A Daft Punk live show has been recreated in VR.
Uploaded to YouTube yesterday (22nd), shortly after French duo Daft Punk, made up of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, announced they would be splitting after 28 years, Daft Punk’s Alive live show from 2007 is now available to experience in Virtual Reality.
The live show, which took place at RockNess Festival 2007, has been recreated by YouTube user Flip Reality, and features some of the duo’s biggest hits, including ‘Technologic’, ‘Harder Better Faster Stronger’, ‘Around The World’ and ‘One More Time’.
“A few years back I recreated this stage while learning the Unity SDK for Vinyl Reality,” Flip Reality said. “I decided to then also use the stage to do a full show where I had to DJ Daft Punk’s full set behind the stage as well as control the cameras.”
You can check out the show below, and you can download this stage to DJ with here https://vinylreality.mod.io/.
Daft Punk formed in Paris in 1993. Their debut album, ‘Homework’, was released in 1997, featuring hit singles including ‘Around the World’ and ‘Da Funk’. Their follow up, ‘Discovery’, is seen by many as one of the most important dance music releases of this — or any — era, a record that anticipated the digital music age, the pivotal importance of video content and the growth of the online fan club.
Their most recent album, ‘Random Access Memories’, was the best-selling dance music album on vinyl of the decade. An unseen Daft Punk show from the duo’s Alive 2007 tour also recently appeared online.
Revisit our 2018 Solid Gold feature, where DJ Mag’s Ben Cardew explores how Daft Punk’s ‘Discovery’ reshaped dance music for the digital age.