Daft Punk - Burnin' (1997)

Frenchmen Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter are Daft Punk, whom reached significant popularity in the late 1990s house movement in France and met with continued success in the years following, combining elements of house with synth-pop.

Both met in 1987 while attending the Lycée Carnot, a secondary school in Paris. The two became good friends and later recorded demo tracks with others from the school. This eventually led them to form their first (guitar-based) group Darlin' in 1992. But the band failed to impress critics, resulting in Melody Maker (now NME), a UK music must-have at the time, calling them 'a bunch of daft punk'. Guy and Thomas were actually delighted by the review, famously stating that it took them forever to come up with the name Darlin', but Daft Punk just happened. Sure enough, Darlin' soon split and the duo re-formed as said, experimenting with synthesizers.
In 1997 they released their critically acclaimed album Homework, which includes my favourite single Burnin', an instrumental house music track.
The music video for Burnin' pays tribute to Chicago house producers that Daft Punk found inspiration in. The party scene in the video features DJ Sneak, Roger Sanchez, Derrick Carter, Roy Davis Jr., Paul Johnson, Robert Armani and DJ Hyperactive. Thomas and Guy also make brief appearances people at the party.

Daft Punk - Burnin' (1997)
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