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Daft Punk to premiere never-heard-before track at Paris’ Pompidou Center

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Daft Punk is set to share an unreleased track at Paris’ Pompidou Center tomorrow.

The song titled ‘Infinity Repeating’ features vocals from The Stokes’ Julian Casablancas and The Voidz which will also appear on their upcoming tenth-anniversary re-issue of ‘Random Access Memories’.

On November 10, 1992, The Pompidou Center held a rooftop party as it had turned the space into a dancefloor for the evening, attending this “Armistice” event was a young Daft Punk aka. 17-year-old Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo.

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The Pompidou Center said that this night “was to change everything for the pair who would become Daft Punk.”

Bangalter recalls in the novel The Song of the Machine, by David Blot and Mathias Cousin according to The Pompidou Center: “We weren’t yet 18 and we were finally going to a rave […]. The night was called ‘Armistice’ and the venue was magical; on the Beaubourg roof with a bird’s eye view of Paris […]. At last we would discover, on a decent sound system, Chicago house and Detroit techno, the dance music which would change our lives.“

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On May 11, the centre will be hosting an ultra-high-fidelity listening experience of the unreleased track including a cinema screening of an accompanying video clip.

In March the duo surprise dropped a previously unreleased track ‘The Writing of Fragments of Time’ which is eight-minutes-long consisting of rehearsals, offcuts, and behind-the-scenes chatter between Daft Punk and garage pioneer Todd Edwards.

A never-heard-before studio outtake with no production work of ‘Give Life Back To Music’ has also recently been released.

The tenth anniversary special of GRAMMY-award-winning album ‘Random Access Memories’ will be out on May 12 including more unreleased work.

The listening event at Paris’ Pompidou Center tomorrow is free with more information available here.

Becky Buckle is Mixmag’s Multimedia Editor, follow her on Twitter

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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