June 24, 2007 at 3:20 am (Artists, Celebrity, Daft Punk, Digital, Electronic, Music, Music Videos, Videos)

“The greatest electronic dance music band of all times!”

Daft Punk is the collective name of Paris musicians Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. The duo is considered one of the most successful electronic music collaborations of all time, both in album sales and in critical acclaim.

Starting their music career with indie-rock band Darlin, the duo soon added drum machines and synthesizers to their equipment and formed the roots of the sound of Daft Punk today. Their first album “Homework” was regarded as an innovative synthesis of Techno, house, acid house and electro styles, and is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential dance music albums of the nineties. They also produced a series of videos for this album, some became legends like “Da Funk” and “Around the world”.

Their second album “Discovery”, which had more of a synthpop-oriented style, was released in 2001. This album reached number 2 in UK charts. Samples from the late ’70s to early ’80s were heavily used on the album. These playful samples turned into major hits like “One More Time”, “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” winning them an even broader audience.

In 2003 they produced a feature-length animated film “Interstella 5555:The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem”, carrying their musical talent to artistic representation. They also released the album “Daft Club” that features a collection of remixes previously made to promote the film. Two years later they came out with their latestst album “Human After All” and once again became a popular among fans and Djs.

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