That groove, however, wasn’t created by Daft Punk alone. French House (or French Touch, as the sexy call it) has its roots in the clubs of Paris, where DJs and dance music disciples found inspiration in old Europop and space-disco records and mashed them up with state-of-the-art beats. Basically, when it came to making booties bounce along the Champs Elysee, Daft Punk didn’t act alone! So get your Gallic groove on and pay tribute to the forebears of French Funk with our terribly chic playlist below. Tout le monde danse maintenant!
Stardust, “Music Sounds Better With You”
The grandaddy of all modern dance records, “Music”’s hot-dogging bassline, filtered beats and rhythmic samples proved absolutely irresistible to the club-going throngs of 1998. Deftly cutting up Chaka Khan’s “Fate” like a line of coke in a Studio 54 balcony, Stardust’s producers (Alan Braxe and one-half of Daft Punk, Thomas Bangalter) rode the success of their one hit into a thousand mash-ups, most famously with Madonna’s “Holiday” for her Drowned World Tour.