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  • Writer's pictureTom Nash

Daft Punk’s Coachella universe: Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers, Kanye West, The Weeknd... | #31

In this episode, co-hosts Tom Nash and Vanessa Franko and guest Caleb Aldrich talk about the breakup of Daft Punk and the influence the French robots had on dance music and the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, including:

  • Daft Punk's legendary Coachella 2006 performance in the Sahara Tent, including what was written about it at the time and how it became the stuff of legend.

  • Daft Punk's imprint on dance music and EDM and how they straddled the rock and dance worlds, influencing later artists like Justice, Parcels and L'Imperatrice.

  • Daft Punk's many connections to the festival, from inspiring Kanye West to co-writing hits with 2018 headliner The Weeknd.

  • Daft Punk's final album, "Random Access Memories," and its deep ties to Coachella, from its promotional video to performances from Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.

  • How Arcade Fire punked everyone with "Paft Dunk" at Coachella 2014.

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