Download: Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

random access memories 1

Hello again! This time i will bring to you one of the best albums from the 2013: Random Access Memories from Daft Punk. The album was one of the most awaited from me because i follow this duo since i was i child, as i said in earlier posts. . The album pays tribute to the late 1970s and early 1980s era of music in the United States, particularly the sounds that emerged from Los Angeles. Unlike their previous studio albums, Daft Punk recruited session musicians to perform live instrumentation in professional recording locations, and limited the use of electronic instruments to drum machines, a custom-built modular synthesizer, and vintage vocoders. The album features collaborations with Giorgio MoroderPanda BearJulian CasablancasTodd EdwardsDJ FalconChilly GonzalesNile RodgersPaul Williams, and Pharrell Williams. Great collabs i have to say! I like the ones with Nile Rodgersm Pharrell and Panda Bear on it.

random access memories 2

They avoided the use of samples on the album, with the exception of the closing track “Contact”. The album begins with the great opener called “Give life back to music”, a message to all the electronic dance music around the world that only uses sampling techniques without any feeling behind them. This tune is a great start, it gives you a very refreshing feeling. Instant Crush with Casablancas at the vocals is a tune that mixes a sad feeling with energy, the electric guitar sound at the chorus of the song is incredible! you can listen to when you broke with your girl i though. Lose Yourself to Dance and Get Lucky are well known songs around the world right now, and they are amazing cause they bring back the vibe from the 70’s era with Neil Rodgers at the Guitar. Great tunes both of them. They make you want to dance.  Fragments of Time has great lyrics! and the feeling that the tune gives to you is a warm, soft one. I can imagine listening to this song in a sunday afternoon coming back from the beach. 

random access memories 3

In general, i think that the people wanted something so big as the Discovery album, but this album, with his highs and lows, is a great one, because it brings the disco era and the real music vibe back again! Is a good one to have.

I leave the link here to download – If the link don’t work anymore please let me know with a comment so i can upload it again- :http://www.ulozto.net/xAj4DQZw/daft-punk-random-access-memories-2013-320-rar

 

Download: Daft Punk – Discovery

daft-punk-discovery

I remember that i had 12 years old when i first bought this album, it really set a time in my memory, i’m glad that i had such a great musical taste as a kid. This album is a classic one now, given the success from R.A.M. the last year.

15003

With this album, they released the movie Interstella 5555, a great history that accompanies the music from the album. Actually, the movie itself has a great history inside. I remember waiting for the videoclips in parts in MTV, there wasn’t no Youtube at that time, we have to wait for it. If you didn’t look at the movie yet, you have to.

daft

My favorites tunes: ALL THE ALBUM!. High Life, Something about us, Face to Face and Digital Love are the best between the best for me. I leave the download here, for your pleasure: Daft Punk – Discovery

Daft Punk – Discovery

Daft Punk – Homework

homework

 

The must have one: Homework. In these days who didn’t hear about Daft Punk? Well, their first album is a modern classic now. If you didn’t hear it yet you are missing something great. Back in the 90’s you can start a party with “Revolution 909” or get crazy with the sick bassline in “Da Funk”,  even now the people love “Around The World”. Personally, i think that “Fresh” is a great relaxing tune, the sounds of the waves at the beach and the guitar riff replayed over and over just makes me chill – i have to say that i hear here the sampling for Music Sounds Better With You from Stardust too- . 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Daft Punk produced the tracks included in Homework without a plan to release an album. Bangalter stated, “It was supposed to be just a load of singles. But we did so many tracks over a period of five months that we realized that we had a good album.” The duo set the order of the tracks to cover the four sides of a two-disc vinyl LP. De Homem-Christo remarked, “There was no intended theme because all the tracks were recorded before we arranged the sequence of the album. The idea was to make the songs better by arranging them the way we did; to make it more even as an album.” The name Homework, Bangalter explained, relates to “the fact that we made the record at home, very cheaply, very quickly, and spontaneously, trying to do cool stuff.” I know that this album will be remembered in the next generations too. So, i leave here the link for your pleasure. Daft Punk – Homework (Direct Download)

 

Daft Punk – Alive (1997) Review

daft punk alive

   Hello again my dear friends! This time i will bring you the Alive 1997 set from Daft Punk. I know that you all have listened the incredible albums from this amazing group, but this one is a rare gem very difficult to find that i’m bringing to you just because you are reading my blog and i appreciate that. 

This set was recorded on November 8, 1997 on Que Club, Birmingham, way back then when they didn’t released yet “One More Time” nor “Discovery“. Now when you listen to the album it’s very clear the disco era present in the set, the future base for their Discovery album. As a french house dj that i am i loved the set, i can hear very good songs from the disco era like Saturday Morning, Saturday Night, samplings from Forgive me nots, and even the future sampling for Get Lucky (I swear i hear it, but i don’t know if you do too).  

