During the same year, Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons requested that the duo remix their single "Life Is Sweet" and open for The Chemical Brothers' tour in the United Kingdom.
The ensuing popularity of Daft Punk's singles led to their signing with Virgin Records in September 1996.
Daft Punk's full-length debut is a funk-house hailstorm, giving real form to a style of straight-ahead dance music not attempted since the early fusion days of on-the-one funk and dance-party disco.
Thick, rumbling bass, vocoders, choppy breaks and beats, and a certain brash naiveté permeate the record from start to finish, giving it the edge of an almost certain classic.
Indo Silver Club: This track contains a sample of "Hot Shot" performed by Karen Young, courtesy of Sunshine Entertainment. So fresh and energetic, and still sounding good 20 years later! Some of my favorites are Revolution 909, Fresh, Teachers, and Oh Yeah.
All tracks written & produced for Daft Trax Published by Zomba Music for World excluding France Delabel Editions / Daft Music for France℗&© 1996 Daft Trax under exclusive license to Virgin France / Virgin Records Ltd.[CD]℗& © 1996 Daft Trax Made in Holland[Rear]Printed in Holland. This album has some awesome parts and some not so awesome parts. Completely and utterly classic, very influenced by Chicago House, pretty harsh sounding at all times, but in a fun way.
Their departure from Soma was noted by Richard Brown of the Glasgow-based label.
"We were obviously sad to lose them to Virgin but they had the chance to go big, which they wanted, and it's not very often that a band has that chance after two singles.
While a few fall flat, the best tracks make this one essential.
[Booklet]Mixed and recorded @ Daft House, in Paris, France Mastered at The Exchange, in London Sleeve concept & art direction: for Daft Arts Album layout & additional artwork: @ Magic Design Daft punk logo created for Daft Arts The tracks 4, 8, 14 & 15 were originally released on Soma Quality Recordings℗&© 1996 Daft Trax / The copyright in this recording is owned by Daft Trax under exclusive license to Virgin France / Virgin Records Ltd. Daftendirekt: Recorded live at a Fuse Party in Gent. As soon as it was put on the stereo it literally brought that party back to life.