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We Were The Robots (A Disco Pogo Tribute)

    Daft Punk featured often in the formative years of Jockey Slut magazine (including their first front cover). This tribute to the duo collates all the interviews and photos from the seminal magazine - covering their early days on Soma up to the release of Discovery. Further articles cover the rest of their tenure as one of the globe’s most furtive, influential electronic acts right up to their unexpected split in February 2021.

    - Their first ever interview, for Jockey Slut in 1994.
    - Oral histories on their early years on Soma and the making of Homework and Discovery.
    - Their first unmasked cover shot and interview for Jockey Slut in 1996.
    - A Fax interview from Jockey Slut in 1995 including their doodles and handwriting.
    - Long reads on Human After All, Random Access Memories and their Coachella performance.
    - Vintage features from writers including Alexis Petridis, Emma Warren and Ben Cardew.
    - A History of Roule records and the duos' extra curricular activities.
    - Exclusive Interview with Tony Gardner, the man behind the robots.
    - Daft Punk in film: Interstella 5555, Electroma and Tron.
    - Daft Punk was playing in my house - an exclusive interview with LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy.
    - An exclusive interview with Pedro ‘Busy P’ Winter and Together’s DJ Falcon.
    - Daft Punk superfans.

    The book has been a labour of love since the band split but we are finally ready to share it with the Disco Pogo community and beyond.

    Daft Punk

    Random Access Memories - The Drumless Edition

      Following the release of the critically acclaimed ‘Random Access Memories 10th Anniversary Edition’ earlier this year, Daft Punk unveils a new iteration of their GRAMMY-award winning Album of the Year. This version strips away all drum and percussive elements from the album, giving listeners the ability to dive deeper into the layers of instrumentation on each track.


      Barry says: It's Daft Punk's MASSIVE 'Random Access Memories' but without the drums, which I thought was at least 70% of their whole thing. Imagine my joy then when this actually ends up being a totally worthwhile, refocused look at one of the most meticulously crafted sounds of the past few decades.


      CD Tracklisting:
      1. Give Life Back To Music (Drumless Edition)
      2. The Game Of Love (Drumless Edition)
      3. Giorgio By Moroder (Drumless Edition)
      4. Within (Drumless Edition)
      5. Instant Crush (Drumless Edition) (feat. Julian Casablancas)
      6. Lose Yourself To Dance (Drumless Edition) (feat. Pharrell Williams)
      7. Touch (Drumless Edition) (feat. Paul Williams)
      8. Get Lucky (Drumless Edition) (feat. Pharrell Williams And Nile Rodgers)
      9. Beyond (Drumless Edition)
      10. Motherboard (Drumless Edition)
      11. Fragments Of Time (Drumless Edition) (feat. Todd Edwards)
      12. Doin' It Right (Drumless Edition) (feat. Panda Bear)
      13. Contact (Drumless Edition)

      2LP Tracklisting:
      Side A
      1. Give Life Back To Music (Drumless Edition)
      2. The Game Of Love (Drumless Edition)
      3. Giorgio By Moroder (Drumless Edition)
      Side B
      1. Within (Drumless Edition)
      2. Instant Crush (Drumless Edition) (feat. Julian Casablancas)
      3. Lose Yourself To Dance (Drumless Edition) (feat. Pharrell Williams)
      Side C
      1. Touch (Drumless Edition) (feat. Paul Williams)
      2. Get Lucky (Drumless Edition) (feat. Pharrell Williams And Nile Rodgers)
      3. Beyond (Drumless Edition)
      Side D
      1. Motherboard (Drumless Edition)
      2. Fragments Of Time (Drumless Edition) (feat. Todd Edwards)
      3. Doin' It Right (Drumless Edition) (feat. Panda Bear)
      4. Contact (Drumless Edition)

      Daft Punk

      Random Access Memories - 10th Anniversary

        2023 marks the 10th anniversary of Daft Punk multi Grammy winning hit record Random Access Memories including Get Lucky, Instant Crush, Lose Yourself To Dance and featuring Pharell Willams, Nile Rodgers, Julien Casablancas, Paul Williams, Panda Bear and Todd Edwards.

