Daft Punk became popular in the 1990s and is credited with some of the biggest hits of the French house music scene, including Phoenix and Rollin’ and Scratchin’. Audiences in the United States probably know them best for One More Time. The electronic music duo of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter is known for its theatrical showmanship as well as its musical virtuosity, performing in iconic android costumes featuring helmets that are the epitome of cool. Their shows also feature impressive lighting displays and strong visual and story-telling elements.
It has been a few years since Daft Punk produced an album, but their newest offering, Random Access Memories, becomes available May 21st. This album is creating some exciting buzz as Daft Punk, in partnership with The Creator’s Project, has collaborated with famous electronic musicians to create something new, often hearkening back to previous decades and to more acoustic music. This is a great example of crossing genres to find new styles. I can’t wait to hear what they have cooked up! Here is a little taste, featuring robots in the desert, something that Synkroniciti wholeheartedly embraces.
Video via PoufyGB on YouTube.
The next video, the first of a series produced by The Creator’s Project about the new album, is an interview with award winning producer and electronic musician Giorgio Moroder, famous for his work with many recording artists, including disco hits with Donna Summer, and for his film scores, which include Midnight Express, Flashdance, Scarface and Top Gun. Listen to him tell you about how he first met the synthesizer and how he and Donna Summer created hits like Love to Love You, Baby. He is among the collaborators that Daft Punk selected for Random Access Memories and he has a great deal of praise for the work and its creators. So much coolness in one place!
Video via CreatorsProject on YouTube.