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9 of the best 909 tracks using the TR-909

The most iconic and exceptional tracks featuring the TR-909

  • Harrison Williams
  • 30 August 2016
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Released in 1997, Daft Punk’s debut album ‘Homework’ introduced the world to the essence of French house. The fourth single off that record is ‘Revolution 909’, an iconic track that features the TR-909. Over the years many have imitated the distinct beat and it’s influence can be heard throughout the realm of house music today. When asked about the tracks opening skit, Thomas Bangalter expressed that the duo wanted the sequence to spotlight the French government and its negative view of rave and youth culture. “I don't think it's the music they're after, it's the parties,” explains Bangalter. “I don't know. They pretend it's drugs, but I don't think it's the only thing. There's drugs everywhere, but they probably wouldn't have a problem if the same thing was going on at a rock concert, because that's what they understand. They don't understand this music which is really violent and repetitive, which is house; they consider it dumb and stupid.”

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