Has there been more hype for an album? Random Access Memories
by Daft Punk
has the expectation of the dance music world on it’s shoulders – and, given the two 15-second adverts which were aired during Saturday Night Live in the US and then the extended promo
last weekend on TV and during Coachella, it seems the anticipation is warranted.
So this Sunday on Now Playing we are asking you to help us create the Ultimate Daft Punk Playlist for two hours.
The French duo shocked the electronic music world in 1995 when it emerged the people behind underground smash Da Funk
were in fact two young faced boys – and ever since Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo have never looked back.
Albums like Discovery
are regarded as two of the best ever made in dance, and when their Pyramid was first unveiled it suddenly became evident the way electronic music was performed live had changed forever.
For the playlist you could pick:
* Your favourite Daft Punk track, B-side, remix or rariety
* Something from one of the Random Access Memories
collaborators – Nile Rodgers
, Julian Casablancas
, Todd Edwards
, Giorgio Moroder
and many others
* Some of their national compatriots like Justice
, DJ Mehdi
and Laurent Garnier
Their influences are quoted as The Rolling Stones
and The Beach Boys
and inevitably the likes of Kraftwerk
are also in there
* Or perhaps something from the vast list of people they’ve sampled and others who have sampled Daft Punk.
You choose the music so let us know what you want us to play by commenting on Facebook
or here on the blog, Tweet #DaftPunk6Music
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or add a track onto our collaborative Spotify playlist
This is what 6 Mix DJ, Erol Alkan
, said abut first hearing a Daft Punk track - and you can listen to his last show again here
One of the 6 Mix regulars Erol Alkan describes the first time he heard Daft Punk.