One of the great Daft Punk sampling mysteries has finally been solved after an enterprising Redditor uncovered the main sample from Daft Punk's 1997 track, 'Fresh'.
Until this week, no one knew which track Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter sampled for their track 'Fresh', which features on the duo's legendary debut album 'Homework'.
Daft Punk’s net worth has been estimated at a whopping $140 million – a huge $70 million per robot – according to Gazette Review.
The duo’s last album has amassed over 300,000 sales, whilst it’s lead single, ‘Get Lucky’, remains one of the best selling digital singles of all time.
Daft Punk's tracks make up some of the most iconic, widely recognised dance music of all time, but where do they come from originally?
A new YouTube video created by Daftworld, documents the French duo's sampling history, revealing the sources for many of the pair's most famous releases.
In the clip, original hits from the likes of ELO, Barry Manilow, Bill Withers, Sister Sledge and more are played alongside the Daft Punk tracks they're sampled in for direct comparison.
Daft Punk have made an appearance in the new video for 'I Feel It Coming' by The Weeknd.
Dressed in long black robes, he robotic double-act feature near the end of the clip, which also sees The Weeknd and actor/model Kiko Mizuhara dancing (and eventually turning to stone) on a strange, rocky planet.
Directed by Warren Fu, the video has a grainy, VHS quality that fits Daft Punk's retro leanings perfectly.
Disney have announced a follow-up to 2010's Tron: Legacy, which was soundtracked by French superstars Daft Punk, is in development.
Plans for a third Tron film were originally scrapped back in 2015 after the studio encountered numerous problems, however, a source for The Hollywood Reporter claims the project is once again in the "very early stages of development", with Disney eyeing up musician and actor Jared Leto for the lead role.
No writers are attached to the project yet, but the film will apparently be "built out of the source code of the deleted Tron 3 script."
Daft Punk’s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix turns 20 years old today (Thursday 2nd March). You can listen to it below.
The original recording went out in the early hours of Sunday 2nd March 1997, and featured music by Armand Van Helden, Paul Johnson, Roy Davis Jr., DJ Deeon and Cajmere, as well as the French duo’s own work.
An anonymous source on Daft Punk’s production team has confirmed the duo are planning a "major" 2017 tour, Playboy reports.
The famous men’s magazine revealed the news via a story relating to Beyonce’s cancelled Coachella performance, before also tipping Daft Punk as a potential replacement for the former Destiny's Child singer.
Daft Punk are bookmaker’s favourites to headline Coachella Festival of Music and Arts, following the news that Beyoncé has been forced to cancel her slot at the top of the bill.
Betfair are currently offering odds of 3/1 on Daft Punk headlining Coachella, with Jay Z following at 5/1, Kanye West at 7/1 and Lady Gaga also at 7/1.
Beyoncé postponed her headline slot at Coachella until 2018 after being advised by doctors to "keep a less rigorous schedule". Queen Bey revealed that she is pregnant earlier this year.
Nile Rodgers is the subject of a new documentary, set to air in three parts and beginning in April on the BBC.
Nile Rodgers: Lost in Music will explore the famous guitarists career in full, from co-founding legendary disco band Chic, to his solo song writing, and collaborating with David Bowie, Diana Ross, Madonna, Duran Duran, Daft Punk, and more.
Skrillex performed at a Daft Punk memorabilia pop-up shop over the weekend and used the opportunity to express how much he wants to see the reclusive duo perform live once again.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, the OWSLA founder explained he's been trying to convince Daft Punk to peform live since he met them, adding: “Come on guys, let’s get a live show again.”