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Is there a New Daft Punk album coming? Snippet uncovered

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Another year, another new Daft Punk album rumour surfaces. This time there have been some leaked documents around a potential album coming on 26/05/2020. The document shows a 13 track long-player with loads of the vital information redacted.

Some salient details that seem to allude to a real album are the fact that the documents list a late May release date, exactly seven years (to the week) after Random Access Memories hit shelves. The Columbia Records product reference and product release information documents also suggest the Japan release will include a bonus track—par for the course with other Daft Punk projects. The legal representatives listed on the reference sheet have also represented the group in the past, namely filing a trademark for DAFT TRAX SARL in 2018. The listed mix engineer Nathan “Mick” Guzauski previously worked with Daft Punk on Random Access Memories.

All of that aside, the leaked Columbia documents surfaced on Discord and Reddit initially, meaning their legitimacy, and for that matter, source, are extremely questionable. While the terms of Daft Punk’s 2013 Columbia Records deal aren’t exactly public knowledge, a deal for one lone LP seems unlikely—a multi-album agreement seems much more realistic.

This morning a snippet has also been shared on Reddit, which has some of the same details as the documents.

Since the leak, Sneak has come out saying it’s fake. So as with any Daft Punk rumour, only time will tell.

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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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