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Daft Punk

Daft Punk is the main project of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo[?] (born February 8, 1974) and Thomas Bangalter[?] (born January 3, 1975), two dance music artists from Paris. Its name was inspired by a review in the british music magazine Melody Maker[?], which described their first collaboration, a Beach Boys-cover version named Darling (Duophonic[?], 1992), as "a bunch of daft punk". Daft Punks debut single The New Wave (Soma[?], 1993) was followed by their first commercially successful single Da Funk (1995). The album Homework (Virgin, 1996), an innovative synthesis of techno, acid house and electro, was widely acknowledged as on of the most unfluencial dance music albums of the nineties. 2001's Discovery also sold very well but, with its more commercial, synth-pop-oriented style, could not quite satisfy everybody's expectations.

With Music Sounds Better With You, Thomas Bangalter had a major club hit in 1998, released under the name Stardust on his own Roulé[?]-label. In 2002 he produced the motion picture soundtrack for Gaspar Noé[?]'s Irréversible. Homem-Christo also operates his own music label, Crydamoure[?].

Selected Discography

  • Homework (1996)
  • Alive 1997 (2001)
  • Discovery (2002)

  • D.A.F.T. - A Story about Dogs, Androids, Firemen and Tomatoes (DVD/VHS, 1999)

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