If you caught last night’s Saturday Night Live finale, you didn’t see Daft Punk. What you did catch was Kanye West performing two new Yeezus tracks, “New Slaves” (which has some production from Hudson Mohawke) and “Black Skinhead,” which Jonah Weiner, the writer behind the forthcoming Rolling Stone story on Daft Punk, says was produced by Daft Punk:
— Jonah Weiner (@jonahweiner) May 19, 2013
If you remember, the excerpts from the Rolling Stone story that they posted after Coachella spoke on two tracks that Kanye worked on with Daft Punk. Based on his performance of “Black Skinhead,” it looks like the track they referred to is very similar:
At their Paris studio, they laid down a combination of live and programmed drums while Kanye worked out rough vocals on the fly. “It was very raw: he was rapping – kind of screaming primally, actually,” Thomas says. “Kanye doesn’t give a fuck,” Guy-Manuel adds. “He’s a good friend.” Director (and longtime Daft Punk compatriot) Michel Gondry says that Kanye recently played him “two songs” that sprang from the session. “One of them, I told him it sounded solid and powerful – I envisioned a cube when I heard it,” Gondry says. “He told me, Chris Cunningham’s already directing the video!”
We’ll keep you posted on this story, as we’re awaiting confirmation.