To remedy the transience of content broadcast live, Twitch and other social giants give creators the ability to save live shows on the platform to ensure that they take on greater visibility over time and that users can view them on demand at a later time. Not all streamers, however, fall under the spell of this opportunity. Not even i Daft Punk (yes, you read that right), recently reappeared by surprise on the Net one year after the sudden announcement of their dissolution after 28 years of association.
The famous Parisian electronics duo broadcast live on Twitch yesterday, February 22, a concert in 1997, the last stop of the world tour Daftendirektour at the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles. These are extremely rare shots that immortalize the very young Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter without the iconic chrome helmets on the head with which for years they have entrenched themselves in anonymity and in the halo of mystery that has become their stylistic code (in tandem with the revolutionary sounds).
Anyone who missed the unexpected reappearance of the band on the web, albeit with a revival content, will have to resign himself: the live has not been saved, so it cannot be played again (even if the first images immortalized by users during the live are starting to circulate).
Although “elusive”, the live broadcast was in any case a success and monopolized the attention of the Twitch audience, soaring to the top of the ranking of the most watched broadcasts in that time slot. The moment of greatest traffic marked 176 thousand spectators connected, with an average of 120 thousand, about double the second most watched broadcast at that moment.
On the Net, fans immediately shouted at the possible reunion, but the most plausible explanation is that the live broadcast is part of a cabaret of content that the group will broadcast in the coming days to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their debut album. Homework.. At the same time as the live broadcast on Twitch, Daft Punk released the digital deluxe version of their first album (with unreleased remixes) nine years after the launch of Random Access Memories, the duo’s latest recording effort.
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