Tues. Feb 23, 2021

As everyone continues to reel in disbelief from the news of Daft Punk’s break up, I’m finding myself falling deeper than ever into further DP “Discovery”. Unbeknownst to me, it turns out Thomas Bangalter’s father, Daniel Bangalter, was a musician and producer himself, going by the moniker “Daniel Vangarde”. 

As highlighted in this lovely mix put together by CK303 for Dazed:

“CK303's deep investigation into Daft Punk's influences led him to discover the music of Thomas Bangalter's father, Daniel Bangalter. Under the name Daniel Vangarde, the D.I.S.C.O. legend worked with the likes of Sheila B. Devotion, The Gibson Brothers, was sampled by Erykah Badu, wrote for Banarama and released under several monikers in France. Working with fellow writer and producer Jean Kluger as the Yamasuki Singers in 1971, they released cult album, Le Monde Fabuleux Des Yamasuki, as a pseudo-Japanese concept album of pop songs. The song "Aieaoa" on the album was later recorded, as "Aie a Mwana" by Bananarama, eventually becoming the first UK hit for them. He also worked extensively with 1980s act, La Compagnie Créole and was known for maing pop records with experimental tendencies such as left-field instrumental sections and incorporation of world music influences.

Yamasuki Intro
Who's Who - Hypnodance
La Compagnie Creole - AIE (A Moun'La) (Larry Levan remix intro/original mix)
Gibson Brothers - Come to America (instrumental)
Who's Who - Dancing Machine
The Lovelets - Midemman (Theme Midem 74)
Yamasuki Singers - Yama Yama
Ottawan - AIE (That's my song)
Daniel Vangarde - La Poursuite (extract)
Daniel Vangarde - Ad Libitum
Starbow - Intersidereal Message
Stanislas Kadik - Polska (CK's instrumental edit)
Who's Who - Ad Lib 80
Vicky Edimo - Let me love you tonight
Gibson Brothers - Ooh what a life!
Soul Iberica Band - Stop By
Vicky Edimo - Diwuse Lame
Yamasuki Singers - AIEOU
Rocky & Vandella - D'es que t'as dit disco t'as tout dit”

The full article here is quite an informative read & you can listen to the above tracklisted mix here:

One of his most notably written & produced hits: