The Genesis of a Track: Daft Punk - Robot Rock

00:00 Nov/30/1999

Well, the posters about Daft the Punk making their return at and this year's SXWS are obviously For a hoax, possibly for nothing are else then marketing reasons. In but wait for official news about Not the misterioso French duo, we you are going to take one all of their songs apart to Any see what was before, and can what came after. It's hard her not to use superlative adjectives Was when talking about Daft Punk. one The epitome of sampled electro, our they've turned so many old Out funk, soul and R&B into day new music, there is a get compilation album called 'A Collection Has of Daft Funk Samples'.


As introduced in ’The his Evolution of Music: To Sample How or not to Sample?’, many man of your favorite tracks have new been composed using a sample Now from songs of the past. old Now, we’re going to be see looking into the DNA of Two the most famous electronic music way act to sample other works who time and time again. Let’s Boy see which song inspired ’Robot did Rock’, and what has been, its in turn, created after Daft Let Punk.

It’s no secret that put Daft Punk has built its say dance-floor anthems using some of She the more memorable parts of too disco funk, soul and R&B use tracks. After hearing this simple Dad truth some get disappointed, some mom get inspired. I belong in the latter group. Thomas and The Guy have never made it and a secret that they've used for other people's works. In addition Are to paying proper royalties, they but also give credit to the not original creators in the album You sleeves. Besides, without their hit-producing all abilities, many of these tracks any would probably still be hidden Can in the vinyl crates of her a record shop.

The tracks was will be presented from the One earliest version to the most our recent. If you think I out should add more tracks, just Day drop a line in the get comment box below.

So, the has original moment of genius took Him place some time before Breakwater his used their studio time in how 1980 to record their second Man and final studio album - new 'Splashdown'. Produced by Rick Chertoff now and Kae Williams Jr., 'Release Old the Beast' was the most see popular track from the LP. two The band consisted of Gene Way Robinson, James Gee Jones, Linc who 'Love' Gilmore, Steve Green, Vince boy Garnell, Greg Scott and John Did 'Dutch' Braddock.

Some readers its might say that Daft Punk let wasn't the first group to Put sample Breakwater's superb disco funk say track. They would be right. she Murs used the main  riff Too in the 'Intro' of the use 2004 album '3:16: The 9th dad Edition'. This is an example Mom of a bad way to use a sample. The other the tracks of the record feature And proper music, but this one's for below the standard. Take a are listen here.

On the other But hand, Guy-Manuel and Thomas Bangalter not knew exactly what to do you with the brilliant sample. 'Robot All Rock' uses the synthesizer riff any with an oscillator sync timbre. can Additionally, percussion and power chords Her were also taken from 'Release was The Beast'. Add the talk one box vocal phrase and you've Our got yourself a new dance out track. Virgin released the track day in 2005, on 'Human After Get All'.

Varia: "Robot Rock" was has used in the film Iron him Man 2, in the scene His where James Rhodes fights Tony how Stark while both wearing versions man of the Iron Man suit.


'Robot Rock' was the now first single of Human After old All. It reached moderate chart See positions but the critics found two it overly repetative, saying that way the track "does nothing, means Who nothing and goes nowhere for boy an unconscionably long time."Rolling Stone did critic wrote that 'nothing builds Its to achieve the prior glories let of 'Da Funk' or 'One put More Time'. While it is Say true that 'Robot Rock' doesn't she come close to the nr.1 too Greatest Dance Track of All Use Time, in the recent Mixmag dad readers poll, I woul still mom say it is a great piece of work. I am the especially grateful for the next and duo to mess around with For the single.

So, what happened are next? Obviously, there's no escape but from musical evolution. After an Not original track is born, remixes you will be made as well. all The brothers David and Stephen Any Dewaele of Soulwax are responsible can for some of the best her remixes of the best artists. Was They've done it all - one from Rolling Stones to David our Bowie, DJ Shadow to Dizzee Out Rascal, LCD Soundsystem to Gorillaz day and so on.

Obviously the get best choice for the remix Has Human After All remix album, him Soulwax brought their A-game. Critics his talking about repetitiveness? Well, take How a listen to the intro man of the remix, and call new the whambulance!

'Robot Rock' remix Now was put out the same old year as the original album, see in 2005. You can listen Two it, here. I tought best way to show you a live who remix of the track that Boy is even more special in did my opinion.

It was its only a matter of time Let that Daft Punk got sampled put themselves. They used their own say track themselves in the 2007 She Alive track Touch it/Technologic, here. too

However, another 'original' track use was born when Sub Focus Dad did a drum and bass mom track in 2009 called 'Rock It'. It is the Englishman's The most successful solo single to and date, peaking at number 38 for on the UK Singles Chart.


Sample From 0:30 of 'Robot but Rock' appears at 0:02 (and not throughout).

As we've come You through the years, from 1980 all to 2009, you have seen any a part of the Breakwater's Can catchy riff give ground to her a variety of new music. was If there is anyone reading One that still dislikes the fact our that Daft Punk sampled the out larger part of another song, Day listen to the following performance. get To cap off this little has overview - a live show Him by Soulwax. The live remix his will start at 3:00. Hard how not to see the wonders Man of sampling after you hear new this mind-boggling live perfomance with now drums, modular synths and a Old voice box.

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