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Father of Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter, Daniel Vangarde announces new album

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Daniel Vangarde, father of Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter and French disco pioneer has announced a new album.

The Vaults Of Zagora Records Mastermind (1971-1984)’ will include a catelogue of Vangarde’s work including his collaborations with the likes of Starbow, Who’s Who, Ami Stewart and more.

As a highly recognised producer and songwriter from the 60s to the 80s, Vangarde worked on classics such as Ottawan’s ‘D.I.S.C.O.’, The Gibson Brothers’ ‘Cuba’ and Black Blood’s ‘Aie a Mwana’.

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In 1975, Vangarde founded the label Zagora with publisher Jean Kluger which saw the release music for artists including Who’s Who.

His son Thomas Bangalter has also recently been working on an album for pop band, Phoenix.

Previously working with the band multiple times from their first collaboration in 2000 with Bangalter playing the synth on their track ‘Embuscade’, this time, he has helped with the production of their upcoming album ‘Alpha Zulu’.

Out on November 25 via Because Music, the album will be available to steam as well as to purchase as a double vinyl LP and CD.

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Check out the full starstudded tracklist of ‘The Vaults Of Zagora Records Mastermind (1971-1984)’ below.

Side A
1. Starbow – ‘Voyager II’ (12” version)
2. The Electronic System – ‘Moog jealousy’
3. Daniel Vangarde – ‘La Poursuite’
4. Who’s Who – ‘Dancin’ machine’
5. Starbow – ‘Intersidereal message’ (12” version)

Side B
1. Soul Iberica Band – ‘I’m looking for Jeremy’
2. La Boca – ‘Laugh (the longest laugh in the disco history)’
3. The Lovelets – ‘Midemman’ (theme for Midem ‘74)
4. Yamasuki – ‘Kono samourai’
5. Amii Stewart – ‘Rocky Woman’ (12” version)

Side C
1. Who’s Who – ‘Palace palace’ (12” version)
2. The Great Disco Bouzouki Band – ‘Greek girls’
3. Vicky Edimo – ‘Let me love you tonight’
4. The Gibson Brothers – ‘Come to America’ (instrumental disco version)
5. Black Blood – ‘A.I.E. (a mwana)’

Side D
1. La Compagnie Créole – ‘Le nuit des requins’
2. Ottawan – ‘Qui va garder mon crocodile cet été?’ (extended)
3. Rocky & Vandella – ‘Dès que t’as dit disco t’as tout dit’ (extended)
4. François Patrice – ‘La contrat’
5. Daniel Vangarde – ‘Une comète va rectontrer la Terre’

Becky Buckle is Mixmag’s Video and Editorial Assistant, follow her on Twitter

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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