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Daft Punk invited George Michael to work on ‘Human After All’

Daft Punk George Michael Human After All
The strange tale of George Michael and Daft Punk's unsuccessful collab

“It was the all-conquering return of the hero”: acid house enigma Klaus Blatter defies death rumours to finally reveal himself

Mention the name Klaus Blatter to anyone involved with dance music and most will have no idea what you’re talking about. That’s how deep his enigma runs. For those in-the-know however, Blatter is an electro myth, a legend; the dance Zelig whose elusive white labels, built around the sounds of the factories of Dortmund where he worked in the...

One giant leap: 12 of the best Moon tunes to celebrate 50 years since the Moon landing

Björk / Neil Armstrong / David Bowie
This weekend marks 50 years since NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong boldly took mankind's first step on the surface of the Moon, so make sure you toast one to Buzz Aldrin, the oft-forgotten Michael Collins (who, despite going all the way into space, didn't actually get to join his esteemed colleagues for a casual lunar stroll) and the late Armstrong...

Funk musician Edwin Birdsong, who was sampled by Daft Punk and De La Soul, has died aged 77

Edwin Birdsong
The prominent funk musician Edwin Birdsong, whose music was famously sampled by the likes of Daft Punk and De La Soul, has died at the age of 77. Birdsong's passing was confirmed by both his son, Singh Birdsong, and his ex-wife, Angela Birdsong, on Instagram and Facebook respectively. The LA-born musician released five albums during his career, kicking off with 'What...

Listen to Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter’s 14-minute techno track ‘Riga (Take 5)’ in full

Thomas Bangalter
A 14-minute techno track by Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter has been shared online in full.  The song was originally composed for the soundtrack of Latvian film Riga (Take 1), which was released last year. The movie's score was nominated for the Latvian Film Prize's Best Score award. Despite the film it was written for already being out, the track was...

The Weeknd and Daft Punk are being sued over claims they ‘ripped off’ a poet on ‘Starboy’

Weeknd Daft Punk lawsuit
Daft Punk and The Weeknd – real name Abel Makkonen Tesfaye – are reportedly being sued by Somali-American poet Yasminah for 'ripping off' her song 'Hooyo'. In the $5 million lawsuit, Yasminah accuses the French duo and Tesfaye of “stealing the beat” for their track, 'Starboy'. She also accuses them of using the "same hook, same key and a similar tempo." The...

New song by Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter to feature on soundtrack for controversial film, ‘Climax’

Thomas Bangalter
Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter is one of several artists announced for the Climax soundtrack. Bangalter, who has written a new song called 'Sangria' for the film, joins Aphex Twin, Giorgio Moroder, and Soft Cell in contributing to the 18-song soundtrack. Daft Punk’s previously released record, 'Rollin' & Scratchin', is also included on the soundtrack. Read more: Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker says he wants to...

Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker says he wants to work with ‘god-like’ Daft Punk

Tame Impala and Daft Punk
Tame Impala's Kevin Parker has cited Daft Punk as potential future collaborators, as he discussed his recent projects with the likes of Kanye West, Travis Scott, and Rihanna. The 'Let It Happen' artist recently revealed that he would be “very disappointed” if the 'Currents' follow-up didn't emerge by next summer. Parker also spoke about his desire to headline Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage. Read...

Here’s Blossoms covering ‘The Man’ by The Killers (with some Daft Punk thrown in for a laugh)

The Killers, Blossoms and Daft Punk
Blossoms have recorded a cover 'The Man' by The Killers - throwing in a little bit of Daft Punk for good measure. Check it out below. Joined by Happy Mondays' legend Rowetta for their cover in the Radio One Live Lounge, the band celebrated the launch of their acclaimed new album 'Cool Like You' with an indie synth take on...

Win Butler says Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter “doesn’t like electronic music”

Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler has claimed that Daft Punk member Thomas Bangalter "doesn't actually really like electronic music". Bangalter worked with the Canadian band on their 2017 album 'Everything Now', with Butler recently speaking to Song Exploder about what it was like to work with the dance music icon for their track 'Put Your Money On Me'. Butler described how...