An unreleased techno track by Daft Punk’s dj, Thomas Bangalter, has been put out, whether you want to call it a leak or a release or what. The song was taken from the “Riga” (a Latvian movie that got the Daft’s a Best Score award nomination) soundtrack which was released last year, and the song is eponymous, and was recorded in one take.
Ed Banger records head Busy P – Ed Banger is also famous for some of our favorites like Justice and Myd, which we’ve talked about here before.
Because Daft Punk haven’t released any new music since 2013 when the mega-successful (for them) “Random Access Memories” came out, with dance hits like “Get lucky,” so people are scooping this new track up. During that time, Daft Punk has been producing music for other musicians.
How did the new track get out? Well, Busy P is Daft Punk’s former manager.
For the Riga session, recording notes credit Bangalter with “beats and loops,” and the Bangalter solo track. The thing came out on a blue, one-sided vinyl record, and some were even sold in Paris last June. Here’s the track on EdBanger’s instagram, because a proper clip of the 14-minute song isn’t really to be found easily online. Maybe it will make its way into the robot’s live set though and someone will up it from there?