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07.11.2022, Words by Billy Ward

Father of Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter announces new archival album

It's the first time the French disco pioneer's work will feature on one project...

Daniel Vangarde, the father of Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter, has announced a new archival compilation album.

The French disco pioneer will release ‘The Vaults of Zagora Records Mastermind (1971-1984)’ on November 25, marking the first time much of the songwriter and producer’s music will be featured on one release.

Vangarde was a widely-respected producer and songwriter from the 1960s through to the 1980s, founding the record label Zagora in 1975 and responsible for co-writing and producing hits such as Ottowan’s ‘D.I.S.C.O.’, The Gibson Brothers’ ‘Cuba’ and Black Blood’s ‘Aie a Mwana’.

After his son Thomas and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo grew to international acclaim together as Daft Punk, Vangarde was credited as an early influence who helped them get off the ground to become one of the globe’s most influential electronic acts.

Last month, Disco Pogo announced a tribute book to Daft Punk. Disco Pogo’s predecessor Jockey Slut published Daft Punk’s first ever interview back in 1994, their first ever magazine cover and featured them on the line-ups of many of their Bugged Out nights over the years.

The 250 page hardback book, titled ‘Daft Punk – We Were The Robots’, traces the duo’s story from their earliest days right up to their unexpected split in February 2021. The book will ship March 1 2023 and is available to pre-order here.

Watch a video of Ottawan’s hit single ‘D.I.S.C.O’ below:

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