Daft Punk Biography (Wikipedia)
Daft Punk are a French electronic music duo consisting of producers Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. The two achieved significant popularity in the late 1990s as part of the French house movement and were met with continuous success in the years following, combining elements of house music with funk, techno, disco, rock, and synthpop. They are also known for their visual stylization and disguises associated with their music; specifically, the duo have worn ornate helmets and gloves to assume robot personas in most of their public appearances since 2001. They rarely grant interviews or appear on television.
Bangalter and de Homem-Christo were originally in a rock band called Darlin' together, which disbanded after a short period of time, leaving the two to experiment musically with drum machines and synthesizers. The duo became Daft Punk, releasing their debut album Homework on Virgin Records in 1997 to highly positive reviews. They were managed from 1996 to 2008 by Pedro Winter (Busy P), the head of Ed Banger Records. The 2001 release of Discovery was even more successful, driven by the club singles "One More Time", "Digital Love", and "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger". In March 2005, the duo released the album Human After All to mixed reviews. However, the singles "Robot Rock" and "Technologic" achieved success in the United Kingdom.
- Introducinglive - Live Daft Punk Mini Mixhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01ff3gw.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01ff3gw.jpg2013-08-16T18:30:00.000ZA LIVE mix of 35 Daft Punk songs by covers band Introducinglive.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01fb5l4
Introducinglive - Live Daft Punk Mini Mix
- Daft Punk speak to Lauren Lavernehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p019568t.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p019568t.jpg2013-05-17T11:59:00.000ZDaft Punk speak to Lauren Laverne about their new album Random Access Memories.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p019569h
Daft Punk speak to Lauren Laverne
- Daft Punk speak to Pete Tonghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p018rvhs.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p018rvhs.jpg2013-05-10T21:00:00.000ZPete Tong speaks to the robots about their new record, Random Access Memories.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p018rvjb
Daft Punk speak to Pete Tong
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