BEHIND THE SONG



Da Funk

Version:    Album

    Artist:    Daft Punk

        Album:    Homework

            Released:    1995

                Genre:    Acid House

                    Label:    Soma, Virgin

                        Songwriter:    Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo

                            Producer:    Daft Punk

                                Length:    5:29

                                    Speed:    111,0 bpm

                                        Measure:    4/4

                                            Key:    C minor


Software:    Gadget

Brand:    Korg

Gadgets used:    DeeMax, Abu Dhabi, Bilbao, Memphis, Vancouver, Zurich, Taipei


Software:    Cloud

Brand:    Roland

Synths used:    TB-303

"Da Funk" is an instrumental track by Daft Punk initially released as a single in 1995 and later included on their debut album Homework. It was the first official release from Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter as Daft Punk. “Da Funk" and it’s accompanying video directed by Spike Jonze are considered classics of the 90’s house music. A reversed clip of "Da Funk" was also released on Homework as "Funk Ad", which is the final track on the album.

 

The song contains several samples from other songs from the past. “I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby” by Barry White from 1973. The second sample is “Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll” by Vaughan Mason and Crew from 1979. Da Funk’s intro is a piece of the “Very Busy Sidewalk” by The Hollywood Edge Sound Effects Library from 1991. The stab-sample is from the “Zero-G Datafile Three” sample CD from 1992, more specifically track 63 "Dance Stabs". The lead riff was originally a siren sound, but was changed to reflect the "gangsta rap" aesthetic they were trying to achieve on a Korg MS-20. The bassline was created with a Roland TB-303 synthesizer Bangalter purchased in 1993. He had created several patterns with the 303 beforehand.

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