Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo sit down on BBC Radio 1 with Pete Tong to open up about their new album.

“We were interested in taking the time to reinvent ourselves and see where we could go next,” Bangalter reflects, “we were really experimenting all these years in the studio.” Referring to Random Access Memories as their first official studio album, the duo discuss their creative process citing a deep desire to recreate the magic of old house music and its timeless appeal.

“In some sense we emerged from that [Chicago house] tradition of working in a home studio and ‘pretending’ to do a record. It really felt that this album was the same music that we’ve always done – you’re right to say it’s maybe the record we’ve always wanted to do because it felt like we are doing the same thing but this time we are doing it for real.”

[via Dancing Astronaut]

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