We all love a bit of a scandal around the EB offices, which is why we picked up on this juicy story which purports that Daft Punk had basically nothing to do with its own Reconfigured Tron remix LP.
Unfortunately this is something we kind of suspected, given Daft Punk would never allow Paul Oakenfold or The Crystal Method to remix their work nonetheless, it’s great someone has come out and said something upfront.
Busy P off the back of his website posted this statement:
Dear Disney people,
You know i love you (we all do)
But Walt! Come on! How can you take my robots friends so far away from good taste ?
I am 100% sure the Daft boys were not involved in this side (sad) porject
Of course some of it is nice, and you know there are some of my friends on this CD.
But this is not enough!
A masterpiece like TRON soundtrack deserved the best and I am sad to discover the A&R at Disney records is apparently buying most of his electronic music in airports stores…”
The strangest thing of all is that these original comments up at his blog have now been taken down.
So where to from here? Well, its feasible that we’ll probably never hear anything about this again, as Disney probably couldn’t give the slightest about this project anyway. But it’s nice to imagine all boardroom executives sitting around the table hushing about some Daft Punk conspiracy.
However, if anyone knows what the real story is it would have to be Busy P – he managed Daft Punk for twelve years.
Published March 21, 2011.