Thomas Bangalter

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Thomas Bangalter

◢  Club Soda (1998)  █  Starpoint – I Just Wanna Dance with You (1980) ◣

Thomas BangalterStarpoint was an African-American R&B sextet from Maryland that began recording in the 1980s, releasing a string of R&B hit singles. Their 1991 single « I Want You – You Want Me« , released on the Elektra label, reached #25 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming their only Top 40 hit on the pop charts. Initially performing under the name « Licyndiana, » Starpoint was originally formed in 1969 More about Starpoint …

DafTeknik : For ‘Club Soda‘, after a very fresh sound of Soda, we can listen a little guitar riff made ​on ​the track ‘I Just Wanna Dance With You‘ at 18s. We can hear a loop of this sample behind a huge bassline that making it a memorable track.

DafTeknik : Pour ‘Club Soda‘, après un son très frais de Cannette en pleine ouverture, on peut écouter un riff de guitare venant du morceau ‘I Just Wanna Dance With You‘ à 18s. On peut apercevoir une boucle de ce sample derrière une ligne de basse énorme, qui en fait une track mémorable.

Thomas Bangalter – Club Soda00m05s / guitar

Starpoint – I Just Wanna Dance with You (sampled) ▲ 00m18s / guitar

◢  Colossus (1998)  █  Claude François – Cette Année Là (1976) ◣

Thomas BangalterClaude François (1 February 1939 – 11 March 1978) was a French pop singer, songwriter and dancer. He notably wrote and composed « Comme d’habitude » the original version of « My Way » and « Parce que je t’aime mon enfant », the original version of « My Boy. » Some of his most famous songs are Le lundi au soleil, Magnolias for ever and Alexandrie Alexandra. More about Claude François …

DafTeknik : For ‘Colossus‘ (dedication to X-Men), at 59s we can hear a sound of synth acute looped to give a dancing rhythm. This sound comes from the song ‘Cette année là‘ that we can listen at 1m22s. An original idea, for a non-standard production.

DafTeknik : Dans ‘Colossus‘ (dédicace à X-Men), à 59s on peut écouter un son de synthé aigu en boucle donnant une morceau très dansant. Ce son provient de la chanson ‘Cette année là‘ que l’on peut écouter à 1m22s. Une idée originale, pour une production hors-normes.

Thomas Bangalter – Colossus00m59s / synth

Claude François – Cette année là (sampled) ▲ 01m22s / synth

◢  Bob Sinclar – Gym Tonic (1998)  █  Jane Fonda (1981) / Motown Sounds (1978) ◣

Thomas BangalterWritten and produced by Michael L Smith or Michael Lovesmith as he was sometimes known, had a hit with the slushy love song « Break The Ice » in 1985. This slice of funky disco comes from the « Space Dance » LP in 1979 and is on the great Motown label. Jane Fonda is an American actress, writer, former fashion model, and fitness guru. More details about Jane fonda …

DafTeknik : ‘Gym Tonic‘ by Bob Sinclar was produced by Thomas Bangalter against a remix for Stardust. The voice from Jane Fonda (isolated) appears at 29sec to create a unique atmosphere that is found in the track ‘Arms‘ at the start and at 01m55s. Then a bassline and a synth is a part of ‘Bad Mouthin‘ and a little guitar riff at 02m38s that has been sampled to give a unique track and very catchy for the dancefloors.

DafTeknik : ‘Gym Tonic‘ par Bob Sinclar a été produit par Thomas Bangalter contre un remix pour Stardust. La voix de Jane Fonda (isolée) qui se trouve dans la piste « Arms », (au début et à 01m55s) apparaît à 29sec pour créer une atmosphère unique . Ensuite, une ligne de basse et un synthé est une partie de ‘Bad Mouthin‘ et un riff de guitare à 02m38s qui a été samplé pour donner un track unique et très accrocheur pour les dancefloors.

Bob Sinclar – Gym Tonic00m29s & 00m41s / voice & bassline

Jane Fonda – Arms (sampled) ▲ 01m55s / voice

Motown Sounds – Bad Mouthin’ (sampled) ▲ 00m01s & 02m39s/ bassline, synth, guitar

◢  Spinal Scratch (1996) █  George Benson – The World Is a Ghetto (1977) ◣

Thomas BangalterGeorge Benson (born March 22, 1943) is a ten time Grammy Award winning African-American musician, whose production career began at the age of twenty-one as a jazz guitarist. Benson first came to prominence in the 1960s playing soul jazz with the likes of Jack McDuff. Benson then launched a successful solo career, alternating between jazz, pop, R&B singing, and scat singing. More about George Benson …

DafTeknik : ‘Spinal Scratch‘ is an original track produced around a guitar’s micro-sample of ‘The World is a Ghetto‘ precisely at 01m06s. Which adds rhythm and voice to create a unique and timeless track.

DafTeknik : ‘Spinal Scratch‘ est un track originale produit autour d’un micro-sample de guitare venant de ‘The World is a Ghetto‘ précisément à 01m06s. S’y ajoute un rythme et une voix pour créer un morceau unique et intemporel.

