This could be interesting…..
This could be interesting…..
Appears to have been a successful scam pulled off in Shanghai, China surrounding a “secret” Daft Punk concert that was schedule for February 13th. 3800 people apparently bought tickets over the course of a couple of days at 500 RMB a pop ($70-80). A Facebook group has popped up recently dedicated to the issue. The photographs below were taken by surveillance camera at the ticket office the scammers rented.
Daft Punk have issued an official response:
“DENIAL. Daft Punk is not playing in Shangri. The band are not touring this year, and at no point were they approached for this show, and at no point was there ever a possibility that they would do such a show.
The band and those around them were made aware of the scam in the last day or so, and are very upset that there are crooks out there trying to rip off the bands loyal fans.
The bands representatives are currently looking into what future action can be taken regarding the fraudsters responsible for the current scam. Daft Punk are looking forward to visiting and performing in China as part of their next world tour, in 2010 or 2011.”
So while we are saddened by this event we are excited that they are in the studio working on material and planning on hitting the road again to promote it. For our fellow Daft Punk fans and to the folks who were duped by this scam we give you a couple of recordings to keep us going.
Daft Punk – Essential Info (Daft Trax)
Paul Johnson – Summer Heat (Peacefrog)
Armand Van Helden – Funk Phenomena (Henry Street)
CZR – Chicago Southside (1HR)
Artist Unknown – Git Down Saturday (Dance 6)
Remix Delux #1 – Dee’s Knots [Remix] (Delux)
Parris Mitchell – Ghetto Shout Out (Dance Mania)
Daft Punk – Teachers (Daft Trax/Virgin)
Martin Luther King – I Have A Dream (20th Century)
The Godson EP – Drum Patterns & Memories (K.D.J)
Jammin Gerald – Get The Ho’94 (Dance Mania)
DJ Attack – Da Way U Work (U.C.)
Thomas Bangalter – Spinal Scratch (Roule)
Tha West Siders – Waxscratch Trax (Dance Mania)
Fantom – Faithful (Source)
I.Cube – Disco Cubizm (Versatile)
Daft Punk – Rock ‘n’ Roll (Daft Trax/Virgin)
Cajmere – Only 4 U (Cajual)
Trankilou – Champagne (Kif S.A.)
Artist Unknown – And Da Beat Goes On (Dance 6)
DJ Funk & Gerald – Hold Up (Universal Funk)
Ween – Freedom Of ’76 (Flying Nun)
Zdar & Boombass – Foxy Lady (Cassius)
Gusto – Disco’s Revenge (Bumble Beats)
DJ Deeon – Deeon Doez Disco (Dance Mania)
Sweet – Somebody’s Watching (White)
Da Mongoloids – Spark Da Meth (Strickly Rhythm)
Roller Rink 2000 – Stining (Kumba)
Roy Davies Jr – Gabrielle (Large)
Robert J Hairston – Preacher Man
Daft Punk – Around The World (Daft Trax/Virgin)
Kenny Dixon Jr – U Can Dance If U Want 2 (K.D.J)
GRAMMY nominated producer/remixer Deadmau5 has just released a new app for the iPhone and iPod touch. The application allows users to mix and remix using ten exclusive tracks (from Deadmau5). You can apply delays, effects, rewinds, cuts, and more.
Rave on! This one is a banger. London’s Fazhands has a few original productions as well as a handful of remixes bouncing around. Looking forward to seeing what comes from this young (19 years old) producer in the coming year. Thanks to our friends at KIDCITY for the heads up.
Norwegian Casiokids are releasing a series of double A sided 7″ vinyl EP’s over the course of the year. ‘Fot I Hose’ is just one of those dance-indie-pop tunes that you cant get out of your head after hearing it for the first time. Lots of European radio play and extensive touring are helping to fuel the buzz. The EP will be released on Moshi Moshi on March 2nd.