        To celebrate this milestone a special expanded edition will be released including 35 minutes of unreleased music (Demo and Studio Outtakes).


        CD Tracklisting:
        CD 1:
        1. Give Life Back To Music
        2. The Game Of Love
        3. Giorgio By Moroder
        4. Within
        5. Instant Crush
        6. Lose Yourself To Dance
        7. Touch
        8. Get Lucky
        9. Beyond
        10. Motherboard
        11. Fragments Of Time
        12. Doin’ It Right
        13. Contact
        Bonus CD
        1. Horizon Ouverture
        2. Horizon (Japan Cd)
        3. Glbtm (Studio Outtakes)
        4. Infinity Repeating (2013 Demo)
        5. Gl (Early Take)
        6. Prime (2012 Unfinished)
        7. Lytd (Vocoder Tests)
        8. The Writing Of Fragments Of Time 8:17
        9. Touch (2021 Epilogue) 3:00

        Vinyl Tracklisting:
        Side 1
        1. Give Life Back To Music
        2. The Game Of Love
        3. Giorgio By Moroder
        Side 2
        1. Within
        2. Instant Crush
        3. Lose Yourself To Dance
        Side 3
        1. Touch
        2. Get Lucky
        3. Beyond
        Side 4
        1. Motherboard
        2. Fragments Of Time
        3. Doin’ It Right
        4. Contact
        Side 5
        1. Horizon Ouverture
        2. Horizon (Japan CD)
        3. GLBTM (Studio Outtakes)
        4. Infinity Repeating (2013 Demo)
        5. GL (Early Take)
        Side 6
        1. Prime (2012 Unfinished)
        2. LYTD (Vocoder Tests)
        3. The Writing Of Fragments Of Time
        4. Touch (2021 Epilogue)

        Daft Punk

        Homework Remixes

          To continue the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of their critically acclaimed Homework album.

          Includes remixes from I:Cube,Roger Sanchez & Junior Sanchez,Motorbass, Dj Sneak, Masters At Work, Todd Terry,Slam, Ian Pooley.


          CD Tracklisting:
          1.Revolution 909 (Roger Sanchez & Junior Sanchez Remix)
          2.Around The World (I:Cube Remix)
          3.Burnin’ (Ian Pooley Cut Up Mix)
          4.Around The World (Motorbass Vice Mix)
          5.Around The World (Kenlou Mix) (Masters At Work)
          6.Burnin’ (Slam Mix)
          7.Around The World (Tee’s Frozen Sun Remix) (Todd Terry)
          8.Burnin’ (Dj Sneak Main Mix)
          9.Around The World (Mellow Mix) (Masters At Work)
          10.Around The World (M.A.W Remix)
          11.Revolution 909 (Revolution Accapella)

          Vinyl Tracklisting:
          Side A
          1.Around The World (I:Cube Remix)
          2.Revolution 909 (Roger Sanchez & Junior Sanchez Remix)
          Side B
          1.Around The World (Motorbass Vice Mix)
          2.Burnin’ (Dj Sneak Main Mix)
          3.Revolution 909 (Revolution Accapella)
          Side C
          1.Around The World (Kenlou Mix) (Masters At Work)
          2.Around The World (Mellow Mix) (Masters At Work)
          Side D
          1.Around The World (Tee’s Frozen Mix) (Todd Terry)
          2.Burnin’ (Slam Mix)
          3.Burnin’ (Ian Pooley Cut Up Mix)

          Daft Punk

          Alive 2007 - 2022 Reissue

            Daft Punk's “Alive 2007” set, which won 2 Grammy Awards in 2009 (Best Electronic Album and Best Electronic Single categories) is now released on vinyl for the first time (a double vinyl with triple gatefold sleeve).

