Upon first hearing "Da Funk" on Canada's insanely better music channel, Much Music, I had to run out and buy their new single. Unbeknowst to me that "Da Funk" wouldn't be the song I would end up falling in love with on that single release. The single also included an extended version of "Da Funk" called "Ten Minutes of Funk." I have purchased many a single in my day and no single can even come close to comparing in paying dividends as Daft Punk's "Da Funk". According to Daft Punk themselves, this single sold more copies than their first album 'Homework'.
Check out a remix of Daft Punk's Da Funk
On the 'B Side' of the single, which doesn't really exist anymore post-vinyl/cassette singles, was the song entitled, "Musique." Since it's release, "Musique" has been one of my all-time favorite songs as well as likely one of my top two techno songs ever. (I know that electronic music purists cringe at the sound of the word techno, but I never got deeper in the genres of electronic music therefore it's all simply 'techno' to me.) So without further ado, here is Daft Punk's amazing single "Musique".On a side note: while this is not an endorsement of these acts, it is a testament of how ahead of the curve Much Music has been. About a year before the following acts made it big on the charts here in the States, Much Music had these artists in heavy rotation seeing the coming tsunami of sales they would produce. Backstreet Boys, N'Sync, Spice Girls, Hanson and of course Daft Punk were all on Much Music around a year or so before people in the States ever even discovered their music. Thanks Much Music, I truly miss your comprehensive music coverage, something that our own MTV ditched on a long time ago.