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04 January 2023

Daft Punk Share Unmasked Live Footage From 1997: Watch

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Daft Punk have shared rarely-seen live footage from 1997. The video shows the unmasked pair performing Rollin & Scratchin – watch below.

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The clip was first aired as part of a one-off Twitch stream last year, during which the French electronic duo streamed a full set filmed in LA’s Mayan Theater in 1997. The stream marked the one-year anniversary of their split in 2021, and the 25th anniversary of their landmark debut Homework.

Daft Punk chronicled their three-decade-spanning career by launching an archival website last April, with rare and unseen material and behind-the-scenes clips.

Amongst the archives, the storyboard behind the Around The World music video was released, as well as remastered versions of tracks including Da Funk, while the pair’s debut record was also reissued for its 25th anniversary.

The archives initially appeared on a website last year, mysteriously titled “archives loading”. A YouTube channel was subsequently created to document the duo’s career, revealing videos including an unmasked interview and a rehearsal version of the pair’s Grammys performance.

Meanwhile, in October, Daft Punk also joined TikTok. The pair have been using the platform to repost old clips, archival footage, and interviews.

Speaking to Mixmag last month, Daniel Vangarde, the father of Thomas Bangalter, opened up about his son’s career. “I was surprised because it was totally new, I was a little upset because I thought: ‘All the young people are going to create this kind of music. No this is not the dance music I make, It’s not my time any more’.

“I was proud and very happy for them. If you can make music and enjoy it and make a living out of it, it’s a very big privilege. If you have success it’s even better. But it’s important to do something you like, but also eat and travel with the money you earn — it’s fantastic.”

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