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Listen to Daft Punk’s Essential Mix… first aired 20 years ago

Listen to Daft Punk’s Essential Mix… first aired 20 years ago


It was 20 years ago this week.

Before they became the robots, before they became mega-selling global artists, before they were known as dance music mavericks to most, and just weeks after they released their seminal debut album Homework in 1997, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo recorded their first and only Essential mix on March 2nd, 1997.

Have a listen to the entire two-hour mix below which prefaces their domination and bears all the hallmarks of their sound: funk-house, bass-driven disco, ghetto house, French touch, techno and pop melodies. Tunes include Armand Van Hleden, Cajmere, Fantom and aa lot of Daft Punk too.

Daft Punk – 1997 Essential Mix tracklist

01. Daft Punk – WDPK Essential Intro
02. Paul Johnson – Hear The Music
03. Armand Van Helden – Funk Phenomena (Dope Mix)
04. CZR – Chicago Southside
05. Unknown – Git Down Saturday
06. Remix Delux #1 – Dee’s Knots
07. Parris Mitchell – Ghetto Shout Out
08. Daft Punk – Teachers
09. Martin Luther King – I Have A Dream
10. The Godson EP – Drum Patterns & Memories
11. Jammin Gerald – Get The Ho ’94
12. DJ Attack – Da Way U Work
13. Thomas Bangalter – Spinal Beats
14. Thomas Bangalter – Spinal Scratch
15. Tha West Siders – Waxscratch Trax
16. Fantom – Faithfull (Prassay Mix)
17. Fantom – Faithfull (Original Mix)
18. Fantom – Faithfull (Da Cracy Mix)
19. I:Cube – Disco Cubizm (Daft Punk Mix)
20. Daft Punk – Rock ‘n’ Roll
21. DJ Hyperactive – Chicago
22. Daft Punk – Oh Yeah
23. Cajmere – Only 4 U
24. Trankilou – Champagne
25. Unknown – And Da Beat Goes On
26. DJ Funk & Gerald – Hold Up
27. Ween – Freedom Of ’76
28. Zdar + Boombass – Foxy Lady
29. Gusto – Disco’s Revenge
30. DJ Deeon – Deeon Doez Disco
31. Sweet – Somebody’s Watching
32. Da Mongoloids – Spark Da Meth
33. Roller Rink 2000 – Shining
34. Roy Davis Jr. – Gabrielle
35. Robert J. Hairston – Preacher Man
36. Daft Punk – Around The World (Motorbass Mix)
37. Kenny Dixon Jr. – U Can Dance If You Want 2

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