DAFT FUNK 2 – FRENCH ELECTRO.
“Ooh Lah Lah! You should know what to expect with the title and branding. Gets 9 for Daft P style, musicianship, variety of solid hooks and production value. Drums, Bass, Guitar, Synths, FX, all present and correct. Multi’s are particularly good. Funked Up and ready drop into your tracks..” 9/10 Tom Middleton.
Monster Sounds bring you the much anticipated follow to our best selling Daft Funk release.
The first installment received high accolades from the press
and has had ground level support from many well respected producers.
Deep from the vault, these lovingly crafted riffs, loops, beats and samples are all
busting with the distinctive head nodding funk that we all know and love as
the soulful sound of French electronica.
Some of the most iconic dance music of the last 20 years has come from the
shores of France which created the original filtered electro sound, which
bases the tracks around a straight four to the floor groove with a heavy
disco funk and soul influence, but bringing a contemporary electronic sound
into the mix with electronic production techniques and sounds.
Many of these popular releases have relied on sampling the main groove or
elements from rare records to capture the live feel and vibes from the
original 70s and 80s grooves’ although it is a risky business and can lead to long
legal battles if the sample is not cleared – with Daft Funk 2 you can avoid these
hassles and get straight to making your tracks with no worries.
Following on from Part 1, we have kept loosely to the formula and have thrown
down a whole new set of huge grooves, from beats to bass lines, keys
and funky guitar licks that Niles himself would be proud of, also digging
out a few rare synths from our collection to add something special to this
set of sounds.
The concept behind Mixing the full grooves together is to then give you the
chance to filter and mash them up as if you were sampling from a record
which is the key to capturing the vibey sound of sampling vinyl, as the way
your filters react to the full loops is much more interesting and authentic
if all the instruments including the drums are playing together.
To give you full flexibility we have given many of the grooves split down
in to different parts to allow you to work in more detail if needed.
Drum wise we have given you a mixture of live drum loops for the funk and disco,
but also some thumping house beats and tops to get the floor shaking and some more
interesting quirky top loop and grooves which may spark off a great idea.
In the Bass department, continuing the theme of part 1 we have a great
selection of live funk bass riffs, all recorded on a lovely vintage ’72 fender p bass,
some are straight and some treated with vibey fx.
To complement these we have included a bunch of electro synth bass riffs and
parts to get the floor bumping on a more heavy tip.
Fresh for part 2 we went a little “off piste” and dug in the Monster Sounds
loft for our rare “Siel Orchestra ” Analogue synth.
For those who don’t know Siel was bought out by ARP and later it became the ARP Quartet.
We ran a whole heap of super warm and Analogue parts off and also
some awesome multi samples of this rare and difficult to handle beast,
giving you the fun of the analogue without the expense and the tuning problems.