As Daft Punk mania continues to grip all and sundry, every man and his dog wants a slice of French funk from those retro-future robo-rockers.
Daft Punk have called end-of-days with their former record label Virgin EMI after a 16 year stint with the label from signing in 1996.
Three albums later the French duo have called it quits and have now taken up a new contract with Sony's Columbia and details according to NME we can expect a new album this April.
A record of remixes and tracks sampled by Daft Punk has been released.
'The Many Faces Of Daft Punk: A Journey Through The Inner World Of Daft Punk' features remixes that the duo have produced for the likes of Scott Grooves, I:Cube, Franz Ferdinand and The Micronauts. There are also tracks that the French duo have sampled across their discography by the likes of Cerrone, The Sugarhill Gang and War.
Daft Punk have announced new addition to their ever-expanding merchandise range.
The latest items to go on sale include rings in shape of the French duo’s iconic robot helmets, caps and skateboards.
See the kitschy adverts for the new merch below.
Every year Daft Punk are voted into the Top 100 DJs poll, and every year we have to write a profile for a duo that haven't DJ'd properly since 2001 at London's Fabric.
But rather than trundle through the endless rumours of their imminent return, we thought we’d share with you a story from Eats Everything who recalls when he saw Thomas Bangalter DJ at Space, Ibiza.
“I saw Thomas Bangalter play the best DJ set I’d ever seen in my life on the Terrazza at Space,” explains the Bristol-based producer. “He was playing two copies of the same record, reversing the other backwards in sync, throwing massive 909 kick-drums into the mix... and then began cradling the mixer in his arms.
We were like, 'What the fuck is he doing?' He yanked the phono leads out the back of the mixer and started playing a bassline with the feedback. He was creating this enormous roaring sound with nothing but his clammy hands — and this curly-haired, terrified-looking Frenchman didn’t look up once for four hours, I swear to God.”
Quite literally the stuff of legends, and let's not forget the duo haven’t ruled out a return to the stage. When last album 'Random Access Memories' was released, the duo said if they did return for a new live show it would be an “all-encompassing set list”.