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Daft Love Mix! (Updated)

So a while ago I posted a mix I made based on a few Daft Punk love songs.  Well I liked it so much (I did make this primarily for myself) I expanded it.  It’s now two hours long!  I also cleaned up a few of the transitions.  The new and improved “Daft Love” mix!  Lots of Daft Punk, Louis La Roche, and French house love going on, enjoy!

And the sweet cover art was designed by my friend Chris.  It turned out ten times better than anything I could have done.  Check out his music and art blog, Catchy as a Cactus!

Download The Mix Here!

Tracklist:

1. Charlie Chaplin’s “The Barber Speech” – The Great Dictator (1940)

2. So Much Love to Give – Together

3. Together – Together

4. Love – Louis La Roche

5. Push The Feeling On – The Nightcrawlers

6. Don’t Stop Til’ You Get Enough – Michael Jackson

7. Chord Memory (Daft Punk Mix) – Ian Pooley

8. Indo Silver Club – Daft Punk

9. Spinal Scratch – Thomas Bangalter

10. Vertigo (Virgo Edit) – Alan Braxe

11. Unplugged – DJ Falcon

12. Distant Lovers – Louis La Roche

13. Music Sounds Better With You – Stardust

14. Fresh – Daft Punk

15. On The Floor – Louis La Roche

16. You Don’t Know Me – Armand Van Helden

17. Peach – Louis La Roche

18. Rhumba – Le Knight Club

19. Boogie Shell – Le Knight Club

20. Soul Bells – Le Knight Club

21. Nymphae Song – Le Knight Club

22. If You Give Me The Love I Want – Le Knight Club

23. Sunshine Hotel – Louis La Roche

24. Easy Love – MSTRKRFT

25. Cross the Dancefloor – Treasure Fingers

26. Honeymoon – DJ Falcon

27. In My Arms – Mylo

28. Untitled – DJ Falcon

29. Get On Down – Louis La Roche

30. September 99 – Earth, Wind, & Fire

31. Get Down On It – Kool & The Gang

32. Life Is Sweet (Daft Punk Mix) – The Chemical Brothers

33. Beating Hearts (Louis La Roche Remix) – Ocelot

34. Voyager – Daft Punk

35. Little Red Corvette – Prince

36. Something About Us – Daft Punk

6th Sense – We Don’t Stop!

This track is pretty hot.  I would love to see more hip-hop producers sample Daft Punk.  I love the results on this one.  Silky smooth, soulful, chill, and pure awesome.  Check it out:

Willow Smith Brings It!

Damn, and I thought Bieber was young.  Not only is this track sick, but the singer is none other than Will Smith’s nine year old daughter, Willow Smith.  Yes, nine!  Unbelievable, and this track goes hard as hell!  It is unfair how much talent that family has.  Check out her radio interview below with Ryan Seacrest and Jay-Z.  And follow the link to Willow’s website to hear the track!  Jay compares her to a young Michael Jackson…big words.  But, don’t forget who else’s career Jay-Z is responsible for.  That’s right, Rihanna.  Get ’em Willow!

I Love Louis La Roche!

I can’t stop listening to this kid’s music.  Yes, kid.  The guy’s only 19 years old!  He’s already got a few EP’s out, my personal favorite being his debut, The Peach. He currently has an album in the works and the first single, My Turn, is due out very soon.  I initially came across his work because one of his tracks, Love, was mistaken as an unreleased Daft Punk song.  Not bad.  His stuff has a lot of disco, 90’s house, and french touch vibes.  I honestly can’t think of a better combination of styles.  Not to mention his remix work is absolutely phenomenal.  Expect big things from Louis La Roche!

Louis’ website!

MySpace!

Daft Love Mixtape

So a while back I posted a fun playlist inspired by Daft Punk love songs.  Well, I took that idea a lot further and ended up with this awesome mixtape.  I call it “Daft Love”.  It’s a little French house, a little disco and a lot of fun.  If this doesn’t make you happy, nothing will.  Enjoy!

Download Here!

“Daft Love” Tracklist:

1. Charlie Chaplin’s “The Barber Speech” – The Great Dictator (1940)

2. So Much Love to Give – Together

3. Together – Together

4. Love – Louis La Roche

5. Push The Feeling On – The Nightcrawlers

6. Don’t Stop Til’ You Get Enough – Michael Jackson

7. Chord Memory (Daft Punk Mix) – Ian Pooley

8. Indo Silver Club – Daft Punk

9. Spinal Scratch – Thomas Bangalter

10. Vertigo (Virgo Edit) – Alan Braxe

11. Unplugged – DJ Falcon

12. Distant Lovers – Louis La Roche

13. Music Sounds Better With You – Stardust

14. Fresh – Daft Punk

15. On The Floor – Louis La Roche

16. You Don’t Know Me – Armand Van Helden

17. Peach – Louis La Roche

18. Beating Hearts (Louis La Roche Remix) – Ocelot

19. Voyager – Daft Punk

20. Something About Us – Daft Punk

Finished Daft Punk Helmet!

So this took me all summer to complete, but it’s finally done!  Halloween (or random car rides) here we come!

Basic process is as follows:

Followed this guide for a while:  The Daft Club – Helmet Guide – Thanks to you!

Note – Stay away from the bondo fiberglass resin.  You want bondo automotive body filler.  The fiberglass resin is practically impossible to sand.

Then after that I roughly followed this guide: Volpin Props – Mold Guide – And thanks to you!

Note – Use lots of registration keys like this guide!  I only used two and I ended up having a lot of trouble getting the mother mold to work properly.

And then once I obtained a decent resin pull, I had to bondo the thing to make sure it was nice and smooth.  Then I used the black gloss base and chrome paint from Alclad II.  It is intended to be sprayed on through an air gun, which unfortunately I don’t have and real chroming is way too expensive for me.  So I painted it on and I really like the brushed look my helmet has.

Finally, the visor.  This was a huge pain in the ass to get to work.  I used a sheet of acrylic I bought at home depot.  Cut it down to size, then melted it down over the grill.  While it was still soft, I formed it to the curve of the visor.  This took about eight tries to get right.  Leave it on the grill too long and it starts to bubble.  Lay it flat on a baking sheet and it melts to the imperfections in the sheet, leaving me with a bunch of marks.  Finally, I rigged the acrylic to two metal clamps and laid that over the grill.  This made sure that the acrylic stayed suspended in mid-air.  Finally!  Then I had to slowly trim it to size.  Then I used car-window tint on the visor.

And, we’re finally done.  I had a lot of fun with this project.  I’m a huge fan of Daft Punk, obviously…and this is about as far as I think I can take this obsession.  All in all, it kept me busy during the summer and I gained a lot of experience.  I learned how to work with a router, bondo car body filler, spot putty, mold-making, resin plastic castings, and more sanding than I care to remember.  Everyone loves robots, so I hope you like it!

My Unfinished Daft Punk Helmet!

I know a lot of people have kept blogs about their progress on these projects, but frankly I don’t have the patience.  Anyway, here’s the progress thus far.  I have an awesome original model, a really good mold, and one terrible lumpy resin pull.  I’m gonna try again as soon I get the chance.  Check it out!