Daft Punk Treat 'Homework' to 25th Anniversary Edition, Stream Rare Helmetless Concert

Both their debut album and 'Alive 1997' come back to vinyl in April

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Feb 22, 2022

A year to the day since announcing their break up, Daft Punk are back in action to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their groundbreaking 1997 album Homework with a new digital release, vinyl reissues and a one-time livestream of a rare performance without their signature helmets.

Earlier this afternoon, social media profiles for the French duo of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo shared photos of the Daft Punk logo that adorned Homework's cover, in addition to a flyer from their supporting "Daftendirektour" and an illuminated marquee advertising their appearance at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles.

Hours later, those three teasers now culminate in a deluxe digital reissue of Homework, along with a one-time-only livestream of that Mayan Theatre concert you can tune into here via Twitch.

Homework's 25th anniversary edition brings together the original album and a slew of remixes from Masters At Work, DJ Sneak, Todd Terry, Motorbass, Slam, Ian Pooley, I:Cube, Roger Sanchez & Junior Sanchez — nine of which have never appeared on DSPs before.

The Mayan Theatre concert notably features Bangalter and Homem-Christo behind the decks without their iconic Daft Punk helmets. Of course, the "Daftendirektour" which featured this Los Angeles performance led the duo to record and release their first live album, Alive 1997.

Daft Punk have also announced that in the physical realm, both Homework and Alive 1997 will come back to vinyl worldwide on April 15, with further pre-order information soon to come through their official website.

Upon its release, Homework brought greater attention to French house music on the strength of singles like "Da Funk" and "Around the World." Bangalter shared in an interview following Homework's release that its title was derived from "the fact that we made the record at home, very cheaply, very quickly, and spontaneously, trying to do cool stuff."

Daft Punk would not deliver sophomore follow-up Discovery until 2001. Third album Human After All would follow in 2005, while the duo's most recent studio effort remains 2013's Random Access Memories.

Revisit Exclaim!'s Daft Punk cover story from 2013.

Homework - 25th Anniversary Edition:

Disc 1 - Original Album:

1. Daftendirekt
2. WDPK 83.7 FM
3. Revolution 909
4. Da Funk
5. Phoenix
6. Fresh
7. Around the World
8. Rollin' & Scratchin'
9. Teachers
10. High Fidelity
11. Rock'n Roll
12. Oh Yeah
13. Burnin'
14. Indo Silver Club
15. Alive
16. Funk Ad

Disc 2: Homework Remixes 

1. Around The World (I:Cube remix) *
2. Revolution 909 (Roger Sanchez & Junior Sanchez Remix) 
3. Around the World (Tee's Frozen Sun Mix) *
4. Around the World (Mellow Mix) *
5. Burnin' (DJ Sneak Main Mix) *
6. Around the World (Kenlou Mix) *
7. Burnin' Ian Pooley cut up mix 
8. Around The World Motorbass Vice Mix 
9. Around The World (M.A.W. Remix) *
10. Burnin' (Slam mix) 
11. Around The World (Original Lead Only) *
12. Burnin' (DJ Sneak Mongowarrier Mix) *
13. Around The World (Raw Dub) *
14. Teachers (extended mix) 
15. Revolution 909 (Revolution A Capella)

* previously unreleased on DSPs

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