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Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Daft Punk ‘Random Access Memories’ collaborators explore digital music innovation in video series


Musician Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, left, and musician Thomas Bangalter of the duo Daft Punk arrive at the premiere of the feature film "Tron: Legacy" in Los Angeles on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010. (Dan Steinberg - AP)

In case you haven’t heard, Daft Punk — the French duo Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter — is coming out with a new album, debuting it in Wee Waa, Australia on May 17.

The futuristically-helmeted team hasn’t released a studio album since “Human After All” in 2005, making the soon-to-be-released “Random Access Memories” a much-anticipated event. In the lead-up to the release, Intel and Vice have been producing a series of interviews with collaborators on the duo’s latest album as part of their series “The Creators Project.”

The third and latest episode, features a sit-down with disco guitarist Nile Rodgers. The “wacky, random events that turned into real relationships,” that he recalls — events that led to collaborations with Madonna, David Bowie, and Duran Duran — are a window into how some of music’s more iconic sounds came to be.

“The best collaborations in my life are when the people you work with are as good as you expect and even better than that,” said Rodgers of Daft Punk, whom he described as “cooler than [he] thought.”

The episodes are worth watching if you’re a fan of Daft Punk, music or the creative and collaborative process.

Episode 1: Giorgio Moroder

Episode 2: Todd Edwards

Episode 3: Nile Rodgers

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