On Monday, the robots returned, and we were ready, giving them their second Dazed & Confused cover. Shot and styled by Hedi Slimane, they were interviewed in LA with their God and collaborator Giorgio Moroder. Listen to their album track "Giorgio By Moroder" below, read our highlights here and tweet @DazedMagazine with your favourite #daftpunkmemory to win some signed Daft Punk swag.
The rest of the issue is dedicated to other marvellous masked rebels. Dazed Digital editor Charlie Robin Jones travels to New York to hang out with dance producer Zomby, a man who refuses to show his face or have his voice recorded for interviews; designer Nasir Mazhar invites Isabella Burley into his studio to reveal the creative process behind his grime-inspired masks; and Susanna Davies-Crook investigates how artists are responding to the proliferation of drones, the 21st century’s most worrying – and lethal – new technology. Senior contributing fashion editor Katie Shillingford also makes a stunning return to the fashion pages with a red-hot Ruth Hogben shoot, and Missy Elliott and Timbaland get in on the action by selecting their favourite new artists, Sharaya J and Kat Dahlia.
In fashion, Ruth Hogben creates a scarlet-hued womenswear story styled by Katie Shillingford; Ben Toms photographs a Bauhaus-inspired masked AW13 menswear showcase, styled by Robbie Spencer; Andrea Spotorno shoots the tweeds and tartans of Chanel’s pre-fall collection, styled by Karen Langley; and duo Anuschka Blommers & Niels Schumm create a camouflaged take on tailoring featuring the best of the pre-fall collections, styled by Hannes Hetta.
Finally, we’ve commissioned some of the world’s most visionary hacktivists and tech brains – including Jaron Lanier, Bruce Sterling and Anonymous – for “Hack Your Future”, a 16-page guide to protecting your internet liberty. Read it... or suffer the consequences!
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