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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.

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Daft Punk to be subject of new TV documentary

Daft Punk to be subject of new TV documentary

Canal Plus have commissioned BBC Worldwide to make a one-hour film for 2015

  • Jun 26, 2014

Paul McCartney dances as Daft Punk rehearse for Grammy performance – watch

Footage from US award ceremony revealed online

  • Mar 20, 2014

Listen: Daft Punk and Jay-Z collaboration surfaces online

Mystery surrounds previously-unknown duet

  • Mar 10, 2014

Daft Punk spotted without helmets at LAX airport - pictures

A gossip website 'unmasked' Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter

  • Jan 30, 2014

Daft Punk to wear 'Star Wars' stormtrooper helmets for Grammy Awards performance?

The ceremony takes place on Sunday January 26 in Los Angeles

  • Jan 25, 2014

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Daft Punk – ‘Random Access Memories’

Daft Punk – ‘Random Access Memories’

The French duo delve into their bulging contact list to create a masterpiece that's ambitious, indulgent and above all, fun

  • May 17, 2013

Album Review: Daft Punk, 'Tron Legacy Soundtrack' (Virgin)

The much-anticipated movie sequel is finally here. But it's the brilliant soundtrack that is proving really worth the wait.

  • Nov 29, 2010

Daft Punk: Rock Ness, Inverness, Scotland, Sunday June 10

Original ravers still party harder, better, faster, stronger than the rest

  • Jun 25, 2007

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