The rumor of the ‘Genius’ Origin Story behind one of Daft Punk’s biggest hits stunned music fans

The rumor of the 'Genius' Origin Story behind one of Daft Punk's biggest hits stunned music fans

Daft punk fans have expressed astonishment after a video revealed the possible inspiration for the duo’s single “One More Time”, which appeared on Twitter in 2000.

This is followed by the announcement on Wednesday that the enigmatic artists, whose real names are Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, have split up after a 28-year music career.

The two were known to perform with their robot helmets as well as other tracks like “Get Lucky” and “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”.

Famous contributors to Daft Punk history have included Chic co-founder Nile Rodgers, Happy singer Pharrell Williams and The Weeknd, who secured a number two single in the UK with Starboy.

In a video on the YouTube channel Tracklib, a Twitter user showed how three sections from the song β€œMore Spell On You” by musician Eddie Johns could be looped and sampled by the duo on β€œOne More Time”.

“The way Daft Punk flipped the sample for One More Time is still so crazy to me,” they write.

The Twitter user wasn’t the only one to spot the similarities between the two tracks. A TikTok creator indicated the adjustments required for “More Spell On You” to reproduce the classic dance track

That said, it is unknown whether Daft Punk actually sampled the track after rumors that the duo refused to use part of Jones’ song in the single.

Meanwhile, US news site Vibe reported that use of the sample had been officially approved, suggesting that “More Spell On You” was definitely used as inspiration.

While its origins remain a mystery, Twitter was nonetheless impressed by the theory, describing it as “awesome” and “quite impressive”:

Daft Punk announced their breakup in a video titled “Epilogue” that was uploaded to their YouTube channel on Wednesday.


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