The man of the summer, Pharrell, has joined forces with Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo, the men behind the robot masks of Daft Punk, for a monumental Vibe Magazine cover story. The musical impresarios joined forces for the third special edition cover celebrating Vibe’s 20th anniversary.
In a rare interview with Sarah Polonsky, the three discussed why they enjoy making music together, the future of dance music, and more.
On why they [Daft Punk] decided to work w/ Pharrell on their latest LP:
THOMAS BANGALTER: We’ve always been big fans of his work and output as a producer, rapper and musician. But what we really appreciate more than anything is a multitalented artist that has a strong aura and is super talented, charismatic and very glamorous. His natural glamour—he is as elegant in jeans [as he is] in a tuxedo.
On the public calling “Get Lucky” a disco track:
PHARRELL WILLIAMS: I find it so funny when people say disco. It’s not disco. It’s not of that time. It was never meant to relate to an era. I’d say post-disco.
Check out the EXCLUSIVE behind-the-scenes photo of Pharrell on set below. Click up top for more in the gallery.
BONUS: BTS FOOTAGE OF THE ‘VIBE’ COVER SHOOT
Read the full interview over at Vibe.