The elusive robotic duo, Daft Punk, will finally be revealing who they truly are in a BBC France documentary, set to be released in 2015. The award-winning electronic music producers have made music together since 1993 and have since won several awards including six Grammys. They are known to dress up as robots when they perform. Whether they do this for privacy or for image, they have become well-known worldwide as techno machines, pumping out four breakthrough albums in their 20 year career. Fans everywhere are excited to get behind the mask in this hour-long documentary.
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter met in Paris in 1987 while students at the Lycee Carnot. The two became close and started producing music together, along with a few other friends from school. They formed a rock band called Darlin’, which ended up opening for Stereolab and gaining mild recognition before they disbanded. A review of the Darlin’ by Dave Jennings called the band’s music” a daft punky thrash,” inspiring the name of the duo’s next project.
Daft Punk blew up after their first successful single, Da Funk, was released in 1995 (which was later produced on their first album). After a series of offers, they settled down with their manager Pedro Winter, and signed with Virgin Records. They released their first album, Homework, in 1997. Around the World became their biggest track off the album, treading pop charts in both the UK and US. The 2001 release, Discovery, was even more successful, producing a number of hits including One More Time, Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, and Digital Love. The album also sparked a Japanese animation film called Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem.
Their third studio album, Human After All, came in 2005, and a year later, the duo released their first directed film, Daft Punk’s Electroma. In 2013, Daft Punk released in long-awaited Random Access Memories. The album was immediately a hit, and became the groups most success album, winning five Grammy awards including Album of the Year, and Best Dance/Electronica Album. It’s single, Get Lucky, reached top ten on music charts in over 32 countries.
With Daft Punk still feeding of the hype of their last album, the news of their upcoming documentary film is exciting fans all over the world. This film will be created by BBC Worldwide Production France, for the channel Canal Plus. Martin Delpierre directs, and the biography is written by Marina Rozenman and Jean-Louis Blot. This will be the first independent movie about the legendary musician, who in contrast to their fame has released very little information about themselves.
Daft Punk has become a legend in the electronic dance music movement. Their rhythmic beats have become well-known to EDM fans all over the world. The documentary aims to tell the tale of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter’s iconic rise to fame, from the start of the career to current. Fans are excited to get behind the mask and learn the mechanics of how these house music superstars tick when their first full documentary is released in 2015.
By Morgan Louchen