These of us residing in 2016 didn’t understand how good we had it. There have been loads of dwell concert events to attend and the world round you appeared considerably acquainted. What the inhabitants of 2016 additionally had was the promise of recent Daft Punk music, who simply yesterday announced that they are hanging up their helmets and retiring the mission. Whereas the groundbreaking digital duo of Man-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter hadn’t launched an album since 2013’s Random Entry Recollections, the announcement nonetheless got here as a shock to devoted followers world wide who remained hopeful of an impending tour/album from the mysterious group.
As tributes to the inspirational duo got here flooding in from throughout the globe, famous dwell music videographer mk devo took a glance into his archives for his personal eulogy for Daft Punk. This got here within the type of Dopapod‘s cowl of “Robotic Rock” from the band’s 12/30/16 live performance at the Madison Theater in Covington, KY. Taken from Daft Punk’s 2005 Human After All album, Dopapod segues the observe into a canopy of Pink Floyd‘s “One other Brick In The Wall, Half Two”.
Whereas this pairing of Daft Punk and Pink Floyd could appear a bit mismatched, it stands as a testomony to the duo’s affect. Human After All discovered Daft Punk exploring the influences of storage rock and different lo-fi instrumentalism. Although this initially got here as a shock to many followers of the group’s origins in home music, it served as merely a warning shot of issues to return as Daft Punk continued to discover new genres. It additionally matches completely into the wheelhouse and influences of Dopapod, a band that skillfully toes the road between rock and digital—amongst different kinds—thus drawing in followers from either side of the aisle.
Watch Dopapod cowl “Robotic Rock” by Daft Punk and segue it into Pink Floyd’s “One other Brick In The Wall, Half Two” at Madison Theater in 2016.
Dopapod – “Robotic Rock” (Daft Punk) -> “One other Brick In The Wall, Half Two” (Pink Floyd) – Covington, KY – 12/30/16
[Video: mk devo]