So we’d spotted this a few days ago, but it would’ve broken embargo to confirm it.
An early version of ‘Contact’, the DJ Falcon-featuring closing track from Daft Punk‘s Random Access Memories, features on a recording of a 2002 DJ set at Amsterdam’s Paradiso by Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter, Cassius and Falcon.
Fans have been speculating over whether it’s fake, or how similar it will be to the version on Random Access – we can confirm that from our memories of the playback it’s pretty damn similar, and is based around that already reported sample of Australian rock band The Sherbs’ ‘We Ride Tonight’.
If you skip to 2 hours 21 minutes on the set recording below, that’s where the early version of ‘Contact’ starts. There’s also a Youtube rip, which we’ve embedded below.
You can read our first thoughts on Random Access Memories here.