To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Scottish label Soma is releasing a retrospective album, due out September 19. Among the tracklist goodies is an unreleased Daft Punk song called “Drive.” According to the label, Soma employees found the song on an old tape labeled “Daft Drive” as they were sifting through 20 years’ worth of materials. The 1994 recording captures Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo in their early years, recording songs over spoken-word French cassettes.
Soma’s statement says that “The tape had originally been sent with ‘Rollin And Scratchin’ to be released as Soma25. But Soma asked these two bright-eyed and Techno-bound Frenchman, to finish and send ‘Da Funk’ to accompany ‘Rollin And Scratchin’ and ‘Drive’ was shelved for a later date.”
The track will now be the first on the upcoming compilation, which also features selections by Sam, Silicone Soul, the Black Dog, Funk D’Void and many others in the Soma family.