COLLEGE KIDS REACT TO DAFT PUNK
♪ (industrial music) ♪ ♪ (hip hop beat) ♪ – Okay, that is creepy. – That’s sort of terrifying. – (dog) Oh, thanks.
– Digging the character. (in video: laughter) – I don’t think
I’ve ever heard this before. – Okay, I like the beat. – I hear the beat. I hear the beat. I kind of want to say this is Daft Punk. – Is this Daft Punk? – Daft Punk? You started out as a dog! – Man, I just wish I was
one of those people who are like, “Oh, I know who this is.” ♪ (man whistling) ♪ – Their music videos
and everything are really weird. Even the way they still dress up
is really strange too. – I know who it is,
but I don’t know the name. – ♪ Around the world ♪ ♪ Around the world ♪ ♪ Around the world ♪ – Oh, I know this song. – I like this song. – Oh, it’s Daft Punk.
– Yeah. – ♪ Around the world ♪ ♪ Around the world ♪
– I love Daft Punk. – ♪ Around the world ♪ ♪ Around the world ♪ – I love this music. – ♪ Around the world ♪ ♪ Around… ♪
– Oh god, this is trippy. – The whole song
is literally just around– they don’t sing anything else. – I like it. I mean, I love that song
just because– it’s really repetitive, which is annoying,
but the bass line is funky AF. ♪ (synthesizer sliding up and down scale) ♪ – Hey. I like the vibe of it. It’s really fun. ♪ (house music) ♪ – I like how they incorporate
everything they possibly can in their music videos.
– I know. ♪ (house music) ♪ – It’s the best thing to do, is party. When there’s a fire, party. ♪ (house music) ♪ – It’s minimalistic but fun. Like, I feel like that’s
what their whole vibe is. ♪ (house music) ♪ – Ooh, spaghetti. Mom’s spaghetti. – Spaghetti! Mom’s spaghetti. ♪ (house music) ♪ – Are these music videos?
They’re so random. – Oh, what a messy eater. ♪ (house music) ♪ – It’s very dancy. – Cops are coming, guys. Run! – Run! Ru-u-u-u-un! ♪ (house music) ♪ – It just makes you
want to move your head. – Yeah, makes no sense.
Solid, though. I mean, I like the music. – ♪ One more time ♪ ♪ We’re gonna celebrate ♪ – Aah, I love this one! – Oh, I love this song. – ♪ …dancing ♪ ♪ One more time ♪ ♪ We’re going to celebrate ♪ – This used to be on repeat
for a week straight. – It’s so ’80s and ’70s style. – These are like the upgraded
version of Smurfs. – (singing along) ♪ Celebration tonight ♪ – ♪ Celebrate ♪ – That’s a good one. – That was so back in the day. – This is really iconic. The song that everyone plays,
I think, a lot of end of dances or parties, I remember
this song just playing. – ♪ Harder, better, faster, stronger ♪ – I like this song a lot. This is nostalgic right here. – Oh my gosh, yes!
Yes, I love this one. – ♪ …faster, stronger ♪ – They’re just perfect. There’s nothing super extra about it,
you know what I mean? It’s clean. ♪ (mellow electronic beat) ♪ – Whoa! They’re turning into people. – They just made avatars into humans?
What was that? – ♪ Our work is never over ♪ – (singing along) ♪ Work it harder ♪ ♪ Make it better ♪ ♪ Do it faster ♪ (deeply) ♪ Makes us stronger ♪ – ♪ More than ever ♪ ♪ Hour after hour ♪ ♪ Our work is never over ♪ Nice. – Kanye took that song
and put his own spin on it. – It’s so simple,
but it’s so tight and catchy. It gets me hype. – ♪ Technologic ♪ ♪ Buy it, use it… ♪
– Whoa!! – ♪ Trash it, change it,
mail, upgrade it ♪ ♪ Charge it, point it, zoom it, press it ♪ ♪ Snap it, work it, quick erase it ♪ ♪ Write it, cut it, paste it, save it ♪ – This is terrifying,
but I can’t stop moving my head. – Yes, yes. Oh my gosh,
I forgot about this song. Thank you so much. – This song is amazing. I just don’t like the visuals at all. – ♪ Touch it, bring it, pay it, watch it ♪ ♪ Turn it, leave it, stop, format it ♪ – That was a weird one. – They’re a weird duo. – I really want to see how
they came up with these ideas. – ♪ We’re up all night to get lucky ♪ – Oh yes! – Oh, that’s so cool! I want that guitar. – Oh yeah. Is this Daft Punk? Oh my gosh. Alrighty. – They got Pharrell,
so they’re like, okay, Pharrell’s not going to let us
do this weird Smurf thing, so… I guess we’ll be normal for this one. – I like their helmets.
