Daft Punk changed the rules of house music. The duo combined electronics with their love for disco, funk and glam rock, and came up with a sound that we now associate with the two robots. Sadly for us, all good things come to an end. In this blog post we celebrate a few of Daft Punk’s greatest hits. Check out our Daft Punk channel for more.
Producers Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, also known as Daft Punk, started out in 1993 in Paris. Now, 28 years later, they have announced their break up. After innovating and reinventing French electronic music for almost 30 years, the two robots are ready to move on. In their farewell video clip “Epilogue” they say goodbye in their own way.
Around The World
“Around The World” by Daft Punk is one of the first tracks that the duo released from their 1997 debut record Homework. It became almost an instant hit. The bassline is so groovy that you can’t help but just nod your head, and shake your body. This song definitely marks the beginning of that awesome Daft Punk sound we grew up listening to.
One More Time
When we think of Daft Punk we think of that anime video clip of “One More Time” from 2001. At least we do. The record on which this song is included is Discovery. Again it has that groove that only the two French robots know how to pump. Written in the key of G major the song explores diatonic situation in this scale to bring you some funky tunes. Check it out for yourself!
Since funky beats is their trade, the duo released a few tracks with some other heroes from that area. On “Get Lucky” Daft Punk collaborated with no other than Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams. The first one is the songwriter and bass player from Chic, who wrote tracks for Madonna, and Diana Ross among others. Pharrell Williams, of course, is the man, the myth, the Neptunes producer. The fun part of “Get Lucky” is that this song contains only four chords. Try to play along.
Daft Punk’s inspiration to the world
We’re going to miss Daft Punk, and that’s a fact. The duo inspired so many great artists like Kanye West, Janet Jackson, and The Weeknd amongst others. So with a tear in our eyes we can’t do much more than celebrate their oeuvre with a Daft Punk channel. Enjoy playing these funky tracks. Happy jamming!