Daft Punk, "Da Funk (Ten Minutes of Funk Mix)"
We were buddies at the time – that's the easiest way I can put it – and we still are, as far as I'm concerned, we're just out of touch. But yeah, it was such an honor to be able to work with them at any level, and at that time New York was just starting to notice them because of "Around the World." But basically all the material Daft Punk put out before – meaning all the records Thomas [Bangalter] put out on Roulé and Guy-Manuel [de Homem-Christo] on Crydamoure – the United States (and New York in particular) didn't get it yet. It seemed like it took a while even after the first album dropped for it to really get on New York's palette. New York was cliquey in those days – it was just into its own style and Daft Punk was a whole new sound, so it took a while for it to embrace them. "Da Funk" got no play in New York when it came out. It made me and my friends so mad – we thought it was the craziest record.