I want a helmet like that. – ♪ We’re all night for good fun ♪ ♪ I’m all night to get lucky ♪ – Dang robots, making good music. – I love Daft Punk. I’m a fan. – Daft Punk is such a great group. All the stuff that they’re doing now,
with Pharrell and The Weeknd and stuff, it’s like, yo, they’re so good! – They kind of like originated
a lot of electronic styles. I hear a lot of elements in their songs
in a lot of different artists and producers nowadays. – They’re not all like about,
oh, we just have to drop trap music
only or dubstep or house. They’re about music. ♪ (industrial music) ♪ – (FBE) These were all songs
by the French electronic music duo Daft Punk.
– They’re French? – New fact. Did not know they’re French. – Me either! – (FBE) Overall, what did
you think of their music? – I love them. – It’s good. – I mean, it’s not
the music that I listen to. – It’s great. It’s very minimalistic–
simple yet fun. – I’ve always tended
to like most of their stuff. The ones that stick out, though,
are definitely just “Harder, Better,
Faster, Stronger” and “Try.” One of the greatest
soundtracks of all time. – Their music’s awesome. I’ve known about them for a while. As a kid, I remember hearing
a couple of the songs play on MTV. – I really got into their music
when I started rollerskating in middle school. Around The World, it was literally my middle school
rollerskating jam. – I knew all of those songs
were by Daft Punk because it sounds like Daft Punk. There’s nothing else
that sounds like Daft Punk. – (FBE) So we’re covering them this year
because their first album, Homework, was released in 1997.
– Whoa, I was in kindergarten. – A year after I was born. – (FBE) Making 2017
the 20th anniversary of that album. – Wow. I didn’t know they
were around for that long. – I’m old! – (FBE) Despite Daft Punk
releasing their first album more than 20 years ago,
much of their success has come just in the past several years. Their first single to peak higher than 60
on the Billboard Hot 100 came in 2013, so why do you think it is
that Daft Punk’s biggest success came over 15 years into their career? – I don’t know. Maybe it’s just the culture’s changing. It’s just more popular now. That’s the type of music
that everyone is listening to. – There is a huge
electronic EDM revolution that’s been happening and it keeps
getting bigger every year. – There’s a correlation between
the rise of the genre House and, so therefore,
since the genre itself is more popular, Daft Punk becomes more popular. – The collaboration with
other bigger creators helped a lot. – I think they brought electronic music
to the mainstream. Doing Get Lucky with Pharrell Williams,
right as Pharrell was a massive artist, it’s like, well, now here you are. A lot of artists will
go ten years in a band playing to ten people,
and then all of a sudden something will catch and they blow up and it’s like, whoa, this new artist! But they’ve been there for ten years. – (FBE) So Daft Punk is widely considered
to be one of the biggest influences of the rise of electronic and house music, and their beats have been sampled
by many major artists over time. Realizing that they have been around
for two decades now, how big of an influence
do you feel Daft Punk has had over modern music?
– Huge. Like, freaking monumental. – It influenced a lot of people. – They are one of the driving forces
of, you know, using electronic music in pop music. – Their music has been sampled
many, many times, so it’s just kind of a familiar sound. – Anybody that stems from EDM,
I would hope that they’d say, oh, you know, I mean,
I listen to Daft Punk. – You listen to music and it’s like,
oh yeah, Daft Punk could have had a huge influence on this
because it’s very Daft Punky. – I think I’ve said before and I’m like,
huh, this is Daft Punky. – Everyone is using these producers now. These guys, their main job
is to make beats and produce. Let’s work with them. So I feel like this whole EDM thing
is going to influence a lot of future music. – (FBE) So finally, do you think Daft Punk
will remain on the rise and continue being an influence
to future generations? – I don’t know. Who’s to say? This is EDM and house music’s
wave right now. They should ride it as long as they can. Enjoy it– but I think there’s going to be
another wave following right after it. – They go up, up and away from here. You know, they’re going to be massive. They have their own Daft Punk style
of sampling funk music at the same time of throwing
electronic music over that, and everybody seems to be into it. – They’re going to get bigger,
especially with this whole Weeknd collab. Now it’s going to be
a lot of people looking into them. I can see them doing more collaborations. They make music and they’re
not limited to any genre. Because over the three albums we saw
how much they’ve changed, the sky is the limit. – Thanks for watching
this episode of College Kids React. – We release new React episodes
around the world, so be sure to subscribe. – ♪ One more time ♪ we just want to say
thank you for watching. – Hey, what’s up, everyone?
It’s Dallen here from FBE. Thanks a ton for watching this episode
of College Kids React. Now if you’ve got some suggestions
for other musical artists you want us to cover in the future,
go ahead and comment below.