The New Wave

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This article is about a single by Daft Punk. For other uses, see New Wave (disambiguation).
"The New Wave"
Single by Daft Punk
Released April 11, 1994
Format 12"
Recorded 1993
Genre Techno
Length 7:16
5:17 (edit)
Label Soma
Writer(s) Thomas Bangalter
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
Producer(s) Daft Punk
Daft Punk singles chronology
"The New Wave"
"Da Funk"

"The New Wave" is an instrumental track by Daft Punk, released as their first single in 1994 on the Soma Recordings label. It was later released the same year on the UMM label under license from Soma Recordings. Though it was originally a standalone single, the track "The New Wave" eventually evolved into "Alive" (evidenced in the track listing), which appeared on Homework (1997).


In September 1993, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo presented a demo of their electronic music to DJ Stuart Macmillan at a rave at EuroDisney.[1] Bangalter recalled that the meeting had been a surprise, as they were fans of Macmillian's DJing and just wanted him to hear the duo's music. "But he liked it and so we did some more music tracks and here we are."[2] The tracks were released as "The New Wave" under the Soma label co-founded by Macmillan's band Slam.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  • 12" maxi single
Side A
No. Title Length
1. "The New Wave" (edit) 5:17
2. "The New Wave" (full length) 7:12
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Assault"   5:57
2. "Alive" (new wave final mix) 5:15


  1. ^ Collin, Matthew (August 1997). "Do You Think You Can Hide From Stardom?". Mixmag. Retrieved on 6 March 2007.
  2. ^ Benny, Paul. "Daft Punk - The Real New Wave", Jockey Slut, May/June 1994, page 10.
  3. ^ The New Wave (liner notes). Daft Punk. Soma Quality Recordings. 5 024856 620149.

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