Todd Edwards says new Daft Punk songs are 'future classics'

Producer worked with French duo on 'Random Access Memories'

Producer and Daft Punk collaborator Todd Edwards has spoken about working on the French duo's new album 'Random Access Memories'.


Speaking to Vice as part of their Creators Project series, Edwards says that "They were saying (they wanted to go) back to the time of Fleetwood Mac, the Doobie Brothers, picking up the West Coast vibes." Adding: "We would drive down from Thomas (Bangalter's) house with the top down. The weather was gorgeous. It sounds like something in a movie."

Describing the new songs as "future classics," Edwards goes on to say: "They reversed gears and went back to a time that no one's really focused on. They're fulfilling their vision on all levels."

Edwards is one of a number of collaborators Daft Punk have worked with on 'Random Access Memories', which is released on May 20. The duo have also worked with Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rogers, Panda Bear and Chilly Gonzales are all believed to have recorded with the French duo in the studio. Scroll down to watch Todd Edwards speak about working with Daft Punk now.

Speaking about working with Daft Punk, Nile Rogers said: "About a year ago, I get a knock on the door – first a virtual one and then a real knock – from Guy-Manuel and Thomas. The collaboration felt so unbelievably natural that it made me realise that I need to be in the studio with people. I love partnering with people. And then from that moment, a windfall of recording started happening. I just started going in with whomever I could."

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