A Daft Punk demo from 1994, ‘Drive’, has been uncovered by Scottish electronic label Soma Records.
Pitchfork report that the French duo sent the label the track as a demo. The label found the track while they were sorting through some old DAT tapes – it was labelled ‘Daft Drive’.
A source from the label is quoted as saying: “The tape had originally been sent with ‘Rollin’ And Scratchin’ to be released as Soma25. But Soma asked these two bright-eyed and Techno-bound Frenchman, to finish and send ‘Da Funk’ to accompany ‘Rollin’ And Scratchin’ and ‘Drive’ was shelved for a later date…”
The label plan to release ‘Drive’ as part of a celebration of their 20th anniversary. It will be the opening track on the three-CD retrospective box set ‘Soma Records: 20 Years’, due for release on September 19. The first disc consists of ‘Soma Classics’ featuring tracks by the Black Dog, Slam, and others, in addition to Daft Punk. The second disc is a DJ mix from Slam, while the third is a DJ mix from Silicone Soul.
The duo’s last album was the soundtrack to 2010’s ‘Tron Legacy’.