We may be kept waiting for new material from Daft Punk, but at least Thomas Bangalter’s dad is keeping the musical flag flying, with a new compilation set to be released later this month.
Daniel Bangalter, aka Daniel Vangarde, has announced a double LP of his material made between 1971 and 1984, which is set to be released on Because Music on 25 November.
Released on double vinyl as well as CD, The Vaults Of Zagora Records Mastermind (1971-1984), features a number of tracks written and produced by Vangarde, including Black Blood’s A.I.E. (A Mwana), an instrumental version of The Gibson Brothers’ Come to America, The Yamasuki Singers’ Kono Samourai and Voyager II by Starbow.
This compilation is the first time that Vangarde’s material has been compiled into one release.
The disco producer’s other credits including co-writing and producer credits on D.I.S.C.O., recorded by Ottawan, and Cuba by The Gibson Brothers, as well as tracks for La Compagnie Créole, Sheila (later Sheila B. Devotion) and more, many alongside Beligan record producer Jean Kluger.
Vangarde founded the Zagora record label in 1975 (the same year in which his son was born), and released music under various monikers including Who’s Who – music of which is also featured on this brand new compilation.
He would go on to guide the early career of the young Daft Punk in the early 90s – as Soma Records’ Stuart McMillan recently told 909originals, he visited Vangarde’s home in Paris just as the band was finding its feet.
“I remember one time going into Thomas’ bedroom – his house was up in Sacré-Cœur. He lived in a really nice house, his dad was a disco producer that was involved in the music industry,” McMillan explained. “He was quite instrumental in shaping and guiding their career as the success came.”
— Record Collector Mag (@RecCollMag) November 8, 2022
Daniel Vangarde – The Vaults Of Zagora Records Mastermind (1971-1984) will be released 25 November via Because Music. More information can be found here.