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Todd Edwards says new Daft Punk album features “West Coast vibe,” uses live instruments

on April 08, 2013, 7:55pm

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Daft Punk have revealed another installment from their new video series “The Collaborators”, which focuses on the musicians who contributed to the duo’s upcoming album Random Access Memories. This video features legendary underground producer Todd Edwards, who previously worked with Daft Punk on “Face to Face” from their 2001 album Discovery.

Edwards shares a few new tidbits about the album, specifically that it was recorded in Los Angeles using live instrumentation. He also mentioned Daft Punk’s desire to create a “West Coast vibe”, inspired by the likes of Fleetwood Mac, The Doobie Brothers, and The Eagles.

For his part, Edwards said he spent three weeks in Los Angeles and recorded vocals to be used for a song’s chorus. He described the album as featuring “future classics,” adding: “two androids are bringing soul back to music.” He also said he was so inspired by the sessions that he’s since relocated from New Jersey to Los Angeles.

The first video from “The Collaborators” video series featured disco legend Giorgio Moroder — watch it here.

Random Access Memories is due out May 21st through Columbia Records imprint Daft Life Limited. Pre-orders are ongoing.