Even the ending of Daft Punk has style. The farewell is as perfectly polished as her greatest hits “Around the World”, “One More Time” and “Get Lucky”.
The re are no reasons for the dissolution. No tears. All that remains for the mourners: an eight-minute video with the title «Epilogue».
Goodbye, Daft Punk
The y don’t succeed.
In the desert one blows himself up, the other wanders into the sunset. An angelic choir sings of love. That’s it: Au revoir, Daft Punk. 1993 to 2021.
Beats and basses
The recipe for success of the two DJs Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo: disco beats, hard, dull basses, over-the-top drum computers, alienated voices.
Each of the musical means was retro as early as the 1990s. Daft punk reminded of the force of acid house also Chicago, disco from Munich and New York. But they put everything back together and always sounded unique.
Boom Boom for everyone
The great feeling for what drives the crowd crazy – despite the robot look.
Daft Punk: That’s boom boom pour tout le monde. In France even for a military brass band, which in 2017 played a medley of daft punk hits in honor of President Macron and Donald Trump.
The new band name was born. Pieces like “Da Funk” were circulating in cool clubs for two years, including in the USA. In 1997 her debut album “Homework” was released.
The album was an earthquake that every dance floor felt. Every flat share, every raver, every office worker, every craftsman, every hipster. Man. Had to. To. To dance. Namely “Around the World”, as the album hit was called.
Daft Punk coined a style that had different names: French House, French Touch or Filter House. Because Daft Punk likes to turn off the highs first with so-called low-pass filters, and then turn them up again extremely:
The bass makes boom.
This has become a cliché with millions of DJs. It sounded smart with the French.
Black disco sound from the 1970s
The hits from the “Discovery” album (2001) celebrate the black disco of the 1970s. “One More Time” and “Harder Better, Faster, Stronger” highlight their influences abundantly.
But at the global stage of success, their bowing was not always understood. Who knew how much “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” used in “Cola Bottle Baby” by the black funk musician Edwin Birdsong from 1979?
Birdsong has definitely received royalties for the sample. But a bitter aftertaste remains.
Too black, too many drugs
Because it took a white European dance band to sell the white American kids the music that black compatriots had invented.
The y were no longer called techno or house, but electronic dance music (EDM). Without Daft Punk there would be no EDM in the USA. Only now did the budgets, the festivals, the fees grow.
The word rave was avoided. Too black, too many drugs. A congressman had passed a law that could punish event organizers with a quarter of a million dollars and 20 years in prison for using ecstasy on their premises.
The politician’s name was Joe Biden. Daft Punk have always done something to make history diverse. Especially with their last album, the global success “Random Access Memories”.
In “Get Lucky”, Nile Rodgers from the disco group Chic plays his prancing funk guitar, Pharrell Williams sings like velvet.
The tears come by themselves
The y show where their music comes from and that they love black music.
The tears are sure to come by themselves.