Daft Punk - Revolution 909
Stop the music and go home
I repeat stop the music and go home
(crowd goes wild)
"Revolution 909" is an instrumental track from Daft Punk's 1997 album Homework. It was released as the fourth single from the album in 1998. The music video for the track was directed by Roman Coppola. The opening skit in "Revolution 909" is said to be a reflection on the French government and its stance against rave parties. When asked on the motivations of the stance, Bangalter said: “ I don't think it's the music they're after, it's the parties... 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. " The song was the subject of an over 20 year-long sample hunt, as the song had an unknown sample. Speculation said that the background "yo, yo!" noises were from Kris Kross' "Jump", which was false. The sample remained unknown until 2022 when a YouTube user named ClassicSpirit found the real sample for Revolution 909: Fun Factory's Celebration (Mousse T's Back To The Old School". It took 25 years to find the sample, and ClassicSpirit found the sample by reverse-engineering the drum break, then the bassline, then scouring through all songs that used this bassline, which initially came from Cheryl Linn's "Got To Be Real".