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Pharrell Performs Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky': VIDEO

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Pharrell did his first live performance of Daft Punk's new track "Get Lucky" at an HTC Live event in NYC on Friday night.

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Meanwhile, "Get Lucky" is breaking records on Spotify:

The music service says the French electronic duo's song "Get Lucky" had the biggest streaming day for a single track on Friday in the U.S. and the United Kingdom. Spotify wouldn't release the number of streams.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" previously held the record for most streams in a day in the U.S. British band Bastille had the title in the United Kingdom with the song "Pompeii."

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Daft Punk's First Single 'Get Lucky' is Here: AUDIO

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Last night at midnight Daft Punk released its first single off the upcoming album Random Access Memories featuring Pharrell and Nile Rodgers.

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THERE IS NOTHING: Like New York in the spring.

PHARRELL WILLIAMS: On his work on the new Daft Punk album.

REAL FLOW: What a Jenga-like stack of rubbery phalluses looks like falling in slow-mo.

MARRIAGE NEWS WATCH: AFER's Matt Baume on the upcoming votes in Rhode Island and Delaware.

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Daft Punk 'Get Lucky' Promo Played at Coachella Features Pharrell, Nile Rodgers: VIDEO

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Attendees at the first night of Coachella were treated to a promo video that someone grabbed with a cellphone, featuring "Get Lucky", a track from the group's highly-anticipated new album Random Access Memories.

The video featured Pharrell and Nile Rodgers jamming and singing with Daft Punk and confirmed a list of collaborators which include Panda Bear, Julian Casablancas, Todd Edwards, DJ Falcon, Chilly Gonzales, Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers, Paul Williams and Pharrell Williams.

UPDATE: A new ad based around this clip played during SNL on Saturday night.

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(via idolator)

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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1339

MASEN DAVIS: Transgender rights and the disgusting Arizona bathroom bill.

COACHELLA 2013: What you totes need to know.

GIORGIO MORODER: On the early days of electronic dance music, disco, and his collaboration with Daft Punk.

RONAN THE SEAL LION: A master beatkeeper.

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Daft Punk Album 'Random Access Memories' Snippets: AUDIO

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Daft Punk's new album Random Access Memories is coming on May 21 and appears to look back with a nod to classic disco and legend Nile Rodgers was heavily involved. Rolling Stone reports:

"About a year ago, I get a knock on the door – first a virtual one and then a real knock – from [Daft Punk's] Guy-Manuel and Thomas," Rodgers said during a Q&A session on Friday. "The collaboration felt so unbelievably natural that it made me realize that I need to be in the studio with people. I love partnering with people. And then from that moment, a windfall of recording started happening. I just started going in with whomever I could."

Rodgers, whose guitar work can be heard on a 15-second trailer of new Daft Punk music that premiered during a Saturday Night Live broadcast earlier this month, said he couldn’t fill in details about the shape of the partnership with the French duo, or when music from their sessions would be released. "All I can say is that when you listen to the clip which dropped on Saturday Night Live, it pretty much shows you the great collaboration," he said. "It’s clear as a bell."

Also believed to have recorded with Daft Punk for the album: Giorgio Moroder, Panda Bear and Chilly Gonzales.

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