Get ready to witness the mind-blowing, unseen ‘Random Access Memories’ studio footage from the legendary Daft Punk! They’ve dropped an epic video series called ‘Memory Tapes,’ taking you on a cosmic journey into the creation of their final LP. With eight episodes, you’ll get an exclusive inside look at how this iconic album was born, along with incredible highlights from the sensational collaborators who graced it.
But that’s not all – get ready for some serious nostalgia as these collaborators spill the beans on their favourite memories, reminiscing about the life-changing impact that Daft Punk and ‘Random Access Memories’ had on their own music and careers. The first two episodes of ‘Memory Tapes’ feature frontman Julian Casablancas from The Strokes, teaming up with the French duo on the electrifying ‘Instant Crush,’ and the pianist Chilly Gonzales, sprinkling his magic on ‘Within’ and ‘Give Life Back To Music.’
So, fasten your seatbelts and dive into this musical time capsule, because Daft Punk is about to blow your mind once again! Forthcoming episodes will feature contributions from Pharrell Williams, Todd Edwards, DJ Falcon, Nile Rodgers and others.
The interviews took place at Henson Studios in Los Angeles and Gang Studios in Paris which are two of the five spaces in which ‘Random Access Memories’ was recorded. Each episode also features unseen studio footage of Daft Punk during the recording process.
Hold on tight, because it’s the 10th anniversary of this legendary album that dropped back in 2013. To celebrate this milestone, they’re treating us with some sweet goodies! You’ll groove to unheard tracks like ‘Infinity Repeating’ in a reissued LP. Plus, they’re dropping a re-release of the rad mini documentary series made about the album in 2013.
Daft Punk’s very own Guy-Manuel got full credit as a producer on Travis Scott’s latest album ‘Utopia’. He dropped his genius touch on the track ‘MODERN JAM’ (Feat. Teezo Touchdown).
Earlier this year Thomas Bangalter explained the reasons behind the duo’s split in 2021. “My concerns about the rise of artificial intelligence go beyond its use in music creation,” he said, explaining that fans often misunderstood their music.
“[In Daft Punk,] we tried to use these machines to express something extremely moving that a machine cannot feel, but a human can. We were always on the side of humanity and not on the side of technology,” he continued. “As much as I love this character, the last thing I would want to be, in the world we live in, in 2023, is a robot.”
Thomas Bangalter announced his first solo album in over 20 years, ‘Mythologies’. But hold up, it’s not your average album. This bad boy was initially designed as a mesmerizing ballet score, and it set the stage on fire at Bordeaux’s Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux just last July!