Daft Punk

Daft Punk



Daft Punk is a French electronic music duo formed in 1993 by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.[5][6][7][8] The duo achieved significant popularity in the late 1990s as part of the French house movement and had continuous success in the years following, combining elements of house music with funk, techno, disco, rock and synthpop influences.[2][6][7][9] They are also known for their visual stylization and disguises associated with their music; the duo have worn ornate helmets and gloves to assume robot personas in most of their public appearances since 2001 and rarely grant interviews or appear on television. The duo were managed from 1996 to 2008 by Pedro Winter (also known as Busy P), the head of Ed Banger Records.

Bangalter and Homem-Christo were originally briefly in an indie rock band named Darlin'. When the group disbanded, it left the two to experiment musically with drum machines and synthesisers. The duo released their debut studio album Homework through Virgin Records in 1997 to highly positive reviews. The duo's next album Discovery (2001) was even more successful, driven by the release of the hit singles "One More Time", "Digital Love" and "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger". In March 2005, the duo released their third album Human After All to mixed reviews. However, the singles "Robot Rock" and "Technologic" achieved considerable success in the United Kingdom.

Daft Punk toured throughout 2006 and 2007 and released the live album Alive 2007, which won a Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album. The duo later composed the score for the Disney film Tron: Legacy in 2010, and released its soundtrack album that same year. In January 2013, Daft Punk left Virgin for Columbia Records, and released their next album Random Access Memories in 2013 to worldwide critical acclaim. The album's lead single "Get Lucky" became an international success, peaking on top 10 charts in 32 countries. Random Access Memories won five Grammy Awards in 2014, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for "Get Lucky". Daft Punk later gained their first number one on the Billboard Hot 100 with the song "Starboy", a collaboration with The Weeknd.



Random Access Memories
Random Access Memories is the fourth studio album by French electronic music duo Daft Punk.
Get Lucky
"Get Lucky" is a song by French house music duo Daft Punk, featuring Pharrell Williams and co-written by the duo, Williams, and Nile Rodgers.
Discovery is the second studio album by French electronic music duo Daft Punk, released on 26 February 2001 by Virgin Records.
Homework is the debut studio album by the French electronic music duo Daft Punk, released on 20 January 1997 by Virgin Records and Soma Quality Recordings.

