Read Diplo’s Twitter Review of Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories”


Diplo, who ranked #28 on Fast Company’s “Most Creative People 2013″ list, recently got through Daft Punk‘s Random Access Memories, and he had some choice words for it. His rant basically describes, as Pigeons & Planes put it, the “gap between who Daft Punk mattered to THEN, who Daft Punk matters to NOW, and who is still trying to figure out why, exactly, Daft Punk matters so much.” It’s damn hard to try and fit Random Access Memories into today’s EDM scene, but with so many people screaming “don’t forget the old days,” we think this will be a vital piece in connecting the dots for young(er) dance music fans and those who came before them.

In any case, Diplo went in, comparing the album to Peter Drake and his singing guitar, saying the Todd Edwards-featured “Fragments of Time” felt like he was “alone at waffle house and the jukebox is broken and only micheal mcdonald plays out of it” (although we’re not sure how many of his followers are actually up on Michael McDonald), and much more. Check out all of the tweets up top, and let us know – have you streamed Random Access Memories yet? What are you thoughts? Do you think today’s EDM fan will “get it,” or is that even an issue?

(Pigeons & Planes)

  • The Colonel

    Sure, Diplo, whatever, brah.

    The day he starts making music that’s not 1000% derivative of what’s already out there, I’ll give a shit about what he has to say about actual musicians.

    • Bon Rosko

      Pretty harsh statement, you can’t just he isn’t a musician.

      • The Colonel

        You can’t just he isn’t?
        Oh yes I can he’s not.

    • Macattaq

      It’s all derivative, even the new Daft Punk album to some extent. So if you’re going to play that card, you should just stop critiquing art in general.

      • The Colonel

        Who’s critiquing art? I’m slagging off Diplo.

        If he’d heard RAM from a boombox in a favela he’d have stolen the tape, mixed it and released it under his own name.

    • pat patterson

      Yeah Diplo, really dude…

      These guys set many trends,

      Diplo just copies trends like Skrillex.