A Daft Punk tribute mix aired on BBC Radio 1 this weekend.
Following the shock announcement last week that Daft Punk would be parting ways after 28 years, Brighton’s Dance System joined Radio 1 on Friday (26th) for ‘an emotional and flawlessly mixed journey’ through the discography of the legendary duo.
The 30-minute mix, which is available to playback via a number of platforms here, features a string of iconic tracks alongside edits from Dance System himself. The show also features messages from Daft Punk’s self-proclaimed “teachers”: DJ Deeon, Todd Edwards, K Alexi, DJ Tonka and Dave Clarke, as well as clips from the likes of A-Trak, Boys Noize and Skrillex.
Speaking about the mix, BBC Radio 1 host Annie Mac said “Radio 1 favourite Dance System was the perfect person to deliver this mix. We knew he would smash it and he has absolutely delivered – this is such a treat.”
Listen back to the show below, or via other platforms here.
On Thursday last week, it was announced that Daft Punk album sales had increased 2,650% after the duo’s split.
Read about how the French duo’s ability to constantly reinvent electronic music made them one of the most important electronic acts after Kraftwerk here.