When Pharrell, visiting Paris, first sang his verse for “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk told him to “sing it again, again, again,” Pharrell recalls. “Then I did four or five more takes, they picked what they liked, then I sang each of those parts over and over. The robots are perfectionists.” Daft Punk hired choirs, string sections, trumpeters and pedal-steel players; they recorded sound effects on the foley stage at Warner Bros. They played parts themselves, then paid session pros who’d worked on Thriller and Off the Wall to play them better. They coaxed vocals from guests like Panda Bear and Julian Casablancas; Chic mastermind Nile Rodgers played guitar on three tracks. They flew to legendary recording studios in New York and Los Angeles, like Electric Lady and Henson, to capture the unique sounds and vibes of the classic rooms. Wherever they went, they kept the mics running, capturing freewheeling jams – “We had Ampex reels everywhere,” says Guy de Homem-Christo – that they edited later using Pro Tools, conjuring songs out of the footage “like we were making a film,” Thomas Bangalter says. “There are songs that span two and a half years and five different studios.”
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Daft Punk amazes me. If I ever got into music this would be the only way I’d want to
The Notorious B.I.G. would have been 41 years old today. Read our 1995 feature on the Brooklyn hustler-turned-rapper.
Given recent allegations that 3 military service members — all who are in charge of sexual assault programs — committed sexual assaults, Fox News has seriously underreported the topic. While MSNBC spent nearly 5 hours on it in the last 2 weeks, Fox News spent less than 19 minutes.
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This week’s new issue of TIME, hitting newsstands and tablets Friday, May 24, is dedicated to covering the devastation that followed the pivotal 16 minutes between when sirens first alerted Moore residents and when the tornado touched down.
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Love this robot lesbian
How the fuck do you post GIF’s
Taylor Swift reaction to Selena & Beiber.
Breaking: Yahoo’s board of directors has approved a $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr, according to reports by the Wall Street Journal.
Holy shit that much?
So Yahoo is buying Tumblr. Let’s hope they don’t fuck it up.
God bless or god damn
Just as Marvin Gaye moved from What’s Going On to Let’s Get It On, from the austere to the ecstatic, Janet, every bit as serious-minded as Marvin, moved from Rhythm Nation to janet., her statement of sexual liberation.
janet. was released 20 years ago today.
Man Ray - Hands painted by Picasso (1935)
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She is so beautiful.