The group had other influences as well. By the late 1980s, the East coast—particularly New Jersey and New York—had evolved thriving dance scenes as well. It was often called “garage,” because it descended from the constellation of styles pioneered on the dancefloor of New York's Paradise Garage, much as “house” came from the Warehouse. Todd Edwards was one New Jersey garage producer who became influential on Daft Punk. His style involved chopping up small bits of samples and sound and recombining them. It would sound as if you were listening to house music heard through spinning fan blades. Daft Punk would later collaborate with him on “Face to Face,” from Discovery.

There were others, too, who likely impacted the duo's sound, both within Chicago (Green Velvet, who originally recorded “The Peroclator") and outside: Jeff Mills was a Detroit techno artist, Dr. Dre, is, of course, Dr. Dre, and Kenny Dope and Louie Vega were from Brooklyn. (Want another example of filter-house that pre-dates Daft Punk? You may have heard The Bucketheads hit song “The Bomb!,” produced by Kenny Dope. It sampled Chicago's "Street Player." We think Pitbull probably liked this song too.)