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Daft Punk leak new track online, Redditors claim

Could it be true…?

Daft Punk have leaked a new track online — or so claim Reddit users.

Rumours were swirling on the popular online forum of a supposed Daft Punk track posted to SoundCloud earlier this week. The track in question is a 17-second snippet called ‘x’, the only upload hosted by SoundCloud user User19972001200420132019. 

While the song does bear heavy similarities to past official Daft Punk music — with heavy robotic vocoders and electro-tinged synths — Redditors on the r/daftpunk subreddit were debating its authenticity. 

The new supposed Daft Punk track is the latest in a long line of Reddit rumours and online hearsay surrounding the French robot duo. Most recently, Reddit users claimed to have cracked a hidden code said to reveal deadmau5, Daft Punk and the long-awaited reunion of Swedish House Mafia as the three secret headliners for Ultra Music Festival’s 20th-anniversary show this weekend. The latter rumour was recently debunked when the festival revealed its full 2018 schedule without those artists confirmed.

Last year, reports surfaced of a supposed secret Daft Punk set at Burning Man in addition to rumoured plans for a “major” 2017 tour and gossip surrounding an Alive 2017 tour.

Check out the new “leaked” Daft Punk track below to make up your own mind and head to the r/daftpunk subreddit to add your input.  

If you’re really jonesing for some proper Daft Punk music, check out Erol Alkan’s remix of the duo’s ‘The Brainwasher’, stream their classic BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, relive their 2017 Grammy performance and watch their iconic Alive 2007 show in full HD. Need more? Here are 12 things you probably didn’t know about Daft Punk.