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Questions Top100 DJs 2015 - Jon Dommett - 2015-11-16 14:25

Style: 
Robotic disco
Best known for: 
'Discovery', 'Homework', 'Get Lucky' etc
From: 
Paris, France

Every year Daft Punk are voted into the Top 100 DJs poll, and every year we have to write a profile for a duo that haven't DJ'd properly since 2001 at London's Fabric.

But rather than trundle through the endless rumours of their imminent return, we thought we’d share with you a story from Eats Everything who recalls when he saw Thomas Bangalter DJ at Space, Ibiza. 

“I saw Thomas Bangalter play the best DJ set I’d ever seen in my life on the Terrazza at Space,” explains the Bristol-based producer. “He was playing two copies of the same record, reversing the other backwards in sync, throwing massive 909 kick-drums into the mix... and then began cradling the mixer in his arms.

We were like, 'What the fuck is he doing?' He yanked the phono leads out the back of the mixer and started playing a bassline with the feedback. He was creating this enormous roaring sound with nothing but his clammy hands — and this curly-haired, terrified-looking Frenchman didn’t look up once for four hours, I swear to God.”

Quite literally the stuff of legends, and let's not forget the duo haven’t ruled out a return to the stage. When last album 'Random Access Memories' was released, the duo said if they did return for a new live show it would be an “all-encompassing set list”.

ANDREW RAFTER

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