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”.
“We choose to go. We choose to stay. We stick together. We vote. We can stand, we can fight, or we can go.” A speech from zombie drama The Walking Dead may seem an unlikely source of inspiration for an electronic musician, but for Brazil’s Gui Boratto it provided a perfect hook to 2013’s chugging electro-rock anthem, “We Can Go.”
Swooping in with the pinpoint accuracy of a hawk, dance music fans have quickly fallen prey to the siren sound of Claptone. It was a delectable edit of Wu Tang's "C.R.E.A.M." that first made the half-bird, half-DJ dominate club play and top the German Club Chart in 2012. This nostalgia for hip-hop’s most recognizable piano keys, fused delicately with deep house, remains a favorite amongst the mystery producer’s hyper-expanding fan base to this day.