New VR experience of Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’ launches in LA

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’ tour pyramid stage and live circus acts.

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

The sensory experience lasts around two and a half hours with three debuts running at Los Angeles’ Wisdome — an impressive 12,000-capacity specially designed VR venue.

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“CONTACT is a multisensory dance party meets immersive space opera inspired by the legendary duo: Daft Punk,” according to a statement from VRscout.

“This cutting-edge original narrative production works with an evolving roster of best-in-class DJs and multidisciplinary performers for the ultimate tribute to Daft Punk’s legacy. Join two DJ robots from the future on a journey through the cosmos!”

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

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

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

Becky Buckle is Mixmag’s Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter

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