Dissolution of Daft Punk – The Force of Boom: Thank you, Daft Punk – Culture



 The  dance duo Daft Punk has globalized house music. Now the two French are separating. A nostalgic obituary.

Even the ending of Daft Punk has style. © www.de24.news The  farewell is as perfectly polished as her greatest hits “Around the World”, “One More Time” and “Get Lucky”.

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 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

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 The  images are from her 2006 film “Electroma”. Two robots want to become humans. © www.de24.news

 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.


Two robots on stage: such appearances as here at the Grammy Awards 2017 are a thing of the past.

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Beats and basses

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 The  most successful dance project of the past 25 years ends without a word. © www.de24.news

 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

After two seconds you can see their sound. This elegance even in the dull sense. © www.de24.news

 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.

In 1993 an English music magazine called the predecessor band’s noisy house “daft punk”, which means dumb punk. © www.de24.news

 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.


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 The  Daft-Punk-Look 1997: Less robots – still weird.

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 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: © www.de24.news

 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

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 The  main reason for their elegance: their admiration for African American styles like disco and house. © www.de24.news

 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.

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 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.

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 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. © www.de24.news

 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.

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 The  tears come by themselves

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 The  gods of electronics reproduce their music with “real” instruments and black stars. © www.de24.news

 The y show where their music comes from and that they love black music.

“If love is the answer”, sings the choir in the farewell video, if love is the answer, then you are at home. We have no choice but to dance at home right now. © www.de24.news

 The  tears are sure to come by themselves.

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