Daft Punk Announce Vinyl Reissues Of ‘Homework’ And ‘Alive 1997’, Release 25th Anniversary Edition Of Their Debut: Listen

Daft Punk has announced vinyl reissues of their 1997 debut album, “Homework”, and their live album, “Alive 1997”. Both reissues will be released on April 15 and are available for pre-order. here.

The announcement comes on the one-year anniversary of the duo’s sudden split and a month after “Homework’s” 25th anniversary. Last night (22nd) they live-streamed a rare, unmasked set filmed at the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles in 1997 to mark the occasion.

The duo have also just released a digital deluxe edition of “Homework,” which includes 15 remixes from the original album, nine of which have never been shared on digital streaming platforms before. Remixers include Masters At Work, DJ Sneak, Todd Terry, Motorbass, Slam, Ian Pooley, I:Cube, Roger Sanchez and Junior Sanchez. check it out here.

In a recent DJ Mag 25th anniversary post, writer Gabriel Szatan – whose book on Daft Punk will be released next year – delved into the DNA of Daft Punk’s early world, presenting an insider’s guide to the pioneers of dance music, or ‘Teachers’, which influenced him. Read it here.

The iconic Parisian electronic duo announced their abrupt breakup on February 22, 2021 after 28 years. The announcement was made via an eight-minute clip from their 2006 film Electroma, titled Epilogue. Their publicist Kathryn Frazier later confirmed the news of their split to Forkfor no reason given.

Read more about Daft Punk’s lasting influence here, and see which of the duo’s tracks DJ Mag readers picked as their all-time favorites here.

Jack L. Goldstein