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Daft Punk To Play Alongside Stevie Wonder At The Grammy Awards

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Is there a day that passes by wherein seminal French robotic duo Daft Punk don’t announce some sort of news these days? From remixes to action figures it appears that the pairing aren’t wasting a second of their comeback as they enjoy a spotlight brighter than ever before. The latest addition to their bulging news folder for the year is reports that that Daft Punk will be playing live at this years Grammy Awards on January 26 alongside a selection of all star guests.

Now confirmed it will be the first time the pairing have played live on TV for 5 years, when they appeared at the Grammys with hip hop loudmouth Kanye West.  Sources have now claimed that the last performance at the awards with the self-proclaimed genius was such a positive experience that it was what convinced the punks to return for this years ceremony.

The performance is also notable as it is the duo’s first performance post RAM, with Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo performing live at the 56th Grammy Awards with none other than Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers,  whilst backed by the RAM session players Chris Caswell, Nathan East, Omar Hakim, and Paul Jackson Jr.

The event seems a natural one for them to play with them up for four awards  (Album Of The Year and Best Dance/Electronica Album for ‘Random Access Memories’, Record Of The Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for ‘Get Lucky’). The Grammy bosses promised “a collaborative and celebratory stage performance that honors [Daft Punk’s] multi-nominated music” and it seems they have more than delivered. Excited much?

Check out their last performance alongside Kanye West at the 2008 Grammys below:

 

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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