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Daft punk final

  1. 1. Who Are
  2. 2. Born 3rd January 1975, Bangalter makes one half of the Daft Punk duo specialising in Guitars, Bass, Drums, Synthesisers, Piano/Keyboards, Programming and Vocoders. A former DJ and member of the rock band “Darlin’” in the Early 80’s Bangalter brings a more creative and musical vibe to the electronic duo. Cited as being the “Tech guy” and the voice of the duo by partner Guy-Manuel, Bangalter has helped bring his own musical influences into the duo’s unique sound. He is both classically trained at the piano and highly experienced in producing electronic music. Along side Daft Punk Bangalter has created and been involved in many collaborative projects Such as “Together” with DJ Falcon and also “one off” hit collabs including Stardust’s “The Music Sounds Better With You”. Bangalter also has a keen interest in movie soundtracks and sounds, he has supplied and Wrote scores for the movies “Irréversible” and “TRON Legacy”
  3. 3. Born 8th February 1974 Guy-Manuel acts as the other half of the Daft Punk duo, De Homem Christo provides Synthesizers, Guitars, Keyboards, Drums and Programming. Before Daft Punk De Homem Christo wrote and created music with Bangalter and childhood friend Laurent Brancowitz who later formed the indie rock trio “Darlin’” up until 1993 after a critical review claimed them to be “A daft punky thrash” which later inspired the name for their newly formed duo. De Homem Christo labels himself more as the “muso” behind Daft Punk as quoted below. "he's much more of the tech guy than I am. We did everything together. But I have more distance, I'm more critical of everything we do. We're two halves of one solid combination. There's balance there — completeness between us, yeah". Outside of Daft Punk, De Homem Christo also creates and produces music in a group called “Le Knight Club” and also produces with Crydajam. More recently De Homem Christo worked along side his partner Bangalter to help write and produce the score to the movie “TRON Legacy”
  4. 4. Guy-Manuel & Thomas met in 1987 during their time in high school, but the two did not become musically involved with one another until the early 1990’s where the two would exchange demo tapes and ideas. Two years later Thomas and Guy-Manuel would form the guitar based band known at the time as “Darlin’” (named after the famous Beach Boys song) with childhood friend Laurent Brancowitz. (Brancowitz went On to become a member of the indie-rock band “Phoenix”) The group disbanded after a year long run after a bad review out of the Melody Maker magazine claimed “Darlin’” sounded like “A daft punky thrash” but this negative review would later inspire the name for the duo’s new project. Bangalter claimed; “The rock n’ roll thing we did was pretty average I think, it was so brief. Maybe six months, four songs and two gigs, and that was it.”
  5. 5. The “Daft Punk” project took its first steps in 1993 when Bangalter handed a demo tape Labelled “The New Wave” to the co-founder of Soma Quality Recordings Stuart Macmillan. The Demo was released under limited quantities and also featured the final mix of “The New Wave” entitled “Alive” (which would later become their first single from their debut album Homework) After recruiting manager Pedro Winter and recording their second single “Da Funk” Thomas & Guy-Manuel where already grabbing media exposure within their local night life scene, In September 1996 the duo signed to Virgin Records under a heavily compromised deal between Thomas, Guy-Manuel and Virgin Records regarding licencing and creative control of their music. The duo settled to licence their works to the label though “Daft Trax” the duo’s pre-established production company. Bangalter released this statement concerning their “creative control” after signing with Virgin; “We've got much more control than money. You can't get everything. We live in a society where money is what people want, so they can't get the control. We chose. Control is freedom. People say we're control freaks, but control is controlling your destiny without controlling other people. We're not trying to manipulate other people, just controlling what we do ourselves. Controlling what we do is being free. People should stop thinking that an artist that controls what he does is a bad thing. A lot of artists today are just victims, not having control, and they're not free. And that's pathetic. If you start being dependent on money, then money has to reach a point to fit your expenses.”
  6. 6. In January 1997, four months after signing with Virgin Records, Thomas & Guy-Manuel