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Daft Punk Discreetly Release Remix Album

The cover of 'Human After All.'
The cover of 'Human After All.'
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A Human After All remix compilation that Daft Punk had completed eight years ago, shortly after the release of the middling 2005 album of the same name, is finally available in the United States to download on iTunes or stream on Spotify.

Daft Punk aren't fans of doing anything conventionally, as we all know. The French duo originally released the limited edition Human After All remix album exclusively in Japan in 2006, since then the album had been all but forgotten about. That was until this past June, when Daft Punk surprised fans and re-released the remix album with four additional tracks, but once again it was only available in Japan. Which brings us to this past weekend, when Daft Punk unceremoniuosly released the album for the rest of the world to hear. There was no hoopla or hubbub, and no cool commercials running during SNL. Just a quiet release for a remix of an album that many Daft Punk fans probably wish they hadn't released in the first place.

As Consequence of Sound initially reported, the Human After All remix album consists of 15 tracks featuring remixes of every song on the album by artists like Basement Jaxx, Peaches, Daft Punk themselves, and a lot of artists you've probably never heard of unless you're a huge EDM fan.

It's worth mentioning that the album closes with a remix of the song "Technologic"by Le Knight Club, which is a side project of Daft Punk's Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. It's also worth mentioning that this particular remix "has never been on sale, let alone officially endorsed" by Daft Punk.

In other Daft Punk news, the BBC announced near the end of June that they will be producing an hour-long documentary about the mysterious duo which will "tell the extraordinary story of the two award-winning French DJ musicians hidden behind robot masks." It's scheduled to premier in 2013.