Daniel Vangarde is an artist, writer, and producer behind an array of releases that range from the wildly obscure to the instantly familiar, like Ottawan's 'D.I.S.C.O'. Vangarde had retired from music years ago, relocating to a remote fishing village in northern Brazil, after losing interest in music. However, at the age of 75, he is having a career-spanning compilation released. Because Music was keen to release the compilation, partly due to the success of his son, Thomas Bangalter, until recently one half of Daft Punk. Alexis Petridis brings the exciting story.

Daft Punk’s catalog brought in $6.4 million in revenue annually over the last four years, which would make $1.883 million in artist royalties for the band, according to Billboard estimates. Parisian duo's catalog averaged around 317,000 album consumption units a year; also their last tour of 2007 has made them $20-40 million. Billboard also makes interesting estimates on possible earnings: a two-weekend headliner set at Coachella would have easily netted them $12 million minus costs, while at least 10 other major global festivals would have likely paid $5 million to $6 million per set. Pairing those festival appearances with a select stadium tour could have grossed the duo $3 million a night allowing them to surpass the $100 million mark by playing 35 to 40 shows in a single year.

"The style Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo minted on their 1997 debut album Homework – house music heavy on the filter effect, which involved the bass or treble on the track gradually fading in and out, mimicking a DJ playing with the equalisation on a mixer; drums treated with sidechain compression, so that the beats appeared to punch through the sound, causing everything else on the track to momentarily recede – is now part of pop’s lingua franca" - Guardian's Alexis Petridis argues in his article.

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February 22, 2021

Daft Punk split

Parisian duo Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, who gave us some of the most popular dance and pop songs ever made, have split, Pitchfork reports. Daft Punk broke the news with an 8-minute video titled 'Epilogue', excerpted from their 2006 film 'Electroma'.


All Music made a selection of single-artist soundtracks, some lesser-known scores, worthy of a listen. It's all great, different kinds of soundtracks, being it 'Virgin Suicides' by Air, 'Tron Legacy' by Daft Punk, 'Death Wish 2' by Dan the Automator, or 'Dead Man' by Neil Young.

BBC revealed the 10 most played songs on UK TV and radio of the last decade:

10. 'Sex On Fire' - Kings Of Leon

9. 'Forget You' - CeeLo Green

8. 'Counting Stars' - One Republic

7. 'Uptown Funk' - Mark Ronson, ft Bruno Mars

6. 'I Gotta Feeling' - Black Eyed Peas

5. 'Can't Stop The Feeling!' - Justin Timberlake

4. 'Get Lucky' - Daft Punk, ft Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers

3. 'Moves Like Jagger' - Maroon 5, ft Christina Aguilera

2. 'Rolling In The Deep' - Adele

1. 'Happy' - Pharrell Williams

What may be the most comprehensive exhibition ever assembled about the history of electronic music is taking place in France’s capital in the Philharmonie de Paris. Guardian's Alexis Petridis visited the Electro: From Kraftwerk to Daft Punk, and liked it a lot: "Two years in the making, Electro is a pretty overwhelming audiovisual experience". So […]