Friday, January 20, 2017, marked the 20th anniversary ‘s seminal Homework album, which included such classics as “Da Funk,” “Revolution 909,” and “Around the World.” The album which would introduce one dance music’s most impactful acts also included “Teachers,” a playful track in which Daft Punk paid homage to a number their influences. Among the “teachers” listed in the song are , Robert Hood, and .
In honor the landmark album’s 20th birthday, FACT commissioned a “Teachers”-inspired mix from music historian and devout Daft Punk fan CK. The musical archaeologist’s mix, which spans over an hour in length, is the third volume his “Teachers” influence mixes – and only the tip the iceberg. After crafting the mix for fact, CK took the initiative to laboriously compile a Spotify playlist with over a thousand more songs from Daft Punk influencers (1,018, to be exact).
CK’s extensive playlist presents the extraordinary breadth Daft Punk’s influencers. The first hundred songs the playlist alone range from electronic progenitors such as and , to rock stars like and Van Halen. Both CK’s playlist and mix are available to stream below:
“Teachers” Influences Mix (Vol. III)
Featured image by Terry Richardson.