Great moments in Electro-Daft Punk’s Papa

Pop Quiz (or should that be Electro Pop quiz?)

French guys in robot suits bangin’ out some intense synthesized electronic funk?

Sold millions of records?

Way ahead of their time?

Did I mention they were French?

What you say? Who you say? ‘Daft Punk’? Well, I am sure they had ‘Da Funk’ at age 3, even if it was just in their diapers, but this tune actually comes to us courtesy of a different group of pioneering Parisians.

Around the world, around the world, around the world, around the world....

20 years before Da Daft boys went ‘Around the World’, Didier Marouani took us to Space and back with one of the finest, purely instrumental electronic dance music tracks of all time: Magic Fly. A monster hit, this peaked at #2 on the UK chart, and went gold everywhere. It’s easy to get distracted by that video, but the production is arguably more complex than almost anything DP has ever done (and I worship at the altar of Bangalter). Just listen to that progression! The bassline, the lead, the pads, those juicy stabs (tasty!)- it’s got more hooks than a pirate convention. Arr…

Take a bow Didier Marouani, Roland Romanelli, and Jannick Top. You sirs, are legends…

Ooh, what a cutie…(the girl that is)

Read last week’s entry featuring Giorgio Moroder’s ‘From Here To Eternity’


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