Daft Punk are livestreaming a rare, unmasked classic live set on Twitch to mark the first anniversary of their split. You can watch it here.
The one-off livestream was filmed at the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles on 17th December 1997 as part of the duo’s Daftendirektour, and is being broadcast from 22:22 GMT tonight, 22nd February 2022. The set will not be broadcast again, so fans are advised to tune in now.
The livestream comes as the duo release a special 25th anniversary edition of their seminal debut album, ‘Homework’. The deluxe digital edition comes with 15 remixes from the original album, nine of which have never been shared on digital streaming platforms. Remixers include Masters At Work, DJ Sneak, Todd Terry, Motorbass, Slam, Ian Pooley, I:Cube, Roger Sanchez and Junior Sanchez.
The Twitch stream and deluxe ‘Homework’ release kicks off a month-long series of anniversary celebrations, including several never-before-seen live shows, behind the scenes footage and customer activations.
Repressed vinyl editions of ‘Homework’ and ‘Alive ‘97’ will also be released on 15th April, and are available to pre-order here.
The announcement comes one month after the 25th anniversary of ‘Homework’. In a recent feature for DJ Mag, writer Gabriel Szatan — whose book on Daft Punk will be released next year — went deep into the DNA of the duo’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.