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Daft Punk “Get Lucky”

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Daft Punk is comprised of the ultimate French duo Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter who met back in 1987 and have since created several tracks together that have inspired fans around the world. They combine elements of house music with synthpop and are very popular in the techno scene.

With tracks from their up and coming daft_punk_artist_ARIA_040113_640x360album, “Random Access Memories”, already breaking records on the internet music charts, Daft Punk has become a universal techno music sensation. Recently, Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” single, which was released on April 19th and features vocals by Pharrell Williams and guitarist Nile Rodgers, has topped the charts and become the most streamed track on Spotify in one day, according to Billboard. In addition, over on the UK charts “Get Lucky”  has already become the best selling track of the year which is a strong predecessor to the power of Daft Punk’s latest album “Random Access Memories” scheduled to be released on May 20th, 2013.

“Random Access Memories” is an album long awaited. Back in 2008 in Paris, Draft Punk began creating their album but did not have a clear idea of what they wanted to accomplish. The duo did not start gaining momentum for each track until after they decided to drop prerecorded samples and work instead with live instruments, which brought more musical inspiration to the table. Other inspirations that brought  “Random Access Memories” to life were musician’s from the 70s and 80s which Daft Punk calls “the tastiest era for us” according to an interview from Rolling Stone.

Included in that exclusive interview talking about the style of this album, Daft Punk  reveals “that the only electronics come in the form of a massive, custom-built modular synthesizer that was played live on the album and a collection of vintage vocoders on which they manually manipulated factors like pitch, vibrato and legato. ‘There’s this thing today where the recorded human voice is processed to try to feel robotic,’ Thomas says, referring to the undying AutoTune vogue. “Here, we were trying to make robotic voices sound the most human they’ve ever sounded, in terms of expressivity and emotion.” http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/exclusive-daft-punk-reveal-secrets-of-new-album-20130413

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