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I vote yes.
must be about ten years since daft punk surfaced. do they sound dated now?
chems sounded a bit dated in the just-after-big-beat era, but now those records (block rockin beats, music response, out of control, chemical beats etc) sound timeless. i guess they'll go thru a phase of sounding just-out-of-fashion like anything. the prodigy are another example.
So a resounding yes.
by numbers big beat pop tat for couples on the way to MFI on a bank holiday sunday. i think his best remix work (the renegade master for one) is not only still fresh sounding but still influential. see, oddly enough JUSTICE's franz FALLEN remix from 2 years ago.
but so will most current music
Daft Punk beat them to it.
I quite like it now, and it's very 80s/early 90s.
I hate D.A.N.C.E. though.
and your 2nd point too.
ten years is an age away
But ten years is a long time. It will be out of and then back into fashion in that period.
some dance music made in the early 80s still sounds fresh now
Like, retro. I wonder whether retro bands sound good in the future or not.
If by "dated" you mean naff, then no.
If by "dated" you mean of an era, then so what.
Exit Planet Dust is 13 years old and still kicks it.
Jilted Generation would scare the sh!t outta most supermarket indie fans.
I've gone on about this before, but the broad "Post-Punk" -> "Indie-dance" -> "Big/Beat" -> "Electroclash" -> "Nu-Rave" vein has an incredibly rich and inventive lineage that has more of the spirit of punk than most 'punk' bands and offers more to the pop world than most 'pop' bands. Justice are flying the flag.
I'll take Jesus Jones, Lo-Fi Allstars, Death In Vegas & LCD Soundsystem over The Wonder Stuff, The Verve, The Libertines & The View any day.
Fair enough on the pelters at the by-numbers Fatboy Slim though.
nobody mentions Death in Vegas on here and they're such a good band. The Contino Sessions is a classic album.
Daft Punk changed the face of dance music production with Discovery (purists will claim Homework did, but they'll be wrong, Homework merely laid the foundations with some genre crossing - Discovery hammered it in). Discovery, for all its overplayed singles, is still nothing short of a revelation, and one Daft Punk themselves couldn't hope to outdo, so didn't bother (Human After All), making a throw-away record that ultimately proved its usefulness as mashup material for their own stuff in the astounding Alive 2007 shows, which anyone who attended would rate as one of the finest live experiences of all time, some people even claiming better than key Stones gigs in the 70s. That's fucking rock'n'roll.
Good dance music never dates. In fact of almost all genres it's the least affected by dating. Justice might be at worst a contraction of the sound Daft Punk layed down with Discovery, but their stuff will still be as listenable and thrilling in 10 years time as it is today, as Discovery continually proves.
"some people even claiming better than key stones gigs in the 70s."
what are you on about? who the hell went to see the stones in the 70s and daft punk in 2007?
the daft punk bercy 2007 show was great, though.
but after watching that DVD, I hope in ten years time they're nicer people.
just not at all. I could remember the 90s thinking all dance music was naff and dated when it was new, most electronic has caught up with the present now.
a divisive issue here with no real consensus
You're probably right, it probably won't.
but i dont think they'll ever sound cringey and naff and weak