Watch These College Kids React To Daft Punk [Video]

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If you’re reading this, you know who Daft Punk are. You know they’re an iconic French duo, considered legends of electronic music, and have been around since the ’90s. You know their names, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, you know their albums, and for damn sure you’ll recognize their classic tunes off the first beat… It’s a bit hard not to sound the slightest bit snobbish when they get brought up, because any fan worth their salt just gets it.

So join me in cringing while watching these college kids react to Daft Punk, not really sure what to make of Homework or Interstella 5555, and then gleefully joining in when they’re finally treated to the Grammy-winning “Get Lucky.” Thankfully, the second half of the clip is dedicated to chronicling duo’s rich and influential history, so there’s no need to seek out these plebes and tell them yourself.

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Check out this thousand-song playlist of Daft Punk’s musical influences

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Friday, January 20, 2017, marked the 20th anniversary of Daft Punk‘s seminal Homework album, which included such classics as “Da Funk,” “Revolution 909,” and “Around the World.” The album which would introduce one of dance music’s most impactful acts also included “Teachers,” a playful track in which Daft Punk paid homage to a number of their influences. Among the “teachers” listed in the song are Green Velvet, Robert Hood, and Dr. Dre.

In honor of the landmark album’s 20th birthday, FACT commissioned a “Teachers”-inspired mix from music historian and devout Daft Punk fan CK. The musical archaeologist’s mix, which spans over an hour in length, is the third volume of his “Teachers” influence mixes – and only the tip of the iceberg. After crafting the mix for fact, CK took the initiative to laboriously compile a Spotify playlist with over a thousand more songs from Daft Punk influencers (1,018, to be exact).

CK’s extensive playlist presents the extraordinary breadth of Daft Punk’s influencers. The first hundred songs of the playlist alone range from electronic progenitors such as Carl Craig and Kraftwerk, to rock stars like David Bowie and Van Halen. Both CK’s playlist and mix are available to stream below:

“Teachers” Playlist:

“Teachers” Influences Mix (Vol. III)


Featured image by Terry Richardson.

Daft Punk’s Debut Album “Homework” Celebrates 20th Anniversary

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Though Daft Punk didn’t become immediately recognizable to the general public until after Discovery, their first album Homework occupies an important place in the history of the robot duo. Homework comes before the robot persona of the group, which was introduced in 1999, and demonstrates a particularly raw and intimate look at the productions that they were in love with at the time.

Like much of house music at the time, most of the tracks are cut with disco samples and are put on loop, but Daft Punk managed to put so much of their soul and personality into the record. With influences from Frankie Knuckles and Juan Atkins, or Romanthony and Todd Edwards (the latter two who were referred to in “Teachers” on the album), Homework was a stepping stone to greater things in the careers of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo.

Songs that blew up from the album include the seminal hit “Around The World,” as well as “Da Funk” and “Alive.”

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