            Recorded at Paris Bercy on 14th June 2007, Daft Punk's first homecoming concert for 10 years, "Alive 2007", captures the otherworldly live experience that the revolutionary robot-clad duo began at Coachella, USA in 2006. Opening with a "Robot Rock" teaser, before crashing into the track itself, the set works its way through all those DP anthems you love, including "Technologic", "Around The World", "Burnin'", "One More Time", "Da Funk", "Too Long" and "Human After All" - they even do a version of "Music Sounds Better With You"!.

            Daft Punk

            Daft Club - 2022 Reissue

              The French duo head down to the discotheque with some mixes their mates have made for them - The Neptunes, Slum Village, Boris Dlugosch, Basement Jaxx, Cosmo Vitelli, Gonzales and many more.

              Daft Punk

              Human After All - 2022 Reissue

                On its 2005 release, "Human After All" was Daft Punk's first new studio album in four years, and their third album proper to date following up to 2001's "Discovery". Thomas Bangalter and Guy Manuel De Homem Christo recorded the ten tracks in just six weeks in their home studio in Paris in late 2004. Initially confusing the critics, who expected another pop album in the vein of "Discovery", "Human After All" instead delivered a rough and ready collection of extended dancefloor tracks with an emphasis on the "Punk" that informed the whole mid noughties wave of electro releases.

                The music is diverse and fresh whilst retaining their trademark Daft Punk sound (vocoder vocals, keyboards playing 70s guitar riffs etc), this time with a more spontaneous and direct quality to the recording. A mix of guitars and machines, "Human After All" takes us from the hardcore P-Funkin' tech-thump of "Brainwasher" and "Television Rules The Nation" to the pumping "Technologic" and "Steam Machine". The highligh however comes with the moments of calm amidst all the stormy electronics, the heartbreaking "Make Love" and "Emotion".

                Martin James

                French Connections : From Discotheque To Daft Punk - The Birth Of French Touch

                  Revised reissue of the acclaimed first-ever book-length investigation into French Touch.

                  "Updated version features previously unpublished interviews with Daft Punk, Laurent Garnier, Cerrone, Jean Jacques Perrey, Motorbass, Chris Le Friant (aka Bob Sinclar), Air, Etienne de Crecy, La Funk Mob, Cassius, The Micronauts, Stardust, Benjamin Diamond, Modjo, DJ GilbR, i-Cube, DJ Cam and many more...

                  During the second half of the 1990s, Paris experienced a dance music revolution thanks to groundbreaking artists like Daft Punk, Air, Super Discount, Motorbass, Cassius, Dimitri from Paris, Bob Sinclar and many, many more. It was a scene that became known as French Touch and was heralded throughout the world as the epitome of dance music cool, forever placing Paris on the dance culture map.

                  Journalist and author Martin James was there right from the start, documenting the scene from its inspirations to its earliest moments and onto its global breakthrough. In the process, he inadvertently provided the French Touch moniker that became adopted throughout the world.

                  Drawing on a dazzling array of exclusive interviews with the biggest names in French electronic music history, French Connections explores France’s significant contribution to dance music culture that paved the way for the French Touch explosion."

                  Daft Punk

                  TRON: Legacy Reconfigured - 2022 Reissue

                    Tron: Legacy Reconfigured is a remix album of music by Daft Punk, originally released 5 April 2011. The album features remixes of selections of the Tron: Legacy film score by various contemporary electronic musicians such as M83, Avicii, Boys Noize, Moby, Paul Oakenfold and many more. Tron: Legacy Reconfigured charted in several countries and peaked at number one in the Billboard Dance/Electronic chart.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    LP1 - Side A
                    Derezzed - Remixed By The Glitch Mob
                    Fall - Remixed By M83 VS Big Black Delta
                    The Grid - Remixed By The Crystal Method
                    Adagio For TRON - Remixed By Teddybears
                    LP1 - Side B
                    The Son Of Flynn - Remixed By Ki:Theory
                    C.L.U. - Remixed By Paul Oakenfold
                    The Son Of Flynn - Remixed By Moby
                    End Of Line - Remixed By Boys Noize
                    LP2 - Side C
                    Rinzler - Remixed By Kaskade
                    Encom Part 2 - Remixed By Com Truise
                    End Of Line - Remixed By Photek
                    LP2 - Side D
                    Arena - Remixed By The Japanese Popstars
                    Derezzed - Remixed By Avicii
                    Solar Sailer - Remixed By Pretty Lights
                    TRON Legacy (End Titles) - Remixed By Sander Kleinenberg

