transition Attempts to Strike a Balance between Pop Stardom and R&B Auteurism

Hedonism is nothing new. We knew that and The Weeknd knew that. And as for R&B, debauchery and sleaziness were blatant watermarks that if anything, have come to exemplify the genre more so over the last couple of years Continue reading The Weeknd: Starboy Review – Tesfaye’s Transition Attempts to Strike a Balance between Pop Stardom and R&B Auteurism

The Weeknd Reveals Two more Tracks from Starboy: Another Daft Punk Collaboration on ‘I Feel it Coming’ and ‘Party Monster’ Featuring Lana Del Rey

It’s just over a week (November 28th to be exact) until The Weeknd’s new album, Starboy, drops. The first two singles ‘Starboy’ and ‘False Alarm’ have taken The Weeknd in different directions. ‘Starboy’, rather unusually for The Weeknd, operated at a Continue reading The Weeknd Reveals Two more Tracks from Starboy: Another Daft Punk Collaboration on ‘I Feel it Coming’ and ‘Party Monster’ Featuring Lana Del Rey

The Weeknd Channels New Obsessions on the Raging ‘False Alarm’

Another week and another snippet of The Weeknd’s upcoming album Starboy has surfaced on iTunes and Spotify. ‘False Alarm’ follows on quickly from title track ‘Starboy’- this time minus Continue reading The Weeknd Channels New Obsessions on the Raging ‘False Alarm’

The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ is Good but it’s not Quite ‘Can’t Feel My Face’

2016 has been relatively quiet for The Weeknd except for a few cameos on The Life of Pablo and Lemonade. But this week, The Weeknd bombarded social media with his upcoming album’s cover art, title and first single, with the latter two both being titled Continue reading The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ is Good but it’s not Quite ‘Can’t Feel My Face’

Cassius’ ‘The Missing’: Another Chapter in French House and Disco’s Ardent Romance

Dance? House? R&B? It could even be dismissed as a piece of quirky and seriously wonky pop music given the artists that have contributed to Cassius’ new track Continue reading Cassius’ ‘The Missing’: Another Chapter in French House and Disco’s Ardent Romance

Daft Punk for Hipsters: Justice Return with ‘Safe and Sound’

You’d be forgiven for not knowing, or possibly forgetting who Justice are if you’re not hot on the heels of the extensive French house/dance scene, spearheaded by its balaclava-wearing poster boys Daft Punk. Signed to the revered Ed Banger Records Continue reading Daft Punk for Hipsters: Justice Return with ‘Safe and Sound’