ESSENTIAL DANCE ANTHEMS 13 / 12

This time, uber-French house act Daft Punk and the oddity that is I-F.

13. Daft Punk – Around The World (1997)

NME says “Ushering in the late-90s age when Paris was at dance’s forefront, Daft Punk’s 144 repetitions of its title made sure no-one would ever ask them what the name of that really cool song was.”

These robots knew how to rock. And on the back of the “Alive” tour in 2007 even the US now gets them. Probably the most influential dance act around today.

12. I-F – Space Invaders Are Smoking Grass (1997)

NME says “Dutch DJ Ferenc Van Der Sluijs was one of the leaders of the Italo house revival in the late-‘90s, but he’ll deservedly go down in history for more or less singlehandedly inventing electroclash. His template was dance music with big electro chic, rock attitude and a wry sense of humour. One for everyone who ever had a poster of a doobie-smoking ET on their bedroom wall, the cicada synth lines and chirruping bleeps were such a quantum leap they really did seem to come from another world.”

I’m going to come across as such a grump, but I didn’t get this record at all. Says nothing to me about my life. Although calling your album “Fucking Consumer” almost makes me crack a smile. Almost. But not quite.

Daft Punk – Around The World (Villains’ More Cowbells DJ Edit)

I-F – Space Invaders Are Smoking Grass

Buy Daft Punk / I-F

~ by acidted on March 31, 2009.

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