“Daft Punk…” sounds particularly tight when compared with some of Murphy’s more extensive mixes. Fueled by a tight guitar riff, the song gives Murphy enough space for a thumbnail sketch of a Daft Punk basement show. Murphy howls a few times and repeats some of his lines, but generally he stays out of the way of the track.
It’s the only track I can think of that features a cowbell solo as well (and a multi-pitched cowbell / a-go-go bell solo at that)! It captures the specific vibe one might have scrambling to put together a house show (especially one for a group that fills much larger venues) – Murphy sets the stage and ends the track before wearing out his welcome, just in time for the guys in the robot suits to annoy the neighbors. – Some Songs Considered