                    Daft Punk

                    Homework - 2022 Reissue

                      Homework In January 1997, Daft Punk released their critically acclaimed debut album multi -platinum Homework, featuring the hit singles Around the World, Burning and Revolution 909 plus Da Funk Album of 1997 by many in the music press.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Side A
                      1. Daftendirekt
                      2. Wdpk 837 Fm
                      3. Revolution 909
                      4. Da Funk
                      5. Phoenix
                      Side B
                      1. Fresh
                      2. Around The World
                      3. Rollin' & Scratchin'
                      Side C
                      1. Teachers
                      2. High Fidelity
                      3. Rock'n Roll
                      4. Oh Yeah
                      Side D
                      1. Burnin'
                      2. Indo Silver Club
                      3. Alive
                      4. Funk Ad

                      Daft Punk

                      Alive 1997 - 2022 Reissue

                        Alive 1997- Live recording from Birmingham, November 1997 45mn of non-stop live mixing, featuring Daft Punk’s standard tracks (Da Funk,Rollin’ & Scratching) along with thise techno-electronic electronic explosions unique to Daft Punk.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Side A
                        1. WDPK, Pt. 1 (Live In Birmingham)
                        2. Da Funk (Live In Birmingham)
                        3. Rollin' & Scratchin' (Live In Birmingham)
                        Side B
                        1. Rollin' & Scratchin' (Live In Birmingham)
                        2. WDPK 83.7 FM, Pt. 2 (Live In Birmingham)
                        3. Alive (Live In Birmingham)

                        Various Artists

                        Around The World - A Daft Punk Tribute

                          Get back to the rich musical universe of Daft Punk with this album dedicated to the legendary duo. Rediscover their best hits with versions interpreted by :Chilly Gonzales, Christian Prommer, The Dø, Señor Coconut, Chamberlain, Kid Loco, Soulwax and many more…

                          TRACK LISTING

                          A1. Chilly Gonzales - Something About Us
                          A2. Christian Prommer's Drumlesson - Around The World
                          A3. Emre Yazgin - Giorgio By Moroder
                          A4. Federation Of The Disco Pimp - Robot Rock
                          A5. Acoustic Beat Roots - Get Lucky
                          A6. The Dø - Instant Crush (Live)
                          B1. Señor Coconut - Around The World - Intro
                          B2. Flash Mob Jazz - Get Lucky
                          B3. Chamberlain - Veridis Quo
                          B4. Kid Loco - Da Funk
                          B5. Laura Lace - Aerodynamic
                          B6. Soulwax - Teachers

                          Daft Punk / Gonzales

                          Erol Alkan Reworks

                            Way back when (approx 12 years ago), in those glory days of dingy basements and gaffa taped trainers, a whole new genreration of dancers were taking a journey of musical discovery at the the invitation of one Erol Alkan and his banging clubnight Trash. Electroclash, nu-disco, post-punk, punk-funk, nu rave, techno, there was a fair bit of techno, and indie cuts all rubbed shoulders, pogoed and made out in the middle of the dancefloor, getting totally fucked up as Erol threw them into the blender. This series sees the Phantasy man showcase his ear for a tune and hand for a killer rework with retrospective series of his best reinterpretations.
                            On the A-side, Erol rips apart the abrasive electro snarl of Daft Punk's "Brainwasher" and stitches it back together with a series of rib rattling breakbeats, gloomy keys and tremulous bass. Hard hitting, head-fucking electro tackle which predated the current breaks revival by a decade. Flip it for an Erol rework of Chilly Gonzales' "Never Stop". This dancefloor mauler works from a standard electro set up of kick+snare+hats before dropping into bleepy keys, pitched down vocal flips and a rampant electrodisco bassline. 'Ave it!

