Daft Punk Release ‘Collaborators’ Video Featuring Giorgio Moroder
Daft Punk, who recently announced a May 21 release date for Random Access Memories, have unveiled a new video on their official website that gives a taste of what to expect from the new album, including audio snippets of new track “Get Lucky.”
Under the heading of “The Collaborators,” the eight-minute clip is an interview with revered dance music pioneer Giorgio Moroder, who worked on the record (in addition to Chic leader Nile Rodgers and other rumored guests). Famous for producing dance floor hits like Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” and Blondie’s “Call Me,” Moroder discusses how he initially got into music, his discovery of the synthesizer and the first time he heard a Daft Punk song, with the producer stating that 2000 single “One More Time” is his top song from the helmet-wearing duo.
Most importantly, Moroder delves into what to expect from Random Access Memories, Daft Punk’s first proper album (as in, not a soundtrack or live album) since 2005’s Human After All. Note that the clip boasts that it’s episode one of “The Collaborators” videos so it’s more than likely there are more to come. Watch below.
“Daft Punk wanted to do something in way that’s not done by just pushing a note or a chord,” Moroder said in regards to the new album. “You definitely hear that it’s nice and full and the drums and the bass have that warm, full sound. It’s time to have something new in the dance world… this is like a step forward. They had to do something which was different. Still dance, still electronic, but give that human touch back.”
The clip is the latest salvo in the run-up to the release of the highly-anticipated full-length, which has seen the band release mysterious TV commercials and billboards, as well as generating a relentless onslaught of rumors, with the band recently debunking whispers they would appear at this year’s Coachella festival.