October 22, 2021

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Durie is paying for the daft punk

Durie is paying for the daft punk

August 2007, I am replaced as Section Head Tap And I was in a period of despair. Journalist Philippe Renaud gave me a portrait of his Daft Punk, which will soon be on display at the Bell Center. We discuss some details over the phone and Philip is so excited that he almost orders me to get tickets for the show. “It’s a show to watch this year, and they haven’t been to Montreal since their last tour in 1997!”


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Of course, I know daft punk. I like it, I often dance to their accomplishments. They never leave in public without fully understanding their bias to robot costumes, I was a little fashionable. And then, fiddling with two mute guys in disguise and pitons in a large arena, can it really perform well? At the last Coachella festival in 2006, Philip explained to me that they had really broken into the house and that people had gone crazy because they had taken the show’s scenes to another level.

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Daft Punk during a visit to Montreal at the Bell Center in 2007

On Monday, Daft Punk announced a simple extract from his film Electrom, The adventure is over (magazine Pitchfork Confirmed). The duo, formed by the French guy-Manuel de Home-Cristo and Thomas Bangalter, who have greatly influenced the electronic scene and culture since 1993, could not really put human faces to their exploits. . The reason for this is that Daft Punk, while celebrating technology, also expressed fears about the future of humanity. These two geniuses, who have danced with millions of people for 28 years, are able to learn about their business without much recognition, which is extraordinary in the world of stars, cameras and facial recognition …

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They understood something in front of everyone and created a sound that is recognized everywhere today because they tore their collaboration with children and artists (at the same time up to Kanye West to break up with Kim Kardashian).

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Audiences at the Bell Center Pit during the 2007 Daft Punk Concert in Montreal

In 2007, when I went to the Bell Center with my friend Fred, a big fan of craftwork, we didn’t need daft punk, we had no particular expectations. I lived one of the most beautiful shows of my life, and I still dream about it. It was more than a show, it was a mass trance (I even saw people going to the ground). After all, I was dazzled by the special effects that changed with each room, as if kidnapped by an alien disco ship piloted by a bright pyramid. In other words, even though the images of the planet are reminiscent of its menacing beauty, we no longer touch the earth.

All of their ‘old’ hits seemed new, remixed by their own creators and combined with new ones – Daft Punk only made four career studio albums, Homework (1997), Discovery (2001), Just human (2005) and Random memory usage (2013): No more need to enter the history of music. Like techno and robotics like Daft Punk, the experience has to be physical and realistic to be complete – and we can’t think about the current poverty of our lives, and especially before the screens with the epidemic. Per piece Touch: I remember the touch… Sweet touch, you almost convinced me I was real, I need some more

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Daft punk from the top of their bright pyramid when they arrived in Montreal in 2007

In this concert, sometimes a single note, a single sound is enough to identify Worldwide, Dr. Funk, Technology, Human After All, Rollin and Scratchin‘… Truth be told, I have never danced like this since my last Raves And I was able to continue all night (thanks to Philip for insisting). They also gave a humorous endorsement to the cult film with an amazing scene. Tron, Although it was not yet known if they were going to sign the soundtrack soon, the audience cried out Tron: Legacy (We can’t see who took up the challenge).

After this show, Daft Punk might return to Montreal ten times, I went to see them ten times. I never expected this to happen, especially after the album Random memory usage (Great tribute to the mega-owned Giorgio Moroder and Nile RodgersKnocking Get lucky With Farrell Williams). For 13 years, I’m looking forward to their arrival like Elliott with ET, which unfortunately will not happen with Monday’s announcement (unless it’s the publicity stunt I secretly want).

Those who are incredibly lucky to attend one of their concerts today are sure to be in mourning, and this is understandable, as everyone has contributed to the legendary Daft Punk. You have to be there to believe. You have to be human.