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Daft Punk | Tron: Legacy [soundtrack]

During their long tenure as electro's supreme mystery men, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo have seen their high-tech trickery folded into the sound of our world.
Walt Disney (2010)
By  |  November 20, 2010

TRON Legacy update: 'Comi-TRON' and Daft Punk get dark

By now, we've all seen the trailer for Tron Legacy (and that's the most recent incarnation above, in case you're interested). Putting aside the wholly...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  July 23, 2010

Review: DJ Hero

Shortly after DJ Hero ’s release, a couple of craiglist ads popped up from gamers claiming they’ll plug in and play the game at your party for $75 — all you have to provide is the TV and the speakers.
Hit the decks in DJ Hero
By MADDY MYERS  |  November 13, 2009

The Big Hurt: A healthy death

A member of the recently reunited BACKSTREET BOYS — the really Christian one who looks like the Beast from that 1980s Beauty and the Beast TV show — has swine flu. That doesn't even come close to being sufficient punishment for his many aesthetic at
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 16, 2009

The other river rave

When heads deserted the Chinatown-warehouse rave scene in the late '90s, the house loyalists from Soul Clap and Marz Entertainment were still cracking glow sticks.
Soul Clap and Marz bring life to the banks
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 19, 2009

French tickler

"The French language is perfect for talking about sex," muses hirsute Parisian singer and electronic-musician Sébastien Tellier.
Voulez-vous coucher avec Sébastien Tellier?
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 30, 2009


Year in National Pop: New attitudes

Are we fated to pretend?
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 22, 2008

Nervous energy

“If I actually stopped to think about what’s going on, I’d probably shit myself,” says James Rushent, singer/bassist for UK electro-rock quartet Does It Offend You, Yeah?
The unlikely rise of Does It Offend You, Yeah?
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  August 26, 2008

Socks appeal

Rico swaggers down the aisle of the Art House Theatre in Provincetown, oozing confidence and brazenly flirting with the cheering women who’ve claimed every available seat for the sold-out show.
Drag kings flip the script on gender impersonation. We go undercover to get to the meat of the matter.
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  July 09, 2008

Winning losers

Every last one of you who votes in our Best Music Poll is a treasure; but blessed are those who write-in.
Stand up for your write(-ins)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 07, 2008

The French are coming

The launch of an extensive North American tour sponsored by MySpace that comes to the Paradise this Saturday.
Justice and Busy P bring the Ed Banger sound to Boston
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  March 10, 2008


Déjà vu

Prepare yourselves: R.E.M. have decided to become a rock band again.
Spring Arts Preview: R.E.M., B-52’s, Counting Crows, Breeders: what year is it again?
By MATT ASHARE  |  March 10, 2008

Melancholy holiday

Given their predilection for moody, textural, electro-organic soundscapes and songs that resonate with melancholy disillusionment, Mobius Band don’t seem the type to buy into a Hallmark holiday.

Downloadable Valentines from Mobius Band

By MATT ASHARE  |  February 19, 2008

Basstown throwdown

Although we’re still shivering in the icy depths of winter, things are heating up for Basstown Productions.
Diplo, Electroma , Morgan Louis, and more
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  February 19, 2008

Boys Noize

Aficionados and connoisseurs of dance music qua dance music will find Oi Oi Oi a potent, concentrated dose of the undiluted pure stuff.
Oi Oi Oi | Last Gang
By ANDREW GRAHAM  |  January 07, 2008

From ’Ye to mixtapes

To get the full taste of where hip-hop is at, you also have to seek out the unofficial releases, the mixtapes, which often have a bigger impact than the official albums.
Hip-hop: 2007 in review
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  December 17, 2007


Daft Punk

When a huge cheer goes up in recognition of “Around the World,” it’s tempting to join in at home.
Alive 2007 | Virgin
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  December 10, 2007

The live rap album

December is the time of year when the new album well dries up and gives way to a deluge of novelty releases.
There are a few, and Mr. Lif has one of the best
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  December 05, 2007

Résumé: Selected + Mixed by Citizen Crew

The French labels Kitsune, Ed Banger, and Institubes have clogged dance bins with aggro, monochromatic, twitchy filter metal.
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  October 08, 2007

Happy endings

The end is nigh! And I’m not talking about the mortgage market.
Bad news begets good tunes
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 12, 2007

Simian Mobile Disco

After spinning and remixing everyone else’s tracks, Simian Mobile Disco are finally debuting their own.
Attack Decay Sustain Release | Interscope
By ROQUE STREW  |  September 12, 2007


VHS or Beta

The wordless, minute-long opener “Euglama,” though — that’s worth digging.
Bring On the Comets | Astralwerks
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  August 20, 2007


Vice like the magazine or Vice like Miami?
† | Vice
By ANDREW GRAHAM  |  August 20, 2007


Here at Up All Day, I’ve done my damndest to tell you about the local history of dance sounds.
3 new hot producers talk tracks
By DAVID DAY  |  August 07, 2007

Reaching climax

Ten years after the release of their classic debut, Homework , Daft Punk embark on a long-awaited tour across America with only seven dates on its roster.
Daft Punk, WaMu Theater, Seattle, WA, July 29, 2007
By VICKI SIOLOS  |  August 03, 2007

Basstown tales

As Boston goes, the origin stories of superstar DJs are few and far between.
Superstar DJ/producer Armand Van Helden’s Boston story
By DAVID DAY  |  May 21, 2007


Gallantly Streaming

There’s been a lot of talk about “clubrap” as the new sound rockin’ indie and European dance floors alike.
A selection of brand-spankinh new jawns
By DAVID DAY  |  May 18, 2007

Blog house in Basstown

The Internet. Just a series of tubes. When things get humming on the Web, however, they can start singing real quick. Jawn P's "Blood Count (Snippet)" (mp3)
Allston ’net sensations Plus Move, plus Jawn P
By DAVID DAY  |  April 25, 2007

Ed Rec Vol. 2

Mainstream French house might give you sugar-coated lollipops next Halloween, but Ed Banger is all apples and razor blades.
Ed Rec Vol. 2 | Ed Banger Records
By MATTHEW GASTEIER  |  April 23, 2007

Linwood bounce

Beat Research is going large this Friday with Bouncement, a party of extreme bass sound and huge beats with an experimental touch. Juelz Santana, "Santana's Town (Ghislain Poirier remix)" (mp3)
Beat Research goes big; 7L skates and Dudley rocks
By DAVID DAY  |  March 27, 2007