Rumors recently surfaced that celebrated French duo Daft Punk would lend their vast production experience to a new single for upcoming Australian band Parcels. The rumors have been confirmed true as the band have released “Overnight,” a single from their new Hideout EP- produced by the elusive duo.
In a recent interview, the Australian group revealed details of how they first encountered ‘The Robots’ in France in 2016 and made an ‘instant connection’ with them—culminating in a ‘meaningful’ collaboration for both parties.
“Despite the obvious status that Daft Punk carry there was never any ego in the studio,” said the group. “From the start to the finish it was an equal collaboration with no pressure, only a desire to create something meaningful together.”
The track itself features Daft Punk’s time-tested funky guitar riffs and bass lines (though it notably lacks their signature vocoder samples) which give the song an abundance of groove. Expect the Daft Punk faithful to sink their teeth fully into this gem.
Daft Punk are incredibly choosy when it comes to who they lend their talents to. That is why it come as a surprise that you are unfamiliar with the artist who they last produced a track for, unless you live in Australia. Parcels is Australian made and Berlin based band who came onto the scene
Daft Punk are perhaps the most coveted collaborators for artists of any genre. It’s no coincidence that the French duo’s most recent musical partners, The Weeknd and Arcade Fire, are among the world’s most well-respected and highest selling artists.
However, it seems as if one budding band from Australia has won the career lottery.
Multiple outlets have reported that Parcels, a Berlin-based band by way of Byron Bay, managed to recruit Daft Punk as co-writers and producers on their newest song, “Overnight,” from their forthcoming Hideout EP, which is backed by Kitsuné Musique and Daft Punk’s own Daft Trax imprint.
The track, which channels the funk and disco stylings of RAM era Daft Punk, is currently only available in Australia on iTunes and Spotify, but can be heard in full below:
Daft Punk‘s classic “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” is 16 years old this year, but that hasn’t stopped DJs, producers, and orchestras around the world from putting the timeless track into their sets.
Germany’s Rundfunk-Tanzorchester Ehrenfeld (Radio Dance Orchestra of Ehrenfeld) recently covered “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” with its 15-piece ensemble, much to the delight of the studio audience at Neo Magazin Royale, a German satirical late-night talk show.
The orchestra covered the Discovery track with such accuracy, while still adding their own flare to the rendition. The horns and drums in particular breathe life into the track, giving it a fresh, modern feel despite its age. The vocalist masterfully handles the Rocktron Talk Box while manning the keyboard, somehow managing to make the entire process appear effortless.
This week on his OTHERtone podcast on Apple Beats 1 Radio, Pharrell was interviewing Coachella founders, Paul Tollet and Lou Adler. One of the questions which came up was which sets are the founder’s favorites. Paul Tollet said the magical words – ‘Daft Punk’ and proceeded to expand on their historic 2006 set: “We knew
Daft Punk have spent quite a bit of time as of late assisting others fine-tune their tracks. After working on two singles with The Weeknd, Arcade Fire have become the next to recruit their immense skill in co-production, utilizing the legendary French duo for the entirety of their forthcoming album, Everything Now.
In this particular case, Daft Punk member Thomas Bangalter rose to the challenge of creating the LP alongside famed Canadian band and fellow producer Stevey Mackey. According to the credits, Bangalter provided the synths in addition to co-producing each track. Its debut single, also titled “Everything Now,” is of course more representative of the Arcade Fire aesthetic, though subtle disco and funk elements that present themselves within the folds of the single clearly show Bangalter’s hand in the piece.
“Everything Now” has been released alongside a scenic music video, which sees the band road-tripping around desert landscapes. The track’s eponymous album will be released July 28.
Arcade Fire have shared their new single “Everything Now” which was produced by Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter, Stevey Mackey and Arcade Fire themselves. “Everything Now” was released on vinyl yesterday (May 31st) at Primavera Sound ahead of its wide release today (June 1st). Arcade Fire’s new album Everything Now is due out on July 28
Today is Throwback Thursday and we got our 2nd weekly #TBT playlist! Each playlist will be completely different each week. We will be going by time frames, genres, artists, best of’s, and many more different themes for this so make sure to keep checking in every Thursday! For our 2nd #ThrowbackThursday playlist, I went back to where I