New VR Experience of Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’ Launches in LA – News

A new virtual reality experience inspired by Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’ has launched in Los Angeles.

CONTACT includes virtual performances of the French duo’s 2013 album, a VR dome reminiscent of Daft Punk’s ‘Alive 2007’ pyramid stage, and live circus acts.

Resident DJs (dressed up as the Robots, of course) will treat attendees to a continuous mix of tracks from the record against the backdrop of 360-degree visuals.

The sensory experience lasts approximately two and a half hours with three debuts in Los Angeles’ Wisdome – an impressive purpose-designed VR venue with 12,000 capacity.

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“CONTACT is a multisensory dance party and immersive space opera inspired by the legendary duo: Daft Punk,” said a statement from VRScout.

“This groundbreaking original narrative production works with an evolving roster of the best DJs and multidisciplinary artists for the ultimate tribute to Daft Punk’s legacy. Take a journey through the cosmos with two DJ robots from the future!”

Earlier this year, Daft Punk teased all of their 5.3 million YouTube subscribers with a rarely seen video revealing the storyboard behind the iconic music video ‘Around The World’.

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The song, released in 1997, which was accompanied by a video directed by French director Michel Gondry, now has some 19 million views on YouTube. The video originally appeared only on a DVD released the same year.

The first VR experience ran last night with two more shows continuing tonight and tomorrow. Buy tickets here.

Becky Buckle is Mixmag’s digital intern, follow her Twitter

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