10.03.2013  /  Sascha  /  Kategorie: Fundstücke

Dft Pnk

Muss man überhaupt noch ein Wort über Daft Punks Homework-Album verlieren? Über seine Bedeutung und wie danach alles ein bisschen anders war? Wohl kaum, aber nicht nur Daft Punk prägten unzählige Produzenten nach ihnen, sondern hatten selbst zahlreiche Vorbilder. Das hört man nicht nur ihren mit massig Samples gespickten Tracks an, sondern auch ihrem Stück „Teachers“, bei dem jede Menge Namen gedroppt und ein großer Teil der musikalischen Lehrer von Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo und Thomas Bangalter offengelegt werden:

Paul Johnson / DJ Funk / DJ Sneak / DJ Rush / Waxmaster / Hyperactive / Jammin‘ Gerald / Brian Wilson / George Clinton / Lil Louis / Ashley Beatle / Neil Landstrumm / Kenny Dope / DJ Hell / Louie Vega / K. Alexi / Dr. Dre’s in the house, yeah! / Armando in the house / Gemini in the house / Jeff Mills is in the house / DJ Deeon / DJ Milton / DJ Slugo / DJs of the low / Green Velvet / Joey Beltram / DJ ESP / Roy Davies (Jr.) / Boo Williams / DJ Tonka / DJ Skull / DJ Pierre / Mike Dearborn in the house / Todd Edwards’s in the house / Romanthony’s in the house / CVO in the house / Luke Slater / Derrick Carter / Robert Hood / Paris Mitchell / Dave Clarke / Van Helden in the house / Amarni in the house / Surgeon’s in the house, yeah!

Conor Keeling alias CK aus Dublin, Irland, hat einen knapp zweistündigen Mix aus eben diesen teachern und anderen Vorbildern für Daft Punks Homework gemixt. Das tat er bereits 2011 für Bodytonic, hat das Ding nun aber noch mal um 60 Minuten und etwa 40 Tracks erweitert. Essential stuff! Seine Idee dahinter:

I’ve had an unhealthy obsession with Daft Punk since the very first time I heard ‚Homework‘ in Tower Records the week it came out. The album blew my mind completely and then seeing their incredible live show in the Red Box a couple of months later pushed me over the edge into out-and-out fanaticism. Trainspotter that I am, I found myself obsessively tracking down records by the artists that had influenced them. From poring over the liner notes of ‚Homework‘ and listening over and over to their Essential Mix from 1997, I came across so many great artists – people like Pepe Bradock, Moodymann, Daniel Wang and Motorbass as well as non-‚dance‘ stuff like Can and Ween. I discovered that the majority of their influences were from Chicago and had released tracks on labels like Cajual, Relief and Dance Mania. I loved the way they took the basic Chicago house template and mutated it into something very distinctive by incorporating elements from all over the musical spectrum – funk, rock, disco, hip hop – even Barry Manilow!

Having been exposed to so much great music by exploring Daft Punk’s influences, it occurred to me that a mix of their ‚Teachers‘ might be interesting. I never got around to doing anything about it until this summer when I started making a shortlist of tracks. I ended up with over 300 tracks (!) and then slowly pared it down to whatever worked in terms of an actual mix. My aim was to try and produce something in the spirit of I-F’s ‚Mixed Up In The Hague‘ – where you could tell that it was a labour of love with a lot of thought going into the track selection and the flow of the mix. Obviously that was a lofty ambition but overall I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. Daft Punk have a very diverse fan base at this stage in their career and I like the idea that maybe some of their younger fans will listen to the mix and hear something like ‚Acid Eiffel‘ for the first time.

Full artist listing for first 60 minutes:

AMON DUUL II / ARMAND VAN HELDEN / ASHLEY BEEDLE / BIG DADDY KANE / BIG ED / BOO WILLIAMS / CAJMERE / CERRONE / CHICAGO CONNECTION / DANIEL VANGARDE / DAVE CLARKE / DERRICK CARTER / DJ DEEON / DJ FUNK / DJ HELL / DJ MILTON / DJ SKULL / DJ SLUGO / DJ SNEAK / DJ TONKA / DREWSKY / DR.DRE / ETIENNE DE CRECY / GEMINI / GENE FARRIS / GEORGE CLINTON / GEORGE DUKE / GIORGIO MORODER / GLENN UNDERGROUND / GREEN VELVET / I:CUBE / JAMMIN GERALD / JEDI KNIGHTS / JEFF MILLS / KENLOU / KRAFTWERK / LIL LOUIS / LUKE SLATER / MAD MIKE BANKS / MARKEY / MIKE DEARBORN / MOODYMANN / PEPE BRADOCK / PRINCE / ROBERT ARMANI / ROMANTHONY / ROY DAVIS / WEEN

Tracklist for second 60 minutes:

DJ Hyperactive – Tilt (Sm:)le Communications) 1996
Baby Pop – U Know What I’m Sayin‘ (Relief) 1995
Boo Williams – Flashback (Relief) 1995
DJ Funk – House the Groove (Dance Mania) 1993
DJ Pierre/Roy Davis (Photon)-Give A Little Love (Wild Pitch Mix)(Strictly Rhythm)1992
Mike Dunn (MD Xpress) – God Made Me Phunky (Solo) 1994
DJ Sneak – Sounds From The Pipe (Cajual) 1996
Motorbass – Ezio (Different) 1996
DJ Tonka – Give It Up (Force Inc.) 1995
Daniel Wang – Unhouse (Balihu)
Lil Louie Vega/Tony Humphries (Hardrive) – Jus’ Believe (Strictly Rhythm) 1993
Parris Mitchell/Jammin‘ Gerald – Ghetto B**ty (Dance Mania) 1994
Idjut Boys – Schlamm Me (U-Star) 1996
Nick Holder – Get It Up (DNH) 1994
Joey Beltram (Code 6) – Quad II (Nu Groove) 1991
Todd Terry – Bounce To The Beat (Freeze) 1994
Todd Edwards – Push The Love (i Records) 1997
Boo Williams – Cloudburst (Relief) 1995
Paul Johnson – Y’all Stole Them Dances (Relief) 1994
Mousse T – Everybody (Instrumental) (Swing City) 1996
Kenny Dope Gonzales/Lil Louie Vega (Kenlou) – The Bounce (MAW) 1995
Cajmere – Electric (Cajual) 1997
Armand van Helden – Break da 80s (Strictly Rhythm) 1994
Drexciya – Water Walker (Submerge) 1994
Glenn Underground – Beyond (Cajual) 1995
DJ Slugo – Drum to Drum (Dance Mania) 1995
Armando – Confusion’s Revenge (Muzique) 1989
DJ Deeon – Ping Pong (Dance Mania)
Neil Landstrumm – Scratch’n’Sniff (Peacefrog) 1996
Waxmaster – Ride the Pony (Dance Mania) 1997
Cajmere – Horny (Horny Toad Mix) (Cajual) 1995
DJ Rush – Crusing (Dance Mania) 1991
Robert Hood – The Pace (Axis) 1994
DJ ESP – Ab Fab! (Volume) 1995
Richie Hawtin – Do the Doo (Plastikman Acid House Remix) (Definitive) 1993
K Alexi (K.A Posse) – Stick Music (D.J International) 1990
Hardfloor – Mahogany Roots (Harthouse) 1994
Mad Mike Banks/Davina – Don’t You Want It? (Happy) 1992
Brian Wilson – ‚Music is God’s Voice‘
Laurent Garnier/Shazz/Ludovic Navarre (Choice) – Acid Eiffel (Fragile) 1993

[via Simon Reynolds]