“This is a journey, but for us, we are not afraid of any consequences,” Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter told Vibe for the magazine’s brand-new cover story. “We do exactly what we want.” We’d definitely gathered that fact by watching the trajectory of the robots’ career so far, but there are many more details to be gleaned from their conversation, with collaborator Pharrell Williams, which you can read right here.

Daft Punk “have the willingness to stare all of the contemporary and modern equipment in the face and go, ‘I will not use your preset. You will not lock me in this box,’ Williams notes in the piece, which examines DP’s work on Random Access Memories, Kanye West’s Yeezus, and a whole lot more including a huge upcoming remix of “Get Lucky.” Read the whole story here and peep an exclusive-to-Beatport photo outtake from the cover shoot above by photographer Karl Ferguson.