Thomas Bangalter – Spinal Scratch00m01s / guitar

George Benson – The World Is a Ghetto (sampled) ▲ 01m06s / guitar

◢  What to Do (1995) █  Bobby Byrd – Hot Pants (1987) ◣

Thomas BangalterRobert Howard Byrd (August 15, 1934 – September 12, 2007), better known as Bobby Byrd, was an American R&B/Soul singer, songwriter, bandleader, talent scout, record producer, and musician, who played an integral and important part in the development of soul and funk music in association with James Brown. More about Bobby Byrd…

DafTeknik : For the first track of Thomas Bangalter in solo, ‘What to Do‘, we can listen at 14s a fraction of a ‘Hot Pants‘ rhythm present at 12s but a little accelerated and filtred. Good find that adds energy to this effective track.

DafTeknik : Pour le premier track de Thomas Bangalter en solo, ‘What to Do‘, on peut écouter à 14s une fraction de rythme présente dans ‘Hot Pants‘ à 12s mais légèrement accélérée et filtrée. Bonne trouvaille qui ajoute de l’énergie à ce titre efficace.

Thomas Bangalter – What to Do00m14s / rhythm

Bobby Byrd – Hot Pants (sampled) ▲ 00m12s / rhythm

Thomas Bangalter Together

Thomas Bangalter and DJ Flacon

◢  Together – So Much Love to Give(2003) █ The Real Thing – Love’s Such a Wonderful Thing(1977) ◣

Thomas Bangalter TogetherThe Real Thing is an English soul group formed in 1970. In addition to a string of British hits, the band charted internationally with their song « You to Me Are Everything », which reached #1 on the UK Singles Chart, #28 on Billboard’s « R&B Singles » and #64 on Billboard’s « Hot 100 ». By number of sales, they were the most successful black rock/soul act in England during the 1970s. More details …

DafTeknik : ‘So much love to Give‘ is simply the best track of ‘French House Music‘ for many years. The incredible talent of ‘Thomas Bangalter‘ and ‘DJ Falcon‘ to put an endless loop of a The Real Thing‘s vocal with a huge production, truly amazing.

DafTeknik : ‘So much love to Give‘ est tout simplement le meilleur morceau de ‘French House Music‘ depuis de nombreuses années. L’incroyable talent de ‘Thomas Bangalter‘ et ‘DJ Falcon‘ de mettre une boucle sans fin du vocal de The Real Thing aboutit à une production énorme, vraiment incroyable.

Together – So Much Love To Give00m01s / voice

The Real Thing – Love’s Such A Wonderful Thing (sampled) ▲ 00m25s / voice

◢  Together – Together (2000) █  Sweet Sensation / Slave / John E. Davis (1988/95) ◣

Thomas Bangalter TogetherSlave was an Ohio funk band popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Trumpeter Steve Washington and Mark Hicks (Drac) formed the group in Dayton, Ohio in 1975. They moved to Atlantic Records for one LP in 1984. 90210 is an American teen drama television series developed by Rob Thomas, Jeff Judah and Gabe Sachs, and the fourth series in the Beverly Hills More details …

DafTeknik : THE track of ‘Together‘ which was played during the 2007 Lives of Daft Punk, is a marvel of sampling which required much research. With the ‘Sweet Sensation‘ voice (in slower speed), a bassline from ‘Slave‘ and especially the main theme of ‘Beverly Hills‘. And in final, totally extreme jewel of the International ‘House‘.

DafTeknik : LE track ‘Together‘ qui a été joué au cours de Live 2007 des Daft Punk, est une merveille de technique de sampling, qui a nécessité beaucoup de recherches. Avec ‘Sweet Sensation‘ il y a la voix (en vitesse plus lente), une ligne de basse de ‘Slave‘ et surtout le thème principal de ‘Beverly Hills‘. Et en finale, un bijou tout à fait exceptionnel dans la ‘House‘ internationale.

Together – Togethervoice / bassline / guitar

Sweet Sensation – Sincerely Yours (sampled) ▲ 00m39s / voice

Slave – Because Of You (sampled) ▲ 00m20s / bassline

John E Davis – Beverly Hills (redone) ▲ 00m00s / guitar

Thomas Bangalter Together

Thomas Bangalter, Benjamin Diamond and Alan Braxe

◢  Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You (1998)  █  Chaka Khan – Fate (1981) ◣

Thomas Bangalter StardustChaka Khan (born Yvette Marie Stevens), frequently known as the « Queen of Funk« , is a 10-time Grammy Award winning American singer-songwriter who gained fame in the 1970s as the frontwoman and focal point of the funk band Rufus. While still a member of the group in 1978, Khan embarked on a successful solo career. More about Chaka Khan …

DafTeknik : ‘Music Sound Better with You‘ is a marvel hearing. Fusion of ‘Thomas Bangalter‘, the singer ‘Benjamin Diamond‘ and the ‘French Touch Music‘ lengend know as ‘Alan Braxe‘, make a unique track that will be marked in the history of electronic music forever. 3 synthesizer’s notes and one Guitar note was taken from ‘Chaka Khan‘, a sample that ‘Alan Braxe‘ found. A track that launched the career of Benjamain Cohen.

DafTeknik : ‘Music Sound Better with You‘ est une merveille auditive. La fusion entre ‘Thomas Bangalter‘, ‘Benjamin Diamond‘ le chanteur et la légende de la ‘French Touch’, à savoir ‘Alan Braxe‘ pour faire une morceau unique qui sera marqué dans l’histoire de la musique électronique pour toujours. 3 notes de synthétiseur et un riff de guitare pris de ‘Chaka Khan‘, un sample qu’Alan Braxe a trouvé. Un morceau qui a lancé la carrière de Benjamain Cohen.

Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You00m01s / synth, guitar

Chaka Khan – Fate (sampled) ▲ 00m02s / synth, guitar

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