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 way silly punk turned the rehearsal upside down is still so crazy to me pic.twitter.com/WIbKWKa1CD
– Neh (@NehhLmao) February 22, 2021
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.
Sample vs Song. One of the greatest songs that ever came out. #ThankYouDaftPunk 🙌🏽🔥
Daft Punk – again pic.twitter.com/J8PaIX3E26
– KARABO (@KVRVBO_Official) February 22, 2021
In a video on the YouTube channel Tracklib, a Twitter user showed how three sections from the song “More Spell On You” by musician Eddie Johns could be looped and sampled by the duo on “One 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’s pretty impressive. All the more so that they did all of this with hardly any peripheral vision. https://t.co/u3szuIoeT3
– Chris Hewitt (@ChrisHewitt) February 23, 2021
Daft Punk was founded the year I was born. From 93 to 21 the houses I grew up in were filled with their music. They were musicians. They were engineers. You will be a legend.#DaftPunkForever https://t.co/7KrN8TVBq5
– Varagod (@Varagod_) February 23, 2021
Sampling is an art and daft punk is the bar https://t.co/obLCscPROU
– Dissect podcast (@dissectpodcast) February 23, 2021
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.