Ok, i’m talking with bias, i can’t give a good analysis of this set, because i love french house. So i will give the direct download link right now and let you be the judge. See ya my friends! 

daft punk alive 2DPold

Download link: http://www75.zippyshare.com/v/81933181/file.html

Don’t forget to visit my soundcloud page for some good music too (Dj Feedback). https://soundcloud.com/feedback_pl 

Calvin Harris – 18 months

calvin_harris_18months1

Hello to all again! New Year, new posts to come! And I will start this one with the new album of one of my favorite artist in the house scene: Calvin Harris!!!! I love his music but in between these years I hate how he sold his soul to the pop scene and lost his previous niu-disco feeling that differentiated him from another djs. I felt that when I first listened to this album: Bounce, Feel so Close, Drinking from the Bottle, We found love and I need your love were clearly made for the mainstream public and trance industry and I feel a little disappointed for that. But the album has great tracks also and those I will review:

  1. Iron (with Nicky Romero): I always liked the songs from Nicky Romero, I respect his work, and this one is a good one also. The song has this excellent electro style that begins slow and makes a progression into an explosion of sounds that can make you rave, and the voice of Calvin enters at the perfect time to create a great twisted electro song. Good work! You can use this track perfectly in a rave.calvin_harris_18months2
  2. School: Finally after all the trance stuff in the album that I suffered listening to, comes this gem with the old school funky nu disco feeling that Calvin had when he starts with I Created Disco, this one could be listened when you are returning from  a sunny day in the beach and the sunset is in. Or when you are in your home after a hard day of work, it will make you chill. Great!
  3. Here 2 China (feat Dizzee Rascal): with my eclectic soul comes my love for the hip hop and rap, and this track is just sick talking about hip hop, the bassline that calvin drops here is just insane, a great tune- for a moment I thought that I was listening to an album from Dizzee.
  4. Let’s Go (feat Ne-Yo): This song joins two of my favorites artists from different worlds, Calvin and Ne-Yo are together creating a great song! Perfect for the dance floor but without falling in the electro-pop madness that is invading the music these days. Calvin once again shows his maturity as a producer with a very harmonic and well fitted track.calvin_harris_18months3
  5. Awooga: This tune will make you go crazy and left you craving to listen to at a rave. I think this track is in the twisted electro style, and that is great for me because I could imagine me jumping and dancing in the dance floor in an epic rave. Great tune!
  6. Thinking about you: this track reminds me a lot of I’m not alone tune from his previous work, and even to Paul Van Dyk’s works earlier in his glorious days. The track is very refreshing for me, make me chill and could serve for a travel around the city.

This last track close the album, an album that has good tunes for the electro-pop audience I suspect, and others that are great and out of that pop soul that Harris has developed in these years. Without losing sight the evolution and maturity that he has developed as a producer, this is an Eclectic album with tracks going from Hip Hop with From Here 2 China to Twisted Electro with Awooga, this album makes me feel a little sad for the clear evidence that Calvin has left his Nu-Disco style, the style that his earlier fans loved, and has fallen to this mainstream Dj category headed by David Guetta.

Here is the link for promo only (if you like what you listened support the artist): Calvin Harris – 18 Months

Calvin Harris – I Created Disco

Hello there!  Knowing that the third album from this artist is about to be released, this time i bring to you the debut album from Calvin Harris! It was released in the year 2007 and peaked at number eight on the UK Albums Chart. The writing and recording for I Created Disco started in 2006 when Harris moved back to his hometown of Dumfries, Scotland after living in London for two years. All recording and producing for the album took place on an Amiga computer with the program OctaMED in Harris’s home studio, called Calvinharrisbeats Studio. All fourteen tracks on the album were written, produced and performed solely by Harris. Tracklisting:

  1. Marrymaking at my place: The first song makes me remember a N.E.R.D. style of music. Down beat groove 3.5/5
  2. Colours: Something of Nu Disco here mixed with something like french-electro, the tempo of the beat is ok for listen but not for dance. Great sample of the Nu Disco era here. 4/5
  3. This is the industry: Here we have some pure electro style as it was in the eighties, this song is very strange but has it good beats after all. 2.5/5
  4. The girls: Ok this is one of the released singles from Calvin Harris before the releasing of this album and was received very good between the critics. The lyrics are splendid for me and the beat is very good like electro-pop! Great! 4.5/5
  5. Acceptable in the 80’s: I like this song specially because is very electro, it reminds me the good times back in the eighties when the groove was on his pike but also is mixed with nu disco style so it has my two favorites styles in one song! The lyrics are splendid too, this is an excellent song! 4.5/5
  6. Neon Rocks: I don’t expected that kind of intro! GREAT BASSLINE in the intro at least! The vocals performed by Calvin Harris is great also, and then the song has strange beats but ok after all. 3.5/5
  7. Traffic Cops: This is just and outro song.
  8. Vegas: Hey! this song have the beat from acceptable in the 80’s but with a faster tempo, the lyrics are good, is a danceable song too. In the middle of the track the beat changes and became a little more Nu Disco than acceptable in the 80’s. Great tune! 4/5
  9. I Created Disco: the song with the album name is a very fast tempo song, kinda dark electro. It reminds me the song from Cars – Run because his dark beat. It is 3.5/5 
  10. Disco Heat: Nu Disco here!! this is the style that Calvin Harris has developed very well and the vein of his success in the music industry, is a song for listen, for dance or for wake up! 3.5/5
  11. Vault Character: this is just an outro song
  12. Certified: good beats, good sampling! and very Nu Disco style of song! Not danceable but good for listen. 3/5
  13. Love Souvenir: This is a very weird song inside the album, it has the style from Daft Punk – Digital love inside but it has some of RnB music inside, very interesting song for me. I definitely love this tune! 4.5/5
  14. Electro man: Ok, this is a more melodic song kinda romantic i dare to say. I don’t like the tempo and the style of this song, isn’t electro isn’t Nu Disco, i don’t know what is but the lyrics are ok. 2.5/5
That’s all for this time! I give this album 3.5/5, it has good tracks it has bad tracks but it worth the time to listen to Calvin Harris, as always! Here is the link (for promo only):

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1bpsmywsd4goeea/calvin%20harris%20-%20i%20created%20disco.zip

Calvin Harris – Ready for the Weekend Review

Continue reading