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Kanye West earns first diamond plaque thanks to 2007’s Daft Punk-inspired hit, ‘Stronger’

First introduced in 1999, the coveted, elusive diamond plaque certification commemorates any record that reaches 10 million units sold. More a vestige of a past era, where physical album sales were all that existed is lieu of digital formats, legendary acts like Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, and Bruce Springsteen, were able to scoop up multiple […]

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Kanye West earns first diamond plaque thanks to 2007’s Daft Punk-inspired hit, ‘Stronger’

First introduced in 1999, the coveted, elusive diamond plaque certification commemorates any record that reaches 10 million units sold. More a vestige of a past era, where physical album sales were all that existed is lieu of digital formats, legendary acts like Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, and Bruce Springsteen, were able to scoop up multiple […]

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Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter primed to score new ballet

When Daft Punk announced their official split earlier this year, the silver lining, if there was one at all, was that the disbanding would allow the visionary producers more time to pursue their own independent projects. While the world reeled from the announcement as fans and inspired producers alike offered tributes to their idols, it […]

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Mark Ronson recounts humbling Daft Punk experience with Zane Lowe on Apple Music

As the age-old adage goes, game recognize game. At least such was the case back in 2010 or so when a still burgeoning Mark Ronson happened upon visionary French producer Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, better known behind the mask as one half of Daft Punk, outside of a bar in Paris. Even for Ronson, who by […]

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1788-L continues string of heady French house-inspired releases with ‘HI-TECH’

1788–L released his Parallel: S EP last April on Deadbeats, which revealed two tracks that were heavily inspired by Daft Punk. Now, the enigmatic artist is returning to Deadbeats with another distorted French house-inspired track, perhaps this time a la Justice, on “HI-TECH.” Thrashing synthwork pops and hisses across the track’s three-minute run, broken up […]

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UK government wittily rejects petition to ‘Bring back Daft Punk’

One would be remiss to assume that Daft Punk fans the world over have acquiesced in their heartaches since the legendary duo’s unforeseen split in late February. What would it take to get Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo back in the studio together? The Discovery duo made it blindingly clear in a short YouTube […]

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Novel probing into Daft Punk’s ‘Discovery’ due in September

A full-length novel on Daft Punk‘s Discovery era, Daft Punk’s Discovery: The Future Unfurled, will hit shelves in September, thanks to the efforts of Ben Cardew, a music journalist of 25 years. The forthcoming text will pay homage to a groundbreaking album that shaped the music of the 21st century. Released in 2001, Discovery cemented […]

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Novel probing into Daft Punk’s ‘Discovery’ due in September

A full-length novel on Daft Punk‘s Discovery era, Daft Punk’s Discovery: The Future Unfurled, will hit shelves in September, thanks to the efforts of Ben Cardew, a music journalist of 25 years. The forthcoming text will pay homage to a groundbreaking album that shaped the music of the 21st century. Released in 2001, Discovery cemented […]

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Novel probing into Daft Punk’s ‘Discovery’ due in September

A full-length novel on Daft Punk‘s Discovery era, Daft Punk’s Discovery: The Future Unfurled, will hit shelves in September, thanks to the efforts of Ben Cardew, a music journalist of 25 years. The forthcoming text will pay homage to a groundbreaking album that shaped the music of the 21st century. Released in 2001, Discovery cemented […]

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Daft Punk are among Kacey Musgraves’ muses for ‘Golden Hour’ follow-up

Kacey Musgraves‘ long-awaited answer to Golden Hour is inspired in part by the gilded glint of two helmets equally as familiar to the dance context as the 2018 LP was to award nominations. If Golden Hour was “fantasy,” Musgraves said in a recent interview with Elle, then it’s successor is “realism,” inspired by the likes […]

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Daft Punk are among Kacey Musgraves’ muses for ‘Golden Hour’ follow-up

Kacey Musgraves‘ long-awaited answer to Golden Hour is inspired in part by the gilded glint of two helmets equally as familiar to the dance context as the 2018 LP was to award nominations. If Golden Hour was “fantasy,” Musgraves said in a recent interview with Elle, then it’s successor is “realism,” inspired by the likes […]

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Daft Punk are among Kacey Musgraves’ muses for ‘Golden Hour’ follow-up

Kacey Musgraves‘ long-awaited answer to Golden Hour is inspired in part by the gilded glint of two helmets equally as familiar to the dance context as the 2018 LP was to award nominations. If Golden Hour was “fantasy,” Musgraves said in a recent interview with Elle, then it’s successor is “realism,” inspired by the likes […]

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See it: Chanel’s director of watchmaking unveils Daft Punk-inspired collection

Daft Punk have been a source of inspiration for many artists since they first stepped on the scene with their 1997 debut album, Homework. Now, the iconic duo has influenced a new line of watches by Chanel. Arnaud Chastaingt, the director of Chanel’s Watchmaking Creation Studio, recently unveiled Chanel Electro, a collection that lets wearers […]

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See it: Chanel’s director of watchmaking unveils Daft Punk-inspired collection

Daft Punk have been a source of inspiration for many artists since they first stepped on the scene with their 1997 debut album, Homework. Now, the iconic duo has influenced a new line of watches by Chanel. Arnaud Chastaingt, the director of Chanel’s Watchmaking Creation Studio, recently unveiled Chanel Electro, a collection that lets wearers […]

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Print your own mini Daft Punk helmet with this new video tutorial

As many still find themselves choking down the pill of Daft Punk‘s recent split, fans have taken it upon themselves to honor the Daft Punk legacy using their own unique talents. From Zane Lowe‘s Apple Music tribute mix to Dillon Francis‘ resurfaced “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” remix, and even a YouTuber using Tesla coils to […]

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YouTuber uses Tesla coils to cover Daft Punk’s ‘Around the World’

Since Daft Punk announced their split in February, fans have been sharing various remixes and covers of their time-honored tracks, and one of the most impressive—and, arguably, ingenuitive—remixes belongs to YouTuber Fabricio H. Franzoli, who used Tesla coils to cover “Around the World.”  Franzoli carefully manages the phase, pulse width, and firing frequency of the […]

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1788-L releases first new music since 2019—stream ‘Parallel: S’

After teasing the release of Parallel: S via a cryptic website the week of March 22, 1788-L has delivered the EP, which represents his first new music since 2019. The EP, which includes “Human Machine” and “Automaton,” is inspired in part by Daft Punk. Parallel: S notes a shift in 1788-L’s sound, highlighting a new […]

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NERO take on Tame Impala’s ‘Disciples’ with second Audius drop

NERO recently broke a two-year silence with the surprise delivery of the veteran UK group’s take on Daft Punk’s “Emotion” by way of new streamer on the block, Audius. Now, before the tribute to the recently disbanded robots has had any time to cool, NERO is following up with a second remix in as many […]

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Daft Punk rumored to be involved in Nintendo’s upcoming ‘Splatoon 3’

Daft Punk may have broken up, but the rumor mill persists. A recent issue of the Japanese gaming magazine CoroCoro has featured Daft Punk in a full-page advertisement for Nintendo‘s upcoming title, Splatoon 3. The ad (seen below), directly references the now defunct duo with an image in the bottom left corner with a headline […]

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Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Daft Punk’s seminal ‘Discovery’ with Spotify’s new ‘Enhanced Playlist’

It has been 20 years since Daft Punk‘s landmark Discovery LP arrived and unequivocally changed the course of dance music. With the world still largely feeling the void left in the wake of the duo’s recent disbandment, a spirited celebration of the Androids’ beloved sophomore studio album is in order. Luckily, Spotify has it covered […]

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