In the world of electronic music, Daft Punk need no introduction. Effortlessly cool, they’ve built a unique brand that’s as recognisable by sight as it is by sound, with technology forming the backbone of their image. Robots are cool, flashing LED lights are cool, and with Daft Punk you get both; iconic helmets and hi-tech futuristic outfits have been a fashion fixture since the emergence of the robot personas the Parisian pair adopted.
On September 9th 1999, three months before the world was scheduled to end due to the infamous ‘millennium bug’, a sampler they were using randomly crashed and exploded, (reportedly because the date was 9/9/99) literally sparking the creation of the robots. The idea was a perfect fit for the DJ duo to maintain their anonymity, having previously sported a farago of face masks during their early live gigs together.
With a style inspired and influenced by science fiction films, Daft Punk were an obvious choice for the director of 2010’s ‘Tron Legacy’ Joseph Kosinski when deciding who would score the film’s soundtrack. When asked about his decision prior to the film’s release at San Diego Comic Con 2009, he replied with a rhetorical ‘How could you not at least go to those guys?’.
Thankfully Daft Punk said yes of course, and we have a fantastic, atmospheric, synth orchestral fusion soundtrack as a result. We take a look at the beautiful ‘Son Of Flynn’ in this week’s video as we recreate the track’s arpeggio, bass and pad sounds using DRC, with a little help from DLYM and K7D too.