But it’s also that by releasing a record we can do interviews and tell people that they can do it for themselves,“ adds Guy-Man, suddenly maintaining eye contact with a journalist for the first time in the history of newsprint.
I’m The God Damn Pathfinder - A Scott Ryder Fanmix-
A little fanmix I put together for my version of Scott Ryder; these are songs I headcanon him to have on his own playlist! A mix of space-themed pop, rock, rap, old school & acoustic guitar. TBH, it’s 60% proper 40% crack.
Eventually, in desperation, I ask Guy-Man if he agrees with Thomas last answer. “Yes,” he says witheringly. “If I disagree I will tell you.” I ask him why he’s stayed silent. “Silence is better,” he shrugs, and Thomas laughs.
“Daft Punk: the midas touch”, Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, May 19, 2013.
electro space // a mix about space and being part of the stars
1. planisphere-justice 2. nightvision- daft punk 3. sad machine (anamanaguchi remix)- porter robinson 4. seeya-deadmau5 (feat. colleen d'agostino) 5. such great heights- the postal service 6. contact- daft punk 7. flicker-porter robinson 8. music sounds better with you- stardust 9. eros and apollos- studio killers
intro - m83 // chasing kites - iamamiwhoami // contact - daft punk // kitsune - gunship // this time - son lux // recognizer - daft punk // un nouveau soleil - m83 // i need you - m83 // i came running - ancient astronauts // outro - m83
Godmode- transcendence au at the point where it becomes so hilariously far removed from gravity falls canon they’re not even remotely similar stories anymore. cover art by me, please click through and reblog if you like it!
danger zone - amaranthe // immortals - fall out boy // nobody knows - elsiane // oh beautiful town - iamx // slip away - mother mother // lay down - ella henderson // lost cause - imagine dragons // contact - daft punk // envoi - wolfgun
This mix was ostensibly made for my DnD campaign, but mostly it’s just a giant, atmospheric mix about SPACE. Need some SPACE music? Well, here you go! Hopeful songs about SPACE! Ominous songs about SPACE! Songs about having character development in SPACE! Songs about taking selfies and tweeting them to hotties while drunk in SPACE! I got it all covered.
the universe is very big and very complicated.
1. Contact - Daft Punk 2. Temporary - Homestuck 3. New Map - M83 4. Hot Like Dimes - Pretty Lights 5. Satellites - E.M.A. 6. Buzzsaw - Big Giant Circles (feat. Zircon) 7. Plan the Escape - Son Lux 8. Neptune, The Mystic - Isao Tomita 9. A Glorious Dawn (Carl Sagan feat. Stephen Hawking) - Symphony of Science 10. Lifestream - Nobuo Uematsu 11. Prologue - M'Michel 12. Horizon - Assemblage 23 13. Shadow Dancing - Christopher Franke 14. Blade Runner Main Theme - Vangelis 15. The Sun - The Naked and the Famous 16. Tick of the Clock - The Chromatics 17. Earth: The Oldest Computer (Last Night) - Childish Gambino feat. Azealia Banks 18. Wound - Arca 19. The Parish of Space Dust - Gorillaz 20. The Mission: Unexplainable Stories - Cloud Cult
“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”
♢ 01. Intro - The Bravery ♦ 02. Side Q - Longsleeves ♦ 03. Boats & Birds - Gregory and the Hawk ♦ 04. We’re On Our Way - Radical Face ♦ 05. How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep - Bombay Bicycle Club ♦ 06. The Ocean (Moon Version) - The Bravery ♦ 07. Welcome Home (Reprise) - Radical Face ♦ 08. Sweden - C418 ♦ 09. Remember Me - Thomas Bergersen ♦ 10. A Matter of Time - Voicians ♦ 11. Autumn Love - Thomas Bergersen ♦ 12. Subwoofer Lullaby - C418 ♦ 13. Acqua Tofana - Starfighter ♦ 14. Wherever You Are - Ulrich Schnauss ♦ 15. Contact - Daft Punk ♦ 16. Colors (Vocal Version) - Voicians ♦ 17. Cockpit: The Reliant - Starfighter ♦ 18. Stars - Ulrich Schnauss ♢
That’s right. It’s not “Get Lucky”. I can’t deny how damn good that song is or, come to think of it, every song on Random Access Memories is. “Touch”, “Instant Crush” and “Motherboard” have all been big favourites for me this year, and the album has been far-and-away my favourite of the year.
But when it came to picking just one song from that album (a self-imposed rule for these lists), one thing became clear: There’s “Contact”, and then there’s everything else.
I listen to a lot of music, and I’m lucky that I end up quite liking most of the stuff I hear. But this means that the likelihood of finding something that I have a really strong positive reaction to is almost as rare as a unicorn. And “Contact” is a big, big, fucking unicorn of a song.
I mostly listen to music when I’m walking somewhere, at a leisurely pace. Whenever “Contact” comes on my iPod, it doesn’t matter what speed I’m actually walking at; I feel like I’m running. My heartbeat quickens, my breathing becomes deeper, my footsteps get lighter. And all because this song features the greatest build to a crescendo I have ever heard.
It’d be wrong of me to pinpoint the moments that matter. You’ll know ‘em when you hear 'em.
This song is like a trip into space, and it’s little wonder that people on YouTube have been pairing the music with footage of 2001 (but, mystifyingly, not Contact. I mean, clearly that’s the better reference, right? They have the same title and everything! (See that film)).
This is a song that has one simple trick up its sleeve, and its grand enough for that one manoeuvre to give me goosebumps. This is the musical equivalent of a heavenly tunnel bathed in multicoloured light. You can practically hear the synthesizers that made the music having to catch their breath once the song finishes. I hear this, and think I understand the emotions that people went through when Pink Floyd dropped Dark Side of the Moon back in 1973.
This is prog, done in a way that only Daft Punk (assisted by DJ Falcon and Omar Hakim) could provide us. And it’s the best thing I heard all year.
a mostly upbeat mix to aid you in your exploratory travels through space
starships - nicki minaj || zero gravity - echoman || here it goes again - ok go || container park - the chemical brothers || counting stars - onerepublic || spaceman - the killers || space jam - quad city djs || space junk - wolfgang gartner || intergalatic - beastie boys || starman - david bowie || twilight galaxy - metric || the starfleet spaceport - michael giacchino || star trekkin’ - the firm || starlight - muse || jerk it out - caesars || contact - daft punk || galaxy song - monty python || + bonus