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"Contact" is a song by French electronic music duo Daft Punk. It is the thirteenth and final track from the duo's fourth studio album Random Access Memories, released on 17 May 2013. The track was written and produced by the duo, with additional writing and co-production by DJ Falcon. Daryl Braithwaite, Tony Mitchell, and Garth Porter are also credited as writers due to the song containing a sample of "We Ride Tonight" by Australian rock band The Sherbs. The song includes audio from the Apollo 17 mission, courtesy of NASA and Captain Eugene Cernan. Due to digital downloads of Random Access Memories, the song charted at number 46 on the French Singles Chart and at number 24 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs chart. 


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Hey Bob I'm looking at what Jack was talking about
And it's definitely not a particle that's nearby.
It is a bright object and it's obviously rotating because it's flashing,
It's way out in the distance, certainly rotating in a very rhythmic fashion
Because the flashes come around almost on time.

As we look back at the earth it's up at about 11 o'clock,
About maybe ten or twelve diameters.
I don't know whether that does you any good,
But there's something out there.

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Daft Punk

Daft Punk is an electronic music duo consisting of French musicians Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (born 8 February 1974) and Thomas Bangalter (born 3 January 1975). Daft Punk reached significant popularity in the late 1990s house movement in France and met with continued success in the years following, combining elements of house with synthpop. The duo is credited with producing songs that are considered essential in the French house scene. They were managed from 1996 to 2008 by Pedro Winter (Busy P), the head of Ed Banger Records. Early in the group's career, the band members were strongly influenced by groups such as The Beach Boys and The Rolling Stones. more »

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Written by: Guillaume Emmanuel Paul Homem Christo, Stephane Queme, Thomas Bangalter, Garth Ivan Richard Porter, Tony Mitchell, Daryl Braithwaite


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Artist Information
"Contact" is a song by French electronic music duo Daft Punk. The duo consists of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, who have been hugely influential in the dance music scene since the 1990s.
The song also features DJ Falcon, a French DJ and producer who has collaborated with Daft Punk on several occasions.
Album Information
"Contact" is the closing track from Daft Punk's fourth studio album, "Random Access Memories". The album is known for its departure from Daft Punk's traditional house music style, instead featuring live instrumentation and a disco vibe.
The song was reportedly inspired by the duo's fascination with space exploration. The title "Contact" could potentially reference human contact with extraterrestrial life.
Astronaut Speech
The opening of the song includes a sample from the Apollo 17 mission, in which astronaut Eugene Cernan describes a strange object he sees while in space.
Unique Structures
Unlike many of Daft Punk's other songs, "Contact" does not feature vocals. It has a unique structure that builds up to a cacophonous climax before fading out.
Visual Effects
In the official audio of "Contact" on YouTube, the video contains a real-time simulation of a launch and journey of a spacecraft which gives a visual representation for the feeling of the song.
The main sample in "Contact" is taken from "We Ride Tonight" by the Sherbs, an Australian rock band.
The song was highly anticipated and ranked as the best song on "Random Access Memories" by many prominent music magazines including NME.
Grammy Winning Album
"Random Access Memories" including the track "Contact" won the 2014 Grammy award for "Best Dance/Electronica Album" and the highly coveted "Album of the Year". It marked Daft Punk's first win in a major category at the Grammy Awards.

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