PREVIEW: Daft Punk – Emphazed

Ladies and gentlemen, Daft Punk hysteria is back and crazier than ever. Less than 24 hours after a new track leak entitled “Emphazed” graced the interwebs, the blogosphere has blown up with equal parts confusion and excitement.

Real or fake, the track uses some familiar elements we’ve come to love from Daft Punk – notably the well-timed arpeggios and blippy stuttered beats, all under a darker guise that would make sense given the duo’s work on the Tron score. Still, it’s hard to accept this as the real thing given Daft’s recent radio silence – we remember similar “leaks” that turned out to be Mord Fustang productions.

This time around, the timing makes a bit more sense. With news ranging from confirmed album collaborations with Nile Rodgers and Giorgio Moroder, to supposed tour dates for 2013, to Yelle’s album art tweet, the rumours are swirling. Whether this another well-produced fake or the sign of the return of two pioneers of dance music, it’s fun to dream.

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