Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter says different periods of music are present in ‘Get Lucky’
Electronic duo Daft Punk recently released their new single “Get Lucky,” which has a definite dance vibe. According to band member Thomas Bangalter, the guys decided to have rapper and producer Pharrell Williams and Chic’s Nile Rodgers appear on the song in an attempt to bridge the so-called gap between the disco period and today’s dance.
“What Nile Rodgers represents for dance music and R&B in America in the seventies and the eighties and what Pharrell represents from somehow the same genre of music in the nineties and 2000s, it felt really interesting to connect all these eras together to create the music of the present and possibly the music of the future as well,” Bangalter explained to Australian radio station Triple J.
“Get Lucky” appears on Daft Punk’s upcoming studio album, “Random Access Memories,” out May 21. The collection is set to feature a variety of other famed rockers, DJs and producers, including the Strokes vocalist Julian Casablancas, Animal Collective’s Noah Lennox (aka Panda Bear), Italian dance-music producer Giorgio Moroder, DJ Falcon, producer Todd Edwards, Canadian musician and producer Chilly Gonzales and Academy Award-winning musician and songwriter Paul Williams.
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