(Request time again, and this one goes out to Adam!)
Daft Punk (Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter) are a French house conglomerate better known in the UK for their surprise dancefloor smash One More Time than anything else. Yet they revolutionised house music, taking their cue from Kraftwerk by appearing as robot alter-egos in performance and filling their music with sometimes freakish but always ear-tickling electronica.
Rollin’ And Scratchin’ (FF 1997 #8) is a 7-minute odyssey into what can be done by distorting sine-wave generated sound to increasingly shrill levels against a solid beat. Over 7 minutes, the results of this instrumental are compelling evidence of the group’s multi-faceted appeal. Although it surfaced on Homework, it had already been released on Slam’s Soma Quality Recordings label in 1995. Daft Punk would go on to even greater and more commercially successful things after this.
N.B. This track was downloaded 24 times before removal.
£: Daft Punk, Homework