Daft Punk & The Weeknd Reportedly Enter Studio Together


Acclaimed electronic duo Daft Punk and popular vocalist The Weeknd recently entered a recording studio together. The news of the collaboration comes from an executive at The Weeknd’s current record label Republic Records.

As noted by YourEDM, a recent roundtable discussion conducted by Billboard with Republic Records executive Wendy Goldstein revealed the French robots were heading to the studio with The Weeknd. The news came in response to a question posed to Goldstein (at 2:39 in the video below) about who she wished to work with, in which she replied:

Well actually, we have a session coming up in two days – that Ron [Perry] set up – with The Weeknd and Daft Punk. And I’ve always been a massive Daft Punk fan, so this is the first time that I’ve actually been involved with an artist who’s going to go and work with them.

The Weeknd may have been hinting at the collaboration in a recent Facebook post. The singer behind the hit “Can’t Feel My Face” last week shared the below image of a stereo speaker with two toy robots sitting on top without any additional commentary.

Daft Punk’s last album was 2013’s guest-filled Random Access Memories. The record earned a total five Grammy Awards, taking home the trophy for Album Of The Year in 2014.

Last year, Republic Records released The Weeknd’s second official studio album Beauty Behind The Madness. Recently he contributed to Kanye West’s Life Of Pablo album and Beyoncé’s latest LP Lemonade.

[Hat Tip – Billboard/CoS]