Celebrating the Chicago roots of Daft Punk on the 25th anniversary of their seminal 1997 album Homework, Teachers is a new short film directed by Dave Tynan, cut by Michael Donnelly and with a mix by CK303.
Constructed from archive material and showcasing extraordinary mid-90s footage of the legendary Chicago dance crew House-o-Matics, Teachers was commissioned by DJ Mag and dedicated to Paul Johnson, the first artist named on Daft Punk’s Teachers, who passed away from Covid last year.
“How many very, very crap imitations of ’90s dance music have been made? Millions? You need talent to pull it off. I can’t stress how much easier it is to misfire than to make powerful, addictive, hypnotic music with a definable soul,” says record producer Neil Landstrumm.
“Daft Punk might have had access to all the gear, but to fuse all their influences and come up with something massively popular is a skill in its own right.”
Teachers is “a 9:09 love letter to Chicago and Chicago House,” says Tynan on Twitter. You will be hard pressed to find a more enjoyable way to spend 9:09. Well…