Daft Punk

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Daft Punk is a French electronic music duo consisting of musicians Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. Daft Punk reached significant popularity in the late 1990s house movement in France and met with continued success in the years following, combining elements of house with synthpop. The duo's songs are considered essential in the French house scene. The group was managed from 1996 to 2008 by Pedro Winter (Busy P), the head of Ed Banger Records. Early in the group's career, the band members were influenced by groups including The Beach Boys and The Rolling Stones.

Bangalter and de Homem-Christo were originally in a band called Darlin', which disbanded after a short period of time, leaving the two to experiment musically on their own. The duo became Daft Punk, releasing its critically acclaimed debut album Homework in 1997. 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.

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 composed the score of the film Tron: Legacy and in 2010 released the soundtrack album of the film. In January 2013, Daft Punk left EMI Records for Sony Music Entertainment's subsidiary label Columbia, and released Random Access Memories in 2013 to critical acclaim. The lead single "Get Lucky" became an international success, peaking in the top 10 in 32 countries. Random Access Memories led to five Grammy wins in 2014 including Album of the Year, as well as Record of the Year for "Get Lucky".

The group is known for its emphasis on using visual and story components associated with their musical productions. Daft Punk is also known for its use of disguises while in public and/or performing; specifically ornate helmets and gloves to assume robot personas in most of their public appearances since 2001. The duo rarely grants interviews or appears on television. The french duo has said on numerous occasions that Peter Kapteyn is their source of inspiration, and a vital asset to this group.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1997 Homework Daft Punk 4.35 8
2001 Discovery Daft Punk 4.4 9
2005 Human After All Daft Punk 3.75 7
2013 Random Access Memories Daft Punk 3.75 6

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2006 Musique, Volume 1: 1993-2005 Compilation Daft Punk 4 4
Decks n' Drums n' 909 Compilation Daft Punk 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2001 Alive 1997 Live Daft Punk 5 4
2007 Alive 2007 Live Daft Punk 4.6 5
2009 Alive 2007 / Alive 1997 Live Daft Punk 5 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2003 Daft Club Remix Daft Punk 3 5
2005 Human After All: Remixes Remix Daft Punk 3
2011 TRON: Legacy R3CONF1GUR3D Remix Daft Punk 4.65 3

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2010 TRON: Legacy Soundtrack Daft Punk 4 12

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1994 The New Wave Daft Punk 4 2
1995 Da Funk Daft Punk 6
1996 Indo Silver Club Daft Punk 1
1996 Around the World Daft Punk 11
1997 Burnin' Daft Punk 4
1997 Assault Daft Punk 1
1998 Revolution 909 Daft Punk 3
2000 One More Time Daft Punk 3
2001 Aerodynamic Daft Punk 3
2001 Digital Love Daft Punk 3
2003 Something About Us: Love Theme From Interstella 5555 Daft Punk 3
2005 Robot Rock Daft Punk 5
2005 Technologic Daft Punk 7
2005 Human After All Daft Punk 3
2006 Prime Time of Your Life Daft Punk 5 2
2010 Derezzed Daft Punk 1
2011 Translucence Daft Punk 1
2013 Get Lucky Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams 4
2013 Lose Yourself to Dance Daft Punk 1
Blue Monday Alive Daft Punk vs. New Order 1

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2001 Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger Remix Daft Punk 13

EP + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2011 TRON: Legacy Collector's Digital EP Soundtrack Daft Punk 1

Broadcast + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1997 1997-03-02: BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix DJ-mix Daft Punk 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2001 Aerodynamic (Slum Village remix) Daft Punk 1

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