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.

 

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 »

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 Guy-Manuel Produces Track for Charlotte Gainsbourg

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Although fans may still be disappointed that Daft Punk never announced another tour for the decade, Alive 2017, at least fans can still sleep well at night knowing that both robots have been integral members in the music industry. Their collaborations with The Weeknd, “Starboy” and “Feel It Coming,” were both huge hits, and Daft

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The synth Daft Punk used to make several songs on ‘Homework’ is up for auction

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Two decades after their iconic Homework album helped shape dance music as it is today, Daft Punk can most certainly be defined as “legendary.” They remain one of the most talked-about names in music as a whole, and their rare and sporadic activity leaves millions hanging on their every move.

The most dedicated fans with some money to spare now have a chance to own an prime piece of Daft Punk memorabilia: Thomas Bangalter’s old Roland TR-909. This drum machine in particular was the one used in “Revolution 909” and other songs from Homework. Vintage & Analogue Occasion will be auctioning off the item, which will come with the original presets of “Revolution 909,” sweetening the deal to the winning bidder.

Of course, given the legacy behind the synth, it will come at a lofty expense, though no minimum price has yet been set. In their post announcing the auction, Vintage Analogue & Occasion noted, “Needless to say, it’s a collector’s item, so it’s impossible to set a price.”

Defected Records posted a demo of the vintage drum machine earlier this year, which can be seen below.

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Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter’s TR-909 Is Officially for Sale

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Have you ever wanted to create music on the very machine Thomas Bangalter used to create the notorious Daft Punk track ‘Revolution 909’? Your opportunity is now. The owner of the Roland TR–909 drum machine has officially put the collector’s item up for sale online. This very Roland drum machine has the original presets of

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Daft Punk Produced Arcade Fire’s New Song ‘Everything Now’

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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

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Arcade Fire Announce New Album Everything Now

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Arcade Fire’s new album is called Everything Now — not Infinite Content, as previously speculated — and its title track is officially out now. It’s the second song on a 13-song tracklist. Everything Now was produced by Arcade Fire, Pulp’s Steve Mackey, and Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter, with co-production by Markus Dravs. That’s … More »