Tiësto slams Daft Punk

2013-07-03 21:44
London - Tiësto claims Daft Punk's "music doesn't deliver on the hype".

The DJ - recently named the richest in the world, and voted best in the world in numerous polls - has slammed the secretive French duo, who dress up as robots in public, saying their new album Random Access Memories isn't as good as people think.

He told the Huffington Post: "The Tron soundtrack wasn't that great and this is not great, either.

"But because it's Daft Punk and they're supposed to be cool and they had the amazing pyramid at Coachella [festival] a couple of years ago and the helmets - they're fuckiing cool. But the music doesn't deliver on the hype so much.

"It got so much attention because it's so different and it's an attitude album. It's cool to like Daft Punk. Even if you're not into the song, as soon as you hear Get Lucky, you see all the cool people go, 'Oh yeah, this is cool, that's my song,' and they don't really even enjoy it."

However, Tiësto - real name Tijs Michiel Verwest - added he likes some of Daft Punk's earlier material, such as their Homework album, and solo releases by the group's Thomas Bangalter on his Roulé label, and said he had a good time when he recently met their collaborator, Giorgio Moroder, when he came to one of his concerts.

He said: "He's one of my youth heroes. He came to my show and he stayed the whole set; I played for three hours and he was there for three hours. He's in his seventies and still rocking strong. I was honoured that he came, actually."


  • Chaze Damonze - 2013-07-03 21:51

    Okay that's nice, excuse me while i listen to daft punk...

      Jean Tredoux - 2013-07-04 08:55

      Actually I was very disappointing with their CD, Get lucky is the only good song on that album, people get very touchy when Legends (in their music genre) get insulted but by saying all of this, Daft Punk set trends, Tiesto just follows them!

  • Lohan Felix - 2013-07-04 02:26

    this guy is arrogant fame went to his head..daft punk's music never gets old. around the world was released in 96 and its still a hit so stfu!

      Jean Tredoux - 2013-07-04 09:01

      Yes, agreed, now focus on their current album and tell me if that music can be compared to their previous (much better) tracks?!

  • RM Elegant - 2013-07-04 10:46

    It's better than that garbage called Yeezus

      Metja Ledwaba - 2013-07-04 11:33

      Did you listen to the album?

      RM Elegant - 2013-07-04 11:38

      I did...and went to church (last visited it on Easter) to get "cleansed"

      Mpho Leopeng - 2013-07-04 16:34

      What's that?

      Mpho Leopeng - 2013-07-04 16:38

      I think Kanye does n't know the difference between reality and fantasy. He based this crap on the Kardashians. totally lost it.

      Jaco Bruwer - 2013-07-04 21:20

      Kanye def sold out. Such a fail album.

  • Jonathan William King - 2013-07-05 03:55

    Have to agree with him the new album sucks compared to previous ones.

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