Hear part of a techno track by Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter

A snippet of a nearly 15-minute-long track of "mental techno recorded in a single take."

Daft Punk—aka Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter—have been laying low since the runaway success of 2013’s Random Access Memories. But a recent snippet of unreleased music by Bangalter has surfaced online, sending excitement coursing through the dance music world.

Posted to the Instagram account of Ed Banger Records, a label run by a former manager of the French DJ duo, the snippet comes from “Riga (Take 5),” a track Bangalter contributed to the soundtrack of the 2017 Latvian film, Riga (Take 1). The song in its entirety is nearly 15 minutes of “mental techno recorded in a single take,” according to the post’s caption.

It’s only about a minute long, but the morsel posted to Instagram sounds dark, dynamic and thrilling. And what makes this brief preview even more tantalizing is the knowledge that the record is quite rare—according to Discogs, the soundtrack was limited to 500 copies, and the record with Bangalter’s track only comes with the double LP limited edition of the soundtrack.


Fingers crossed the full song emerges at some point. Listen to the snippet below:

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