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Daft Punk is Alive (And Back With A New Album)

Rock robots return!
by Gelo Gonzales | Mar 27, 2013
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French electronic musicians, Thomas Bangalter and Guy Manuel de Homem-Christo, collectively known as Daft Punk, have been making the world dance since the '90s. If you’ve ever jumped up and down in a club, finding yourself screaming the words “One more time!” chances are you’ve danced to them. Kanye West sampled their track “Harder, Better Faster, Stronger,” and most recently, they provided the soundtrack to 2010’s Tron.

Apart from a Grammy-winning live album in 2007 (and a forgettable 2005 outing in Human After All), you can say that the duo’s last real hit of a full-length was 2001’s influential Discovery. That album produced the singles “Digital Love,” “Something About Us,” “Face To Face,” “Aerodynamic,” and the abovementioned “One More Time,” and “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.”

Since then, EDM (Electronic Dance Music) has risen to the mainstream, with international DJs now making like true rock stars, and filling up coliseums.

Amongst fans of the genre, the question slowly bubbled up to the surface: Where the hell is Daft Punk, true pioneers, in all of this? Shouldn’t this be their time?

Definite answers are on their way, thankfully, as the duo is set to release their newest cuts in a much clamored-for record called Random Access Memories, coming out on May 21 under Columbia Records.

Click on the next page to hear samples from the upcoming full-length.

NEXT: 15-second samples that got us dancing

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