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Back to back Daft Punk posts? Why not. As I was posting my feature on Random Access Memories collaborator Giorgio Moroder, this Todd Edwards feature was released. I forgot that Edwards provided vocals and co-wrote my favorite Daft Punk song, “Face to Face” for the Discovery album. Everything about this track connects with me on a deep level, especially the lyrics…”I must admit it’s my pride that made me distant, all because I hoped that you’d be someone different..”

 

Todd Edwards substantially influenced house music beginning in the early 90’s. His work is unique melding of garage, house and 2-step with his signature spliced vocal snippets. He has stayed consistent over many years as a producer, and is known as a very kind-hearted and spiritual individual.

Edwards confirms what I already know, and what should be obvious to all by now..when Daft Punk does something, it affects everything.

 

It’s easy for many to forget that when Homework was released, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo were 22 and 21 years old respectively. To have tracks like “Revolution 909”, “Da Funk” and “Around The World” in their debut album demonstrated two highly advanced artists, already changing the landscape of dance music. This has been their mission, and they have accomplished just about everything imaginable in many mediums of expression. With an attitude of passion, perfectionism and experimentation they have consistently set and raised the bar for what’s possible. Instead of depending on artists like Daft Punk to make all the change, take influence from them and realize they are just two dudes. I’m sure they hope their work inspires the rest of us to go out into the world and create something memorable. 

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– Jimi Jaxon

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Let’s dive into Random Access Memories, the upcoming new album from Daft Punk. There is no artist on my mind more often than them. It’s always very centering and sobering for me to step back from my work as an artist and think, WWDPD? (what would Daft Punk do?). There is so much that I can say about this new record, even though I haven’t heard anything besides a few seconds of music. I’ll do several features leading up to the release date, focusing on specific individuals who collaborated with the robots this time. 

 

Up first is Giorgio Moroder. The Italian producer, songwriter and performer has worked with Donna Summer, David Bowie, Blondie, The Three Degrees and Sparks to name a few. His current discography is comprised of 13 studio albums and ten soundtracks, going back to 1969! This is not including all the tracks he has helped produce for other artists. Incredible. Looks like he’ll help Daft Punk channel some disco/italo disco/synth pop energy. 

 

Random Access Memories will be released on May 21st, 2013 via Columbia.

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– Jimi Jaxon