THE PUNK REVIVAL

The French dance duo are back soon after a two-year absence...

Daft Punk, the Parisian duo who turned house music upside-down with their ‘HOMEWORK’ album in 1997, have announced details of their first single in over two years.

Entitled ‘One More Time’, the single features the New York Prince-inspired vocalist, house DJ and producer Romanthony on vocals, and is the first material to be heard from album recording sessions that have been shrouded in secrecy. Thomas Bangalter and Guy Manuel Homem-Christo have collaborated with a number of people, but apart from a few singles on Bangalter‘s Roule label – including the chart topping Stardust single ‘Music Sounds Better Than You’ – there has been no clue as to how the record might sound.

“No-one’s heard it,” agrees Jacques Lu Cont, a close friend of the supercool French duo. “So it’s one of the music industry’s best-kept secrets right now. DJ Sneak is the only one who’s heard the album and that’s because he’s on it!”

Pete Tong will air the track for the first time on his Essential Selection show tonight (Friday, Sept 22). If recent trends hold true, the single will probably appear on the Napster website by the end of the weekend. ‘One More Time’ is released through Virgin on November 13.