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Name: Daft Punk
Music Style: House, Techno, Electro
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Outlar Cross-references: Laurent Garnier, Chemical Brothers, Armand Van Helden, Nathan Landry, Mylo, Jackson and His Computer Band, Touché, Master H, Pete Dafeet, Ian Pooley, Dimitri From Paris, Ali B, Pete Heller, Alex Gopher, Touch & Go DJs, Steve Angello, David Guetta, Vitalic, Alex Wolfenden, I:Cube, The MFA, Warbgasm, Sebastian Ingrosso, Van She, Sébastien Léger, Ketonia, Dj Medioka, Kissy Sell Out, DJ Mehdi, Busy P, Digitalism, Justice, Dj Medhi, Rich Banks
Daft Punk Intro:
Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo met Thomas Bangalter when they both attended school in Paris, France, in 1987. In 1992, heavily influenced by the Beach Boys, they recorded a song under the name Darling, which in turn found its way onto a compilation single issued on Stereolab's Duophonic label. A review in the UK's Melody Maker described their effort as "a bunch of Daft Punk
", which depressed the pair but unwittingly gave them a name for their next project. Increasingly influenced by the house sounds filtering across from the UK and the USA, they signed with the Scottish label Soma Records and, in 1994, released the single "New Wave". However, it was their 1995 offering, an insanely catchy slice of techno/funk, "Da Funk", that really set the Daft Punk
bandwagon rolling, especially when the Chemical Brothers
spotted its floor-filling potential during their DJ sets. One important factor in the duo's sound is that they are not dance music purists; neither had been to a dance club until 1992 and their music is as influenced as much by Roxy Music and the Ramones as it is by house and techno pioneers such as Laurent Garnier
There is also a strong streak of old-style disco running through their work; Bangalter's father wrote hits for Ottawan and the Gibson Brothers, and "Da Funk" is based around a riff from a vintage R303 bass machine. The re-release of "Da Funk" by Virgin Records, and the subsequent Homework, broke Daft Punk
to an overground audience that had for too many years seen French pop as synonymous with crooners such as Johnny Hallyday. Bangalter's alter ego, Stardust, was responsible for "Music Sounds Better With You", one of the club anthems of 1998. After breaking so much new ground with their debut, the pressure was on the duo to repeat the success with their second album. Discovery proved to be a far more commercial outing, allaying the hard house grooves of the debut with plenty of highly melodic retro synth-pop. Stand-out tracks "One More Time" (featuring Romanthony), "Digital Love" and "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" were immediately hailed as new classics.
Past Daft Punk Events ( 1 Listed )
Friday 27th November 1998 (15 Years Ago) - Bugged Out 4th Birthday @ Nation|
Daft Punk - DJ set, Thomas Bangalter - Live, Green Velvet - Live, Dave Clarke, Justin Robertson, Surgeon, Harvey, Lo-Fidelity Allstars - DJ Set, Bentley Rhythm Ace - DJ Set, Jon Carter, Midfield...
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