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Stephen Colbert Lights Into MTV, Daft Punk Over Ditched Appearance : August 08, 2013

Stephen Colbert got stood up by two tall, dark Frenchmen at his Tuesday night showing of 'The Colbert Report' when Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter reportedly cance ...

Daft Punk ‘Random Access Memories’ Album Review : May 21, 2013

Electronic music duo Daft Punk release one of the year's most anticipated albums in Random Access Memories, their fourth full-length and first since 2005's Human After All. ...

Daft Punk Streams ‘Random Access Memories’ on iTunes : May 13, 2013

Daft Punk fans have waited eight years for a new album. Daft Punk fans: wait no more. Random Access Memories is now streaming on iTunes. The official album is not out until M ...

Rolling Stones, Daft Punk Looking Likely for Coachella 2013 : December 18, 2012

It’s looking like the headliners at next year’s Coachella festival may be the Rolling Stones and Daft Punk. Though the official lineup for the 2013 incarnation of the event ...

Daft Punk Eyes European Festival Tour in 2013 : August 27, 2012

It looks like Daft Punk fans in Europe will have a good summer next year. EDMSnob reports that, “Reliable sources have indicated that Daft Punk will embark upon a European Sum ...

daft punk Biography

The electronic music duo Daft Punk consists of the French musicians Thomas Bangalter (bassist) and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (guitarist). The group became very popular during the late 1990s in France as part of the house movement. They continued to enjoy success by combining synthpop and house elements. The songs of Daft Punk are an essential part of France's house scene. From 1996 through 2008 Pedro Winter from Ed Banger Records managed the group. Groups like the Rolling Stones and the Beach Boys strongly influenced Daft Punk early in their career.

In 1997 Daft Punk released "Homework," their debut album. Their follow up album "Discovery" was released in 2001 and enjoyed even more success. "Discovery" spawned the hit club singles "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger," "Digital Love" and "One More Time." Daft Punk released "Human After All," their third album, in 2005. The singles "Technologic" and "Robot Rock" were popular in the U.K. In 2006 and 2007 the duo went on tour and also released "Alive 2007." The live album won the Best Electronic/Dance Album Grammy Award. The pair composed the film score for Tron: Legacy. The film's soundtrack album was released in 2010.

Daft Punk is known for having elaborate live shows, where they incorporate theatrical effects and visual elements into their music. The duo is known for emphasizing story and visual components in their musical productions. They also are known for wearing disguises while they perform, including ornate robot costumes.

Currently Daft Punk is working on a new album. It is a collaborative effort along with Nile Rodgers, frontman of Chic, and songwriter-singer Paul Williams. They began producing the album in 2010, and it is currently scheduled to be released in Spring 2013.