April 15, 2013


Daft Punk Reveal Kanye West Collabo & Zero Tour Plans

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After seemingly endless weeks of rumors and information via surrogates, Daft Punk themselves spoke to Rolling Stone about their uber-anticipated new album Random Access Memories.

Crazier than the revelation that Animal Collective's Panda Bear is on the album is this bit of awesomeness: The duo have RECORDED MUSIC WITH KANYE WEST. Yes, years after 'Ye sampled them for his hit "Stronger," Daft Punk actually hit the studio with him to create what RS describes as "a combination of live and programmed drums."

"It was very raw. He was rapping—kind of screaming primally, actually," Thomas Bangalter teased. [Yeah… we know what that sounds like]. "Kanye doesn’t give a f-ck," Guy Manuel de Homem-Christo said, adding, "He’s a good friend."

But don't expect to hear West's screeching on Random Access Memories—the duo revealed their track will pop up on his next solo record. Whoa.

If giddiness over a proper Kanye/Daft Punk collabo is in danger of rendering you incapacitated, read this as a way of coming down from your high: The band has "no current plans" to tour behind Random Access Memories.

Gah. Bummer. Well, at least there's only about a month left to go before it finally drops in the small cotton town of Wee Waa, Australia.