Daft Punk: Tron Soundtrack & Surprise Appearance

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They’re back, and they’re even harder, better faster and stronger than before!  Last night, Daft Punk made a surprise appearance at Madison Square Gardens during the Phoenix concert.  Fog filled the stage, and when it cleared, Daft Punk was revealed in their usual attire of suits and futuristic helmets.  They then played a quick set alongside their fellow Frenchmen, Phoenix.

Their appearance coincides with the creation of their soundtrack for the upcoming movie Tron: Legacy.  The Tron: Legacy soundtrack will be released December 7th.  A major coup for all you Daft Punk fans out there waiting for their return.

Click over to www.tronsoundtrack.com for a preview of the new music and a sweet glow-in-the-dark poster we have to have.

Dubber Side of the Moon: Easy Star All-Stars Remixed

Inspired by the burgeoning dub step scene and dub visionaries such as On-U Sound’s Adrian Sherwood and Mad Professor, the Easy Star All-Stars have compiled Dubber Side of the Moon. To be released this Tuesday, Dubber Side is a remix collection of the much lauded reggae smash Dub Side of The Moon. Each track features a unique dub producer exploring spaced-out reggae and bass-heavy remixes of the original Dub Side of the Moon, a reggae tribute to Pink Floyd’s iconic Dark Side of the Moon.

The All-Stars’ resident soundman The Alchemist‘s interpretation of “Money” is a bass bleeder from the start and is probably the track that fits easiest into the dub step category, but Kalbata‘s might be the most innovative mix on the album. Israeli born and signed to Soul Jazz Records, his mix merges the tech sound into dub-step. Boston’s mysterious 10 Ft Ganja Plant also provides roots heavy remixes to the album.

Easy Star All-Stars – “Money” (The Alchemist Remix)
 

Purchase on iTunes (Bonus Track Version)

Duffy: “Well, Well, Well” Video

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Watch the latest video from Duffy, “Well, Well, Well,” off her upcoming sophomore album Endlessly. On this song, she got to collaborate with the busiest band on the planet: The Roots.

Buy the single “Well, Well, Well” on Amazon

New Quincy Jones Track Feat. Ludacris: “Soul Bossa Nostra”

We already gave you a taste of what to expect from Quincy Jones‘ new collaborative album entitled, Q: Soul Bossa Nostra (set for release in November).  Now, here is the album’s title track “Soul Bossa Nostra”, which Ludacris, Naturally 7 and Rudy Currence (signed to DTP) have given a hip hop revamp. Jones’ 1962 single was re-born as the Austin Powers theme song and sampled by Ludacris on his 2005 single “Number One Spot,” which garnered him a VMA.

“Soul Bossa Nostra” feat. Ludacris, Naturally 7 and Rudy Currence

 

More Info and Track Listing

The Beast & Nnenna Freelon’s “Freedom Part 2″ Video off New Album Freedom Suite

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Here is the first video from Freedom Suite, the new project by Nnenna Freelon and The Beast hosted by 9th Wonder, to be posted for free download soon on Okayplayer‘s new jazz-inspired channel The Revivalist. Featured artists on this project of music & words include Phonte, YahZarah, Darien Brockington, Kooley High, Geechi SuedeBranford Marsalis, Amiri Baraka, Questlove, Herbie Hancock, Angela Davis and more.

Directed by Napoleon Wright II, the “Freedom Part 2″ video is a documentary-style short film, which follows The Beast as they volunteer and perform at a Durham-based non profit organization called SEEDS. All proceeds from the performance were donated to SEEDS, an organization which teaches inner-city youth how to plant, grow, harvest and sell crops in their own communities. Learn more about SEEDS here: seedsnc.org

Thanks to our friends at The Couch Sessions for the premiere of this community-spirited video. Keep an eye out for the launch of Okayplayer‘s new site, The Revivalist on October 26th.