Daft Punk’s seminal debut album, Homework, marked its 27th anniversary on January 20th. The album, released by Glasgow imprint Soma, is still considered one of the most influential dance music LPs of all time.
The success of Homework catapulted French house to the global stage. In addition to reaching number three in France, number 150 in the US on the Billboard 200, and number eight in the UK, the album was charted in fourteen countries.
The album was certified gold and platinum by February 2001, and its global sales had surpassed two million copies. Singles Around The World, Revolution 909, Da Funk, Indo Silver Club, and Burnin remain as pioneering today as when they were released.
Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk told the BBC “‘Homework’ and ‘Discovery’ were done in the bedroom, in the same flat as I was watching [TV series] Modern Times and we had [Stevie Wonder album] ‘Songs In The Key Of Life’ constantly on the turntables.“
“One day when we plugged in a few keyboards and samplers, I found that boombox and I put it on the stack of machines. And that little boombox is what we mixed and recorded both ‘Homework’ and ‘Discovery’ on. That was the magic one.”