Daft Punk Biography
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Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo (b. 8 February 1974) met Thomas Bangalter (b. 3 January 1975) when they both attended school in Paris, France, in 1987. In 1992, heavily influenced by the Beach Boys, they recorded a song under the name Darling, which in turn found its way onto a compilation single issued on Stereolab's Duophonic label. A review in the UK's Melody Maker described their effort as "a bunch of daft punk", which depressed the pair but unwittingly gave them a name for their next project.
Increasingly influenced by the house sounds filtering across from the UK and the USA, they signed with the Scottish label Soma Records and, in 1994, released the single "New Wave". However, it was their 1995 offering, an insanely catchy slice of techno /funk, "Da Funk", that really set the Daft Punk bandwagon rolling, especially when the Chemical Brothers spotted its floor-filling potential during their DJ sets.
One important factor in the duo's sound is that they are not dance music purists; neither had been to a dance club until 1992 and their music is as influenced as much by Roxy Music and the Ramones as it is by house and techno pioneers such as Laurent Garnier. There is also a strong streak of old-style disco running through their work; Bangalter's father wrote hits for Ottawan and the Gibson Brothers, and "Da Funk" is based around a riff from a vintage R303 bass machine. The re-release of "Da Funk" by Virgin Records, and the subsequent Homework, broke Daft Punk to an overground audience that had for too many years seen French pop as synonymous with crooners such as Johnny Hallyday. Bangalter's alter ego, Stardust, was responsible for "Music Sounds Better With You", one of the club anthems of 1998. After breaking so much new ground with their debut, the pressure was on the duo to repeat the success with their second album.
Discovery proved to be a far more commercial outing, allaying the hard house grooves of the debut with plenty of highly melodic retro synth-pop. Stand-out tracks "One More Time" (featuring Romanthony ), "Digital Love" and "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" were immediately hailed as new classics.
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i am the fan # 1 | Reviewer: teo nahmad | 7/16/12
since i was six i loved daft punk,i remember that i foun the album "homework" in my fater's ofice, then i listened it and i got crazy, now i have all their albums, i made bangalter's helement i have a lot of t-shirts of them and i know all their songs my favorite songs are verdis quo,musique, and around the world -teo leto
I love it | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/5/12
OMG i love their music. My fav is Around The World. Its so repetative that it gets stuck in your head the first time you hear it ( not saying its a bad thing though ) and when i first heard their name i was like why would i listen to anything called Daft Punk. Ha man was i ever wrong! Listening to it now : tron legasy. Good song. I also like their song names!
Your an idiot and should just stop. Daft punk is amazing nuff' said. | Reviewer: Robot | 9/13/11
To the guy saying talking about their discovery album you do know that it was an homage to those songs (aka disco era). Not only that but Djs use samples, loops, and tracks from other songs, and even instruments. You need to give up on you comments about them your only embarrassing yourself.
Daft Punk where have you been | Reviewer: Zacman | 5/3/11
I knew of Daft Punk but I couldn't tell you one song from them. Then I watched TRON Legacy, the music was killer even the end credits. If you have never listened to that one check it out. Then I watched Interstella 5555, unbelieveable! I haven't stopped listening to it for 2 weeks now. My favorite song:Veridis Quo. I could listen to this for hours. Thank you Daft Punk all I want to do is dance and smile.
wow. | Reviewer: shubin | 3/28/11
to the person who was complaining about them stealing bits from other songs;
it's called sampling, that's basically what DJ's do? plus they produced some really good tracks on their own so at least give them credit for that as well
haha and please know your stuff before you go around accusing them of being thieves or liars or whatever
my goodness don't be so ignorant
anyway, yeah man i always think about how amazing it to have such remarkable human beings on this planet like damn
like ohmygod, i wanna cry when i think about how incredibly amazing they are aahaha i don't even have the correct words to describe my feelings for them
my love 4 u guyz | Reviewer: zeegaladz | 1/29/11
u guyz r lyk my gods, ur music is so attractive nd so different, its lyk a happy feeling nd anytym i listen 2 ur sng i jst strt cryin nd i dnt knw y but i lyk it, u guys r my role models, i wanna be jst lyk u, i wnt 2 write nd record songs wit u, pls if ur goin on tour nex tym include nigeria as one of d countries ull b @, nd luk 4 me zainab garba galadima, my numba is 08168112474 ill wait 4 ur cal till d day i die, i love u guyz keep rocking!
loved by everyone | Reviewer: seb | 6/14/10
for about 6 months, i thought i was the only one that obsessed over daft punk like it was nobody's business. but i was wrong. if you've listened to their music, heard their morals, watched their movies.. it's amazing. they're like the perfect kind of celebrities. ironic, hahah. their music is so happy and fantastic! daft punk will always be the greatest band in the entire world <3 :D
I love daft punk | Reviewer: Kolalid | 5/27/10
I have loved daft punk since i was 11. I have all of their studio albums and alive 2007 on my i pod. You really need to have good taste in music to like them. I love them so much i got the alphabet silly bandz just to make their name with the letters. They are very inspiring and i love them!!!!!! GO DAFT PUNK
Best Group ever | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/19/10
I recently played DJ Hero. They were on it but ive been in luv wit them since i was 11 [im 12 now]I still think theyre amazing. Theyre shuld be more Daft Punk songs on DJ Hero. Even my 40 year old parents luv some of their tracks.
Daft punk | Reviewer: Radley | 3/20/09
they are.. well i dont really know how to describe such an awsome band, is there any words really? I love their music! they are one of a kind, I hope to see more from them in future years to come, they deserve all this praise they have worked so hard for it!
Daft Punk | Reviewer: Will | 9/3/08
They are my faveorite band in the whole world, they have awesome and original music. They also have awesome videos like Interstella 5555 and Electroma, and they are so awesome! and Cool! and Awesome! Best group ever.
Thieves, Stealing, Not Original, Liars, Fakes, etc.,etc.etc | Reviewer: Daria-Tanis J. Spenke | 8/6/08
The entire "Interstellar 5555" music came from other artists: Edwin Birdsong's Cola Bottle Baby, Beorge Duke's I Love You More,Breakwater's Release the Beast, Little Anthony and the Imperials: Can You Imagine. You be the judge. Listen to these tunes and be honest! Who's Fooling/Lying/Stealing Who? Daft Punk, admit it!!
Awesome!!!! | Reviewer: Reece | 12/12/07
I got into these guys through a friend...
I listened to "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" for the first time and was just amazed!!!
I now am a huge fan of these guys!!!
THEY FREAKKIN ROCK!!!!
daft is amaxin! | Reviewer: Austin | 12/1/07
i've just ecently re-discovered daft punk. i knew many of their songs from when i was younger but didn't recognize them til they started singing:). and when they did, i fell in love with them. i have every song except for one more time on my ipod,which annoys me because i can't get that song. but i originally discovered them by listening to "harder,better,faster stronger" and i was really into that song. so i did "the daft hands". that was a hit wherever i went and showed people. i'm still perfecting it but i plan on doing it for technologic too and trying to get more people to expand their horizons and get into daft!
Best Band Ever | Reviewer: firstname.lastname@example.org | 11/12/07
I love Daft Punk. They are awesome!! I listen to them all the time. Not for everyone, just for people with a good taste in music.
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