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Air's 'Moon Safari' came out 20 years ago this week. Read our original review.
  –  January 19, 2018
Produced by Giorgio Moroder, “Love to Love You Baby”’s unique sound can be detected today in the unerring cardiac beat of Daft Punk's Parisian disco hit “Musique,” as well as the two-fingers-on-the-Casio minimalist groove pulsing through ...
Missoula Community Theatre's 'Happy Days' sets Fonzie and company to music
  –  January 19, 2018
In a late-period highlight, he worked with Daft Punk on the electronic duo's 2013 album "Random Access Memories," and won a Grammy. The script was written by the late Garry Marshall, creator of the TV show and director of "Pretty Woman" and "The Princess ...
What Do You Listen To At Work?
  –  January 19, 2018
Albert, too, can only listen to classical and “wordless ambient shit.” Burke has Daft Punk and Deadmau5 Spotify stations that he plays once sports are over for the day. David Roth endorses listening to Mogwai all the time. Drew, surprisingly ...
Kimbra Explores The Wild Side Of Her Heart On New Song ‘Human:’ It’s A ‘Very Core Emotion’
  –  January 19, 2018
But I don’t have the big funk/soul band like I used to. We’re like a Daft Punk-y, Swedish synth vibe. It’s futuristic. We have a crazy lightning and production design. It’s going to be a multi-medium experience. Who do you want to collaborate with ...
LISTEN: Carmada Remixes Fat Boy Slim's 'Right Here, Right Now'
  –  January 19, 2018
The remix of "Praise You" from The Kite String Tangle was previewed a month ago. "Fatboy Slim and Daft Punk inspired me most but Fatboy was always cooler," said Sam La More. "In everything from Tonite Only to Pnau, I always ask, 'What would Fatboy do?'"
The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world
  –  January 19, 2018
Daft Punk, and My Morning Jacket. Jan. 26, 8 p.m. $20. The Paradise. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com TINSLEY ELLIS The pyrotechnic guitarist melds the voltage of British blues-rock with the earthy sounds of his native South, from Memphis soul to James ...
Pharrell and N.E.R.D. to headline NBA All-Star halftime show
  –  January 19, 2018
The Grammy-winner is best known for his 2013 hit single "Happy" and for his work with Daft Punk, Robin Thicke, the hip-hop/rock band N.E.R.D and the NEW YORK - The NBA announced Thursday that 11-time Grammy winner Pharrell and his hip-hop-rock band N.E.R.D ...
For Listeners at home: Them Jeans talks podcasting and gives us an oral history of Bloghaus [Interview]
  –  January 18, 2018
Everyone would just go insane because that was the peak of Justice and all those guys. Then when Daft Punk played without their helmets on. That was the moment where I don’t think anything could top that because that’s something that’s never happened.
Margo Price Covers Bob Dylan For ‘Spotify Singles’ Series
  –  January 17, 2018
Watch pro-shot of The Infamous Stringduster putting their distinctive jamgrass spin on Daft Punk’s mega-hit “Get Lucky” from their Halloween-run show at the Ogden Theatre.
Housepitality ft. Paul Johnson | Free Champagne 9pm-10pm
  –  January 17, 2018
His remix work and collaborations with Destiny’s Child, Jon B, Steve “Silk” Hurley, DJ Skip, Ce Ce Peniston, Daft Punk, DJ Sneak, K-Alexi, Stacy Kidd, Joey Beltram, Green Velvet, Armando and Ron Trent made its way into all the big jocks boxes and ...
Here Are 20 Pop Songs That Turn 20 This Year
  –  January 16, 2018
Stardust, "Music Sounds Better With You" Daft Punk's "Around the World" arrived a year earlier, setting the stage for this other Thomas Bangalter dance project, but this time, he opted for silver body paint instead of a robot head. This is a modern French ...
Daft Punk’s Iconic Debut Album ‘Homework’ Just Turned 21
  –  January 16, 2018
One of Daft Punk‘s most iconic collections of music is officially old enough to legally drink (if it were an actual person). Still though, Homework definitely knows how to party! When Daft Punk first came onto the scene they changed the course of dance ...
Power is when your kids want your earbuds
  –  January 16, 2018
"Wanna hear a new song?" says he when we are making dinner together. I do like his taste in music, kind of Joni Mitchell mixed with Mumford and Sons meets Daft Punk. See. I know the names. "Sure!" I say. And then who is that. I mean who IS that?
Justin Timberlake Thinks You Should Listen To His New Album Outdoors
  –  January 16, 2018
The latest behind-the-scenes video for Timberlake's fifth studio album, Man of the Woods, is baffling. The songs Justin previews sound like Daft Punk and Bon Iver had a picnic in the woods catered by Jamiroquai. Justin keeps dancing in vague wilderness ...
Daft Punk’s debut album ‘Homework’ turns 21 this week
  –  January 16, 2018
Wow. Feeling as old as ever right now knowing that a bulk of you reading this weren’t even born when this album was dropped, but we gotta wish the happiest of birthdays to Daft Punk for what was their inaugural studio album and introduction to what would ...
Nipsey Hussle Gives JAY-Z’s TIDAL Biggest Co-Sign, Exposes How Much YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music & Amazon Music Jack From Musicians
  –  January 16, 2018
Jay Z and other top names in music – including Madonna, Daft Punk and Coldplay’s Chris Martin – in March 2015 unveiled Tidal, promising to give artists greater control in the fast-growing industry of streaming, which allows unlimited, on-demand ...
The first anime series I loved: Star Blazers
  –  January 12, 2018
My guess is solidarity with his boyfriend in that one Daft Punk video. (Yes, I know Leiji Matsumoto’s responsible for both. Just let me enjoy my “two blue guys snogging” fantasies.) Long before Star Trek, before I knew anything of Kirk and the ...
Happy 20th Birthday To Air’s ‘Moon Safari,’ One Of The Best Albums Of The ’90s
  –  January 12, 2018
At the time, Moon Safari stood in marked contrast to the other major crossover French electronic LP of the era, Daft Punk’s Homework, which dominated MTV and hip mixtapes everywhere with nu-disco bangers such as “Around The World” and “Da Funk.”
Alexa for Kids? Cognitoys Scout Robot Wants to Chat with Your Child
  –  January 11, 2018
It even asks your child questions based on their interests. Due out in time for the holidays for $149.99, Scout is 7 inches tall and looks like a tiny astronaut (or a member of Daft Punk), but if you ask him "Scout, where are you from," he explains that he ...
Hear a new Kendrick Lamar and Vince Staples track in the new Black Panther trailer
  –  January 11, 2018
It’s rare enough for a performer to hitch their star to a movie’s soundtrack—although the results can be as transformative as Daft Punk doing Tron: Legacy, Aimee Mann scoring Magnolia, or Curtis Mayfield breathing life into Superfly—but it’s even ...
The Weeknd Shares New Song “Starboy” ft. Daft Punk
  –  January 10, 2018
Last month, rumors began to swirl that The Weeknd had brought in everyone’s favorite French robots Daft Punk into the studio to assist with his upcoming album. Now, shortly after releasing the album title, Starboy, and its accompanying moody album art ...
Did Trump Watch Kendrick Lamar's CFP Championship Halftime Show? President Reportedly Skipped Pro-Obama Rapper's Performance
  –  January 9, 2018
akin to his dismayed reaction to Daft Punk last year. Alas, it was not meant to be. Trump’s music taste ranges from the more traditional Tony Bennett and Elton John to the pop stylings of Taylor Swift. Lamar, with his socially and politically-conscious ...
We could all learn something from this Korean grade school music class' Daft Punk cover【Video】
  –  January 7, 2018
Watching this video makes me realize that I got ripped off as a kid. Playing music is a long process full of ups and downs and requires a true passion to maintain practicing until you develop a working knowledge of the art. Unfortunately, I learned this ...
Daft Punk Unveil Awesome 2017 Holiday Season Swag
  –  November 22, 2017
Daft Punk have unveiled their 2017 holiday-season swag, and there’s little question this collection is their best yet. There’s a glow globe, a glass ornament set, a puzzle and lots more — all done in partnership with longtime artisans — the puzzle ...

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