Anatomy of a Mashup: Definitive Daft Punk visualised

You all know Daft Punk, right? But have you seen the anatomy of the a Daft Punk mashup? A little side project for Sydney-based web technologist Cameron Adams to give the general public a better understanding of the minute details and nuances that go into constructing a complex mashup from tiny pieces of songs.

Using “Definitive Daft Punk,” a 7-minute mashup that he created himself based on Daft Punk’s complete discography, he exposes the entire structure of the 23-song piece, revealing everything from the cutting and layering to levels and equalisation.

Anatomy of a Mashup Definitive Daft Punk visualised

Okay, so now for the science bit. What is a mashup I hear some of you ask? A mashup is a song created by blending two or more other songs. The more complex a mashup gets, the harder it is to distinguish the parts that are being used to create what you’re hearing.

Anatomy of a Mashup Definitive Daft Punk visualised

Anatomy of a Mashup Definitive Daft Punk visualised

Watch the screen to see the entire mashup, composed using the latest HTML5 and CSS3 technology visualized in real-time = geeky goodness.

(Thanks to HypeBeast for the additional info)


Having worked in design for the past decade, Daniel started as a discussion of timeless, modernist product design. Trained as a graphic designer, he also has an avid interest in typography. You can follow him on Twitter @ateliertally.


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