Zane Lowe honors Daft Punk’s legacy with Apple Music tribute mix
Exclusively to Apple Music comes Zane Lowe‘s Daft Punk tribute mix, through which the New Zealand-born DJ honors his personal connection to the iconic duo, who confirmed their split in an eight-minute video, “Epilogue,” published on February 22. In a public statement, Lowe poignantly commented on Daft Punk’s split, stating,
“28 years ago, the robots came to earth and…they tried to figure out a way to get through to us as humans, but they’re robots. And they figured out that the purest way to do it was through art. That is the only way that you can truly communicate and not have your message ruined by the system. That if you make music, it’s yours, purely yours, and no one can get in between you and the people who hear it. And that’s what they did. And through music and performance, they just tried to feed us the way. They tried to show us how to connect. Put us in fields, clubs, gave us songs, made us want to hug each other, dance together, relationships, marriages, families, deep friendships, all forged thanks to the robots and their music.
…thank you, Daft Punk. I’m going to take your lessons with me forever, and my kids will and their kids will, and maybe through art, we will find a way.”
Stream Lowe’s mix in full here.
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