Legendary music producers Giorgio Moroder and Nile Rodgers have further solidified speculation at this years International Music Summit in Ibiza that French Electro legends Daft Punk are to release their fourth studio album.
Moroder revealed during day three of IMS that he had recently joined Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter in the studio, with Rodgers detailing his own studio encounters with the duo earlier during the conference. While Moroder described the events that surrounded their collaborative efforts to the packed-out conference, Rodgers said that he would leave Daft Punk to reveal more information about the material, but suggested ‘That shit is amazing’ when asked about the new material.
Speculation had already started to gather earlier this year after award winning musician and composer Paul Williams announced after the premier of his Paul Williams: Still Alive documentary that he had worked with Daft Punk on some material that will be used on the duos new album. As reported by Pitchfork.com earlier this year, Daft Punk have also approached Noah Lennox a.k.a Panda Bear with a potential collaboration offer.
Homem-Christo and Bangalter last emerged from the shadows to score the soundtrack to Disney’s Tron: Legacy film in 2010 and have been vacant from the live circuit since their surprise appearance at Madison Square Garden that year.
Fast forward to 2:20 for the Nile Rodgers interview and to 4:10 for the Giorgio Moroder interview.
Words by Dan Carter
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