DJ Tiesto has said that he is “destroying” Daft Punk at the moment, criticising the French duo’s new album and saying they are not capable of delivering on the hype that surrounds them.
Speaking about the ‘Random Access Memories’ pair, Tiesto, who earlier this year was named the richest DJ in the world with an estimated worth of £50m, said, “I’m destroying them now. Sorry Daft Punk.”
Speaking to Huffington Post, Tiesto claimed that people only like Daft Punk because it’s seen as a cool thing to do, not because they like the music. “It got so much attention because it’s so different and it’s an attitude album. It’s cool to like Daft Punk. Even if you’re not into the song, as soon as you hear ‘Get Lucky’, you see all the cool people go, ‘Oh yeah, this is cool, that’s my song,’ and they don’t really even enjoy it.”
Warming up to his rant, Tiesto attacked Daft Punk’s previous work, saying: “The Tron soundtrack wasn’t that great and this (‘Random Access Memories’) is not great, either. But because it’s Daft Punk and they’re supposed to be cool and they had the amazing pyramid at Coachella a couple of years ago and the helmets – they’re fucking cool. But the music doesn’t deliver on the hype so much.”
Meanwhile, Nile Rodgers has revealed that he’s promised Daft Punk not to perform ‘Get Lucky’ without them. The Chic legend co-wrote and plays guitar on the disco hit, which recently became the first single released in 2013 to sell a million copies in the UK.