The French duo, whose real names are Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, have been signed a new record deal with Columbia Records, who also have the likes of Kings Of Leon, Adele, and Bruce Springsteen on their roster.
Daft Punk are renowned for playing their gigs behind robot masks and have been working on their new album for the last 12 months. The last album they created was the 2010 soundtrack of the movie, Tron: Legacy.
With this news rumours have started to swirl that Daft Punk could make their live return on UK soil at this year’s Glastonbury festival. If they do, it will be their first shows this 2007’s Wireless festival.
Nile Rodgers, the legendary American producer and musician, is working on the album with the French pair, whilst record executives at Columbia believe that this album with be a huge success.
MTV has also reported that there will be a long list of collaborators on the project with the likes of Animal Collective, Giorgio Moroder, and Chilly Gonzales rumored to be working on the project too.
German producer Boy Noize has spoken of his excitement over Daft Punk’s return, stating, “Daft Punk has always been a big influence. Not because of the songs, but about that sounds and production. To this day … no one got on that level … No one sounds like Daft Punk and I’m very, very excited to hear their new stuff.”