With exactly two weeks until the release of Daft Punk’s upcoming album Random Access Memories they give us the seventh episode of The Collaborators series. This episode features long time Daft Punk crony DJ Falcon, who talks about working with the duo when they were young. There is some excellent footage of Thomas and Guy playing some early shows in France with no helmets, looking no older than 20.
Today the third episode of The Collaborators series has been released, adding to the ever increasing anticipation for the release of Daft Punk’s upcoming album Random Access Memories on May 21st. This episode features Nile Rogers, the legendary American guitarist and producer who has been behind countless hit records. Rogers was the first person involved with the upcoming album to allude that the french robotic duo had a new album in the works. As with the previous two episodes of the Collaborator Series this episode gives us some more insight into just how incredible this album will be.
For years now there has been speculation as to if and when the legendary French electro duo, Daft Punk, would ever release new material. Earlier this summer we heard that Nile Rogers, Paul Williams and Giorgio Moroder have been working with the duo on an upcoming album. Now we have more news that there could possible be a new single titled ‘Renoma Street’ (possibly named after the Renoma Café in Paris), released on July 21st.
Recently in Tsugi, a French magazine, revealed a list of tracks which contained the title of the new single. After being pressed about a release date, the editor and chief of the magazine replied on twitter saying ’21/7′, possibly meaning July 21st which is the same day as an upcoming Tsugi summer compilation CD.
There have always been so many rumors, which are usually all false, surrounding the duo so we always try to take this news witha grain of salt. However there has been a lot of evidence these days suggesting the return of Daft Punk. Nile Rogers has publicly stated that he is working with the group and that material will be released on their next album in ‘maybe June’. Their official website (www.daftalive.com) is now live again. Also, Nile Rogers & Mark Ronson are hosting the ‘Freak Out! Montreux Dance Pre Party’ at the Montreux Dance Festival and there are ‘Very Special DJs’ on the bill… Maybe the duo will be making their return to the stage as well. At this point all we can do it hope and wait for more news.