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The house music DJ, producer and singer Romanthony possessed such an emotive, warm, soulful voice that it could withstand any treatment and still touch listeners and club-goers in a unique way. Most famously, his distinctive vocals survived the auto-tune processing the French electronic music duo Daft Punk put them through in order to create the euphoric “One More Time”, the worldwide smash that took their career to another level in 2000.

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A Daft (Punk) marketing boost for Durex: 'Get Lucky' but not pregnant - or infected with something nasty

It seems like an inspired bit of joined-up PR thinking – an invitation from Daft Punk to “Get Lucky” but not also pregnant, or infected with something nasty. The French duo responsible for the horribly catchy single of the summer had apparently jumped into bed  with Durex to create condoms with packaging inspired by the cover of their album, Random Access Memories.

Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' Durex condom range, posted on Instagram by DJ Diplo

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Shiny happy people: Thomas Bangalter (left) and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo of Daft Punk

Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' becomes first single of 2013 to sell 1m copies

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