Daft Punk have announced vinyl reissues of their 1997 debut, ‘Homework’, and live album, ‘Alive 1997’. Both reissues will be released on 15th April, and are available to pre-order here.
The announcement lands on the first anniversary of the duo’s sudden split, and a month after the 25th anniversary of ‘Homework’. Last night (22nd), they live streamed a rare, unmasked set filmed at the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles in 1997 to mark the occasion.
The duo have also just released a deluxe digital edition of ‘Homework’, which features 15 remixes from the original album, nine of which have never been shared on digital streaming platforms before. Remixers include Masters At Work, DJ Sneak, Todd Terry, Motorbass, Slam, Ian Pooley, I:Cube, Roger Sanchez and Junior Sanchez. Check it out here.
In a recent 25th anniversary feature for DJ Mag, writer Gabriel Szatan — whose book on Daft Punk will be released next year — went deep into the DNA of Daft Punk’s world-beating debut, presenting an insider’s guide to the dance music pioneers, or ‘Teachers’, that influenced it. Read it here.
The iconic Parisian electronic duo announced their sudden break up on 22nd February 2021 after 28 years. The announcement was made by way of an eight-minute excerpt from their 2006 film Electroma, titled Epilogue. Their publicist Kathryn Frazier subsequently confirmed the news of their split to Pitchfork, with no reason given.