Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter was enlisted by Grammy Award winners Arcade Fire to serve as co-producer on their forthcoming full-length album ‘Everything Now’.
The announcement was accompanied by the titular track’s visual treatment. Bangalter shares production duties on the track with Arcade Fire (led by Win Butler) and Steve Mackey, with Markus Davs being credited as co-producer.
The 13-track album will be released 28th July under a new partnership between Arcade Fire’s “global media and e-commerce platform Everything Now” and Sony/Columbia.
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.