Last week, Daft Punk gave out the first real piece of intimate insight into their new album with the launch of an exciting video series called The Collaborators. Teaming up with Intel/Vice's The Creators Project, the French duo of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christois is having people who contributed to their highly anticipated Random Access Memories go on camera to talk a bit about their hand in the creation of the album. Last time, Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer Giorgio Moroder was on screen, and this time its renowned house and garage producer Todd Edwards. In the clip, Edwards speaks on the three weeks he spent in Los Angeles working with Daft Punk on the LP, which was so inspiring that he ended up moving to the City of Angels as a result. One intriguing tidbit he gives is that Bangalter and Homem-Christois sought a "West Coast vibe" for the record, citing influence from Fleetwood Mac, The Doobie Brothers and The Eagles, and that "they're fulfilling their vision on all levels." Regarding keeping his involvement confidential, Edwards says, "It's been very difficult to harbor this secret; and I'm waiting for this album to intoxicate and infect everyone, so I'm not making music in a sterile world anymore." That's quite a statement, but from all of the indicators we've been given so far, it's rightfully bold.
Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’ – The Collaborators: Todd Edwards