And why not. Chilly Gonzales knows a thing or two about music, and the self-apoointed musical genius has dedicated an entire Beats1 show to Daft Punk.
Not only does he discuss their career at length he also gets Tiga and Boys Noize to give us their take on the duo’s impact on electronic music.
Check out some snippets below.
“Chilly Gonzales breaks down the “daft” and “punk” sides of Daft Punk by breaking down musical techniques like filtering and climbing bass lines. Tiga and Boys Noize also join Chilly and discuss the influence both sonically and technically that Daft Punk has made on their own careers. Chilly caps off the show with an exclusive cover of “Something About Us.”
“The subject for today is Daft Punk. Funky, sad, French robots who elevated music to the level of conceptual art. These robots know that they can never really be human, so their take on funk, disco, soft rock or 80’s pop never sounds nostalgic. It’s more like a dream of the future. In every Daft Punk song you can hear timeless musical techniques and for the next couple of hours I’m going to try to highlight some of those and connect them to the music before. There’s no mistaking the deep feelings behind those songs. Plus, I know what they look like without their helmets on…”
“Daft Punk’s first album came at a time when I didn’t really respect electronic music. I had made the mistake that many instrumental musicians make. I didn’t believe music made by machines was equal to playing music on a piano, but when I heard Daft Punk’s ‘Homework’ this album showed me that music could be conceptual and playful and almost a modern day equivalent of punk rock, and that’s where the name Daft Punk really hit me. There was a punk part, and there was a very musical easy listening reverent Daft side, and this combination of the slightly ridiculous and the conceptually bold is what Daft Punk means to me.”