[Video] Daft Punk: “Instant Crush” (feat. Julian Casablancas)

Daft Punk has been slowly rolling out visuals for their 2013 hit album Random Access Memories. Today, the pair dropped the latest, a video for “Instant Crush” featuring The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas. The video has a very Flashdance feel to it that mimics the 80s synth vibes of the track and follows Casablancas on a sort of museum love story that is thwarted by the moving of one of the statues. Plenty of spotlights, bad haircuts and leather jackets and torn jeans to go around.

Ever see a Daft Punk performance, video, commercial or the like and wonder what the hell is under those helmets? The dance music DJs protective head gear has evolved over the years in dramatic fashion and Electronic Dance Music publication MixMag has all the answers you could ever want about the iconic coverings that Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo are almost perpetually seen wearing. Some of the notes from the video include mentions that Homem-Christo’s helmet is made by the same people who invented the Jumbotron. Pretty heavy stuff. Check out both videos here below.

Jake Krzeczowski

Jake Krzeczowski is a writer based in Chicago. Since graduating from the University of Iowa in 2012 he has written for the likes of The Chicago Sun Times, Complex Magazine, and Elevator Magazine.

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