Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter pens new song ‘Sangria’ for provocative horror movie, ‘Climax’

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Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter wrote new music for Climax, the latest film from Argentinian provocateur Gaspar Noé.

Bangalter’s new track, “Sangria,” appears alongside his previously released “What To Do” and Daft Punk’s Homework-era “Rollin’ and Scratchin.’” Additional dance tracks in the film, as confirmed by the tracklist, include Apex Twin’s  “Windowlicker” and Giorgio Morodor’s “Utopia – Me Giorgio,” as well as tracks from Gary Numan, Soft Cell, The Rolling Stones, and more.

Famous for his grueling, gonzo style of filmmaking, Noé’s film is slated for release in the US on September 19 by A24. Best known for their films Moonlight, Ex Machina, Room, and Lady Bird, Climax marks the New York company’s first foray into world cinema.

Claiming to be based on true events, according to The Telegraph, the film “follows a group of dancers on an intensive residential course at a school on the outskirts of Paris, whose post-rehearsal punchbowl is spiked with some unknown hallucinatory substance, bringing on a speedy mass descent into Noéan psychosis.”

Climax marks the third time the French robot and Argentine director have collaborated for the big screen. Bangalter previously provided music for Noé’s Irreversible in 2002, as well as 2009’s psychedelic thriller, Enter the Void.

 

Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter Has Produced A New Song For Argentine Art House Film

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Daft Punk have been eerily silent for the last few months. It is common for the Robots to reignite some kind of hype at least once a year. While many thought they would end up as Ultra Music Festival’s special guest, Daft Punk in no way contributed to those rumors by staying silent through the

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Gaspar Noé’s Controversial Climax Features New Song From Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter

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Thomas Bangalter, half of the legendary electronic duo Daft Punk, will be featured on the soundtrack for Gaspar Noé’s latest film Climax. He has contributed his 1995 track “What To Do,” Daft Punk’s “Rollin’ And Scratchin’,” and a new song called “Sangria.” Bangalter has worked with Noé in the past on 2002’s Irreversible and 2009’s … More »

RADIOZOO Share Their Musical Guilty Pleasures

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The rather awesome RADIOZOO join us this week to share their 5 Musical Guilty Pleasures (which is always a tricky task for any artist). The duo has just released their new single “Closer,” which you can check out here.  1) Flume – “Never Be Like You”  Probably one of the best songs of this

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Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk Apparently Doesn’t Like Electronic Music

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Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Cristo of Daft Punk are two of the biggest electronic music artists in the history of dance music. Despite releasing countless hit electronic music songs throughout the years, Arcade Fire’s Win Butler claims that Thomas Bangalter doesn’t even really like electronic music all that much. During a recently podcast, Arcade

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Apparently Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter doesn’t really even like electronic music

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Recently on an episode of popular music podcast Song Exploder, Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler dove into the making of the band’s 2017 album Everything Now, honing in one what it was like to work with Daft Punk‘s Thomas Bangalter. Butler delves into the process behind “Put Your Money On Me,” recalling recording sessions in Paris at Daft Punk’s studio, which he describes as “one of the last vintage, 70s analogue studios.” Butler, who occasionally moonlights as DJ Windows 98, goes on describing the famously enigmatic Bangalter, claiming,

“You would think that Thomas is all about electronic music, [but] he doesn’t actually really like electronic music.”

It might sound like high blasphemy from Butler at first, but upon actual examination, of course Thomas Bangalter doesn’t actually like electronic music. He’s Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk; he’s an icon and a total mystery all at once. Butler at one point describes Bangalter as, “very academic, deep and philosophical.” The list of currently popular electronic music that might even be a blip on Bangalter’s radar is likely infinitesimal at best. By comparison, are we supposed to believe Jay Z is up on Lil Xan’s latest moves? Is Willie Nelson combing through Mason Ramsey’s SoundCloud? Likely not.

The cultural zeitgeist doesn’t always line up with the stuff of legend — and that’s okay. Right now, Bangalter is working with bands like Arcade Fire and his counterpart, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo is currently assisting artists like The Weeknd anyway. If we are lucky enough to get a statement from Daft Punk on the state of electronic music once a decade as we’ve grown accustomed, we should consider ourselves lucky altogether.

Hear Arcade Fire’s Win Butler On Song Exploder

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If you’ve been wondering about the making of Arcade Fire’s “Put Your Money On Me,” well, you’re in luck. Frontman Win Butler was the most recent guest on the Song Exploder podcast, where he explained the Everything Now track, which recently appeared alongside “We Don’t Deserve Love” in the band’s short film “MoneyMore »

Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ Was Released Five Years Ago

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Five years ago today, Daft Punk returned to the music industry with their iconic release “Get Lucky” featuring Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams. Just after its release, “Get Lucky” went viral and eventually went on to win a Grammy. With more than 340 million views on YouTube alone, Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” has become a

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The 10 Best Coachella Performances Of All Time

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From Tupac’s hologram to Daft Punk, Coachella has been at the top of the pinnacle when it comes down to some of the best music performances of all time. Despite other festivals focusing on just one genre, Coachella’s open-mind to bring music fans what they want has helped excel Coachella to be one of the

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Spotify CEO Quotes Daft Punk As Company Goes Public

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Spotify went public yesterday through a direct listing forgoing the initial public offering route. While the stock price crashed pretty damn hard, it has started to rebound a bit today. The Swedish company is officially the largest company of all time to go the direct listing route. While investors are still deciding whether or not

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