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A rare track by Daft Punk's dj has been released

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?

Smashing Pumpkins guitar effects

Guitar pedal notes:

JHS Angry Charlie overdrive, an “amp in a box” that sounds not too busy, kind of clean like an amp

Tym Red Mud fuzz pedal

Boss Reverb

MXR Uni-Vibe Chorus/Vibrato (you might recognize from the Pearl Jam “Alive” solo. Does phase-y swells, fast rotary speaker effects, low end pulses with depth control, swishing top end (MXR specialty), pitch bending with vibrato mode from slow (warped record) to fast (dizzying undulations), volume control, 9v battery or adapter.

Strymon Deco Warm is like having 2 “virtual tape decks” – the “tape” saturated tones sound like (one half of pedal) overdriven tape, (second half of pedal) “classic” tape effects like slapback, flange, chorus, echo (500ms), wah


Tristessa (another guitar has similar effects):

Smashing Pumpkins Crush Guitar Effect

Crush (over an acoustic guitar strumming):

Smashing Pumpkins Crush Guitar Effects

And for the more “shimmery” sounds played and let ring for a while on the same song:

Cherub Rock (overdubbed many times):

Cherub Rock solo (Strymon Deco gives the doubling effect):


1979 (overdubbed at least once):

1979 second guitar (those high warbley notes):

Bullet with Butterfly Wings (after start, which is a clean tone):

Then for chorus (guitars overdubbed playing at different volumes):

“Reverb” video showing the sounds:

Reverbs diagrams of the pedal configurations (click here).

The MXR Uni-Vibe:

Strymon Deco:

JHS Angry Charlie: