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Daft Punk: Pyramid Scheme

Posted by Amy / August 8, 2007

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Years ago club owners and party throwers realized that one or two guys pushing buttons and/or flipping records behind a console would never be as visually compelling as a live band. The solution? Crazy. Light. Show.

Last night, Daft Punk turned the Bell Centre into the best club in town, hauling enough strobes, lasers, flashers and blinkers to convince show-goers that they had been transported to a futuristic, neon alien universe. A centre-stage pyramid served as both a riser for the two house legends, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, and as the show’s major source of eye-candy. It burned the retinas with everything from swimming rainbows to wistful photos of plants, planets and people. (Click here for a video clip of their London show).

DP was able to make the leap from clubby techno to the pop charts – with enough of a following to warrant booking the Bell Centre - for two reasons. One: They know how to work a crowd. Dressed as inter-galactic robots the duo played over an hour of four-on-the-floor before taking a short break to accept the ecstasy-laden (chemical and emotional) cheers of the near-capacity crowd. The set followed the club formula – build, build, build, explode, mellow, repeat – with flawless timing and energy. Two: Daft Punk’s music is darn catchy. It’s dance (ie Beat) driven, but when a clear vocal line or melody breaks through, it’s the type to get stuck in the head for days.

One more time…

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