The Epic 2017 Project #045: 170214
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories (2013)
This was the French duo’s fourth studio album, released on 17 May 2013 by Daft Life and Columbia Records. The album pays tribute to the late 1970s and early 1980s American music, particularly from Los Angeles, the theme reflected in the album’s packaging, as well as its promotional campaign, which included billboards, television advertisements and a web series.
Unlike their previous albums, Daft Punk recruited session musicians to perform live instrumentation and limited the use of electronic instruments to drum machines, a custom-built modular synthesizer, and vintage vocoders. The album features collaborations with Giorgio Moroder, Panda Bear, Julian Casablancas, Todd Edwards, DJ Falcon, Chilly Gonzales, Nile Rodgers, Paul Williams and Pharrell Williams. It is the first Daft Punk album released by Columbia Records.