French duo claim they don't listen to dance music
Elliot Mitchell

10:06 20th May 2013

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Daft Punk have said they want someone to prove them “wrong”, and question their impact on dance music over the last 10 years, claiming that music will otherwise “lose its power”.

Thomas Bangalter claims: "It’s great how influential our records have been. We're flattered by the respect we get, but we've been waiting for the last 10 years for some kid to come along and say, 'Daft Punk got it wrong.' That's what it needs," reports Contactmusic, from an uncredited source.

The 38 year old went on to say technology is to blame for the monotony in modern dance music, saying “Technology has made making music, in a really cool way, more accessible to everybody. At the same time, it kind of diminishes some of the power music has. It's like a magic trick where everybody knows how it's done. Can there still be magicians when everyone is a magician?''

Bangleter then praised Skrillex, saying how he believes the Dubstep producer will lead the change he feels electronic music needs; “Skrillex we have a lot of respect for. He's said that he saw our show with the pyramid in 2007 and it makes him want to make music, but it feels like he's not copying our formula.” '

'He might be the kid that breaks the cycle, but we don't listen to a lot of electronic music. We never did.''

Watch the video for Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ below

Daft Punk’s long awaited ‘Random Access Memories’ hits the shelves today, after streaming on iTunes last week. Bookmaker Paddy Power believes the duo’s fourth record will be the fastest selling album in UK chart history, overtaking Oasis’ ‘Be Here Now’.

Meanwhile, the robots’ latest single ‘Get Lucky’ celebrated four weeks at number one last night (May 19th), selling over 500,000 copies in the UK.

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