Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Daft Punk Release Random Access Memories (Drumless Edition): Stream

The re-release arrives at the 10th anniversary of their final studio album

Daft Punk have released Random Access Memories (Drumless Edition) via Columbia Records. The re-release, which has removed all drums and percussive elements from their final studio album, arrives at the 10-year anniversary of the 2013 Grammy-winning Album of the Year. Stream the album below.

According to the album's press release, the drumless edition of hit album Random Access Memories aims to give listeners "the ability to dive deeper into the layers of each track."

The record arrives shortly after the release of Random Access Memories (10th Anniversary Edition), which included nine unreleased tracks for a total of 35 minutes of all-new music. The release saw Random Access Memories return to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart.

Daft Punk have also commemorated this anniversary with an ongoing content series called Memory Tapes, which pulls back the curtain on the French house duo's creation of Random Access Memories. Directed by Warren Fu, the series includes guest interviews with names like Julian Casablancas and Pharrell Williams.

Though surely a sentimental victory lap for Daft Punk and fans alike, Thomas Bangalter recently shared his "relief" over Daft Punk's 2021 breakup on BBC's The First Time with Matt Everett. "The last thing I would want to be, in the world we live in, in 2023, is a robot," he said. Bangalter shared solo orchestral album Mythologies earlier this year.

Random Access Memories (Drumless Edition) is now available on all streaming platforms. The album is also available for purchase on CD, Double LP and digital formats.



Random Access Memories (Drumless Edition) Tracklist:

01. Give Life Back to Music (Drumless Edition) [feat. Nile Rodgers]
02. The Game of Love (Drumless Edition)
03. Giorgio by Moroder (Drumless Edition)
04. Within (Drumless Edition)
05. Instant Crush (Drumless Edition) [feat. Julian Casablancas]
06. Lose Yourself to Dance (Drumless Edition) [feat. Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers]
07. Touch (Drumless Edition) [feat. Paul Wiliams]
08. Get Lucky (Drumless Edition) [feat. Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers]
09. Beyond (Drumless Edition)
10. Motherboard (Drumless Edition)
11. Fragments of Time (Drumless Edition) [feat. Todd Edwards]
12. Doin’ it Right (Drumless Edition) [feat. Panda Bear]
12. Contact (Drumless Edition)



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The Zutons announce first album in 16 years, produced by Nile Rodgers and Ian Broudie

Details of a 2024 tour have been shared, as well as an album trailer featuring three new singles

By Liberty Dunworth - 14th November 2023

The Zutons are back with their first album in 16 years, as well as an upcoming run of UK tour dates.

Titled 'The Big Decider', the new album was recorded at Abbey Road Studios with songwriter and producer Nile Rodgers, alongside the band's original producer Ian Broudie. It is set for release on April 26.

Completed by Dave McCabe (guitar, lead vocals), Abi Harding (saxophone, vocals) and Sean Payne (drums, vocals), the forthcoming album follows on from the three LPs the multi-platinum selling band released between 2004 and 2008, and is one "born under the weight of family tragedies".

According to a press release, the album was "wrestled into shape under the kind of steam that only decades-long friendships – with all their messy fall-outs, make-ups, breakdowns and ultimately love – can muster", and became symbolic of the love of creating music rising above all else.

The Zutons 'The Big Decider' album artwork. CREDIT: Press

The members were also brought together after McCabe's stay in rehab, which sparked a turning point for the artist and a closer bond being formed between the members.

"Dave has been through an awful lot in the last few years, and these things have obviously really impacted him. But his songwriting has only got better. Now he spends more time on his songs. He's in touch with his own and others' emotions, and that all goes into the songs. It has been so nice to watch him grow. I'm so proud of him," said Harding.

Speaking of the upcoming album, McCabe said it was "great to reconnect with Ian Broudie", and that working with Chic legend Nile Rodgers was "an amazing experience" which "gave me a confidence that I've never felt before making a record".

The announcement of 'The Big Decider' also comes with a new album trailer video – featuring new songs 'Creeping On The Dancefloor', 'Pauline', 'In Your Arms' and 'Rise'. Check it out below, as well as the full album tracklist.

'The Big Decider' tracklist is:

1. 'Creeping On The Dancefloor'
2. 'Pauline'
3. 'Water'
4. 'In Your Arms'
5. 'Disappear'
6. 'Company'
7. 'The Big Decider'
8. 'Rise'
9. 'Best Of Me'

To celebrate the announcement of the new LP – which marks the band's first new album in 16 years – The Zutons have also shared details of an intimate UK tour, set to run throughout the new year.

Kicking off on January 31, the tour will commence with a slot at the Old Fire Station in Carlisle, before continuing in February with stops in Blackpool, Huddersfield, Milton Keynes, Norwich, Northampton and more.

From there, the band will also play through the first two weeks of March, with intimate shows set to be held in Leicester, Stoke, Dundee, Rossendale and more. The 2024 tour dates will conclude with a stop at St Laurence Church in Reading on March 9.

Tickets are available from 10am GMT next Friday (November 24) and can be found here. Additionally, pre-sale options are available to those who pre-order the new album – which you can do here. Find a full list of dates in the tour poster below.


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Duran Duran Future Past North American Tour 2023

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Bernard Edwards (Oct 31, 1952 - Apr 18, 1996)

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Grammys 2023

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Music Support: Taylor Hawkins Tribute Collection

I loved Taylor Hawkins like a brother and was honoured to be a part of the Tribute concerts celebrating his music and memory so I’m very happy to donate one of my guitars to this special auction to help raise funds and awareness for @MusicSupportCharity. Click here to find out more and place your bid. Good luck! @foofighters #TaylorHawkinsTribute

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NY POST: Eye-popping disco skating rink boogies into Central Park this summer

A rendering of the DiscOasis rink, set to open in Central Park this summer.

The wheeled variant of boogie fever is still going around.

Yet another roller skating rink is coming to NYC. On the heels of JFK Airport’s TWA Hotel reopening its Roll-A-Rama venue and Rockefeller Center swapping its blades for wheels at the new Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace, sales have launched for Central Park’s new DiscOasis, with general admission tickets ranging from $16 to $65.

The “immersive, musical and theatrical roller disco experience” will open on June 16 at the Park’s Wollman Rink, where it will remain through Oct. 1, according to a press release. Created by “experience-based” production studio Constellation Immersive in partnership with Los Angeles Media Fund and events promoter Live Nation, the boroughs’ newest wheeled dance venue will offer not just a place to skate but also “theatrical performances,” as well as live DJs, artists and special guests.

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Nile Rodgers 'HITMAKER' Strat by Fender

Nile Rodgers' Hitmaker Stratocaster is a true vintage rarity. Featuring a 1960 alder body – smaller and more contoured than the average Strat and refinished in Olympic White by Nile himself, a ’59 maple neck and an uncommon hardtail bridge – this unique instrument became an essential ingredient in Nile’s extraordinary rhythm tones. Watch as Nile plays through some of his top hits and dives into the story behind his iconic guitar.


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