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Daft Punk album art revealed, release on Columbia Records confirmed

00:00 Nov/30/1999

The rumors about Daft Punk's fourth studio album started already in the Summer of 2012. Confirmation came in form of an image uploaded (on February 26) to www.DaftPunk.com as well as the duo’s Facebook page. The mysterious ways of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo have time and time again thrilled eager fans. Some call them the 'Gods of Electro', and if the top spot on Mixmag's 'Top 50 Greatest Dance Tracks of All Time' is any indication, they're correnct. But French electro has had to manage without them, since they haven’t put out anything since the 'Tron: Legacy' soundtrack - their last studio album was released 8 years ago. Now, the wait is about to an end, projectedly in the first quarter of 2013. Springtime and fresh Daft Punk, what could be better? Certainly, great things lie ahead..

However, we can’t give our suggestion to reinstate Daft Punk to The Official Global DJ Rankings just yet. There has been nothing official about Daft Punk performances. The duo was excluded from the rankings some time ago no. According to DJ-Rankings’ press representative: „It was odd that they were ranked so high on DJMag’s Top 100 poll in 2012. They do not play shows, do they? Obviously we appreciate one of the best, if not the best electronic music producers that have seen the light of day. But we cannot rank anyone unless they are active as a DJ act.“

More information on the album: Daft Punk's fourth studio album will see the French electro duo collaborate with the legendary disco producers Nile Rodgers and Giorgio Moroder!

I guess their cameo behind the decks in the club scene of ’Tron: Legacy’  wasn’t enough to consider them active DJs. Contrary to countless rumours of performing at Coachella or Bestival, the duo won’t be touring in 2013. According to Rob da Bank (Bestival organiser and DJ on BBC1),: "There's all kinds of crazy rumours flying about at the moment about Daft Punk at Coachella, and The Rolling Stones playing Glastonbury. We got told months ago that Daft Punk were definitely not touring next year, but it keeps the rumour mill going."

See also: Mixmag's 'Top 50 Greatest Dance Tracks of All Time'

Photo: Facebook/Daft Punk

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