                            Daft Punk

                            Random Access Memories

                              After more hype and fanfare than I can remember, Daft Punk finally deliver "Random Access Memories". On the previous trilogy of records they've changed the music world and heralded new eras and scenes. From the jacking filter house of 1997's "Homework", an album which set the blueprint for the whole French touch scene, to the pop majesty of 2001's "Discovery", a sampledelic journey through the kaleidescope of 70s disco and funk, to 2005's "Human After All", the rough and abrasive record that in hindsight heralded the new wave of French electronic producers. They are rightly regarded as the leading electronic musicians of their time and not only have they recorded a hype worthy record, they've delivered a classic.

                              Drawing inspiration of the sounds of the 70s and 80s, "Random Access Memories" serves up bouncing disco (Worldwide summer smash "Get Lucky" and "Lose Yourself To Dance"), prog jazz ("Giorgio by Moroder" and "Touch") and West Coast AOR ("Instant Crush", "Beyond" and "Fragments of Time"). The influences are similar to 2001's "Discovery", but rather than samples, the album instead features an all star roster of collaborators from all over the musical world recorded live in studio sessions.

                              Those expecting an album of easy dancefloor hits will be disappointed, Daft Punk have never simply retrodden uninspired paths and have instead turned out an expansive and exhaustive journey through an era before house music, where sentiment and nostalgia is preferred over beats. But don't fear, the dancefloor won't be neglected entirely, album closer "Contact" is probably a hint of what they might have in store for us on the soon-come remix disc!

                              STAFF COMMENTS

                              Patrick says: The massive and eagerly awaited new album from Daft Punk, does not disappoint. This is their fourth album and first in over eight years. Working on a theme of 70s disco, influenced by movie soundtracks, the album is full of catchy summer sounding hits.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              1. Give Life Back To Music
                              2. The Game Of Love
                              3. Giorgio By Moroder
                              4. Within
                              5. Instant Crush
                              6. Lose Yourself To Dance (Feat. Pharrell Williams)
                              7. Touch
                              8. Get Lucky (Feat. Pharrell Williams And Nile Rodgers)
                              9. Beyond
                              10. Motherboard
                              11. Fragments Of Time
                              12. Doin' It Right
                              13. Contact

                              Daft Punk

                              Discovery - 2021 Repress

                                "Discovery" was originally released in 2001, five years after those Daft Punks blew us all away with "Homework" and the world was a very different place. "Homework" had been the shot of adrenaline that club culture needed, prompting the golden age of filter house, with a legion of imitators following their lead. But the French duo hadn't spent the interim resting on their laurels, instead they'd dug deep into their record collections, exploring the productions of Thomas' father (Daniel Vangarde, who hit the charts with Ottowan's "D.I.S.C.O.") and honing their songwriting skills. They'd also spent a fair bit of time in the workshop making two very snazzy robot costumes which have become their uniform ever since. And when they were good and ready, they unleashed "Discovery" (or Disco Very) on the world. Opening with the massive hands in the air "One More Time", the album soon heads into a sampledelic melting pot of 70s disco grooves, reinterpreting the likes of Edwin Birdsong, Cerrone, Sister Sledge, George Duke, Tavares and Barry Manilow!!! This time around though, they'd taken a step back from the dancefloor, instead creating a pop gem that'd work in a club, on the radio, in an armchair or  anywhere really, that even contained proper songs. Perfect in its conception and execution this was the album that turned them from house music's golden boys to global megastars, and rightly so.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                Side A
                                1. One More Time
                                2. Aerodynamic
                                3. Digital Love
                                Side B
                                1. Harder Better Faster Stronger
                                2. Crescendolls
                                3. Nightvision
                                4. Superhereos
                                Side C
                                1. High Life
                                2. Something About Us
                                3. Voyager
                                4. Veridis Quo
                                Side D
                                1. Short Circuit
                                2. Face To Face
                                3. Too Long

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