Published Apr 03, 2013Now that French Touch favourites Daft Punk are finally set to return with Random Access Memories, the band have begun a promotional blitz behind the set, including a new video series called Random Access Memories: The Collaborators. Helmed by the Creators Project, the first instalment of the tellingly titled series is a chat with synth-music magnate Giorgio Moroder.
As you can see in the player down below, on top of playing some ultra lush and funky new music from Daft Punk, the video finds Moroder explaining how he first came across the futuristic sounds off a Moog synthesizer and discussing the current state of dance music ("Dance is now the pop of the world").
He also admits his love for Daft Punk's "One More Time," details how the helmeted duo used an arsenal of microphones from different eras on their latest recording, and explains how the act tried to push themselves beyond disco and dance templates on Random Access Memories. "They had to do something that was different: Still dance, still electronic, but give that human touch back."
While a tracklisting has yet to pop up for the new LP, rumours would lead us to believe that upcoming instalments of the video series could contain candid reveals from Chic's Nile Rodgers, Paul Williams, Panda Bear and more.
Random Access Memories is set to drop May 21 via Columbia Records imprint Daft Life Limited.