Thursday, March 11, 2010

In Search of Digital Love

A 63-minute aural exploration of Daft Punk's 2001 masterpiece, "Digital Love." What started out as a simple idea for a podcast with a few interviews and a few music clips evolved into a pseudo-documentary, before finally taking shape as a sort of critical mashup. Give it a listen (though be forewarned: some of the mp3-derived sound quality is negligible-bordering-on-terrible... some of the messiness is deliberate too, of course). (Available as an MP3.)

Big thanks to the following participants -- these brave souls who followed my wacky (mostly indescribable, even to myself) hunch and made this entire operation feasible. (Not to mention a heck of a lot of fun to compile.)

  • Brian MacDonald
  • Michaelangelo Matos
  • Nate Patrin

  • Geoffrey Baines
  • Phil Dellio
  • Jonathan Delvecchio (Ukranian/French)
  • Lindsey Donovan
  • Ahmed Egeh (Somali)

    TRACKLIST (In order of appearance)
    -Eric B & Rakim, "Paid in Full" (Coldcut remix)
    -Elegants, Little Star"
    -Madonna, "Nobody's Perfect"
    -Miracle Fortress, "Digital Love" (cover)
    -Musical Youth, "Pass the Dutchie"
    -Mad Mix Mustang, "Is this Digital Love" (Bob Marley vs Daft Punk)
    -Beastie Boys, "Hold It Now, Hit It"
    -Algeronics remix of "Digital Love"
    -Gattobus, "Digital Love" (cover)
    -Alphabeat, "Digital Love" (cover)
    -George Duke, "I Love You More"
    -Grandmaster Flash, "Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel"
    -Derek & the Dominoes, "Layla"
    -The Orb, "Little Fluffy Clouds"
    -Gary Wright, "Dream Weaver"
    -Keri Chandler, "Digital Love Affair"
    -Red Hot Disco Express LP (feat. Gino Soccio et al.)
    -Pure Power! LP (feat. Sylvers et al.)
    -Kraftwerk, "Ohm Sweet Ohm"
    -ELO, "Strange Magic"
    -Olivia Newton-John, "Magic"
    -Pilot, "Magic"
    -Heart, "Magic Man"
    -10CC, "I'm Not in Love"
    -Air, "Remember"
    -CJ Connection, "Digital Love/September" (Daft Punk vs. EWF)
    -Earth, Wind and Fire, "September"
    -Schoolly-D, "Get Your Filas On"
    -Sku, "Digital Love" (cover)
    -DJ Shoe, "Digital mashup" (Fifth Dimension/Peter, Paul & Mary/Everly Brothers/Sugababes)
    -Majors, "A Wonderful Dream"
    -Mayhem, "Digital Love" (talkbox cover)
    -Vocaleers, "Is it a Dream"
    -Fred Astaire, "Dream Dancing"
    -Drastic Harmonic Sessions, "Digital Love" (cover)
    -Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder, "Together in Electric Dreams"
    -Giorgio Moroder, "The Duel"
    -Lali Puna, "Together in Electric Dreams"
    -Hell Electric remix of "Digital Love"
    -unknown [via Youtube], Daft Punk vs. Kylie Minogue ("Wow")
    -Buggles, "Video Killed the Radio Star"
    -Les 100 Plus Grands LP advertisement (feat. Village People)
    -Steve Winwood, "The Finer Things"
    -Shangri-Las, Give Him a Great Big Kiss"
    -Zapp, "Computer Love"
    -Supertramp, "Dreamer"
    -Supertramp, "The Logical Song"
    -- Piano breakdown mashup featuring: Hell Electric/Miracle Fortress/DJ Nicky T (DP vs. Sean Kingston)/Hatsune Miku Kagamine Rin/Drastic Harmonic Sessions/The Situationists
    -Tommy Edwards, "It's All in the Game"
    -Hall Starz, "Digital Love" (cover)
    -Peter Frampton, "Do You Feel Like We Do"
    -Daft Punk, "Robot Rock"
    -Daft Punk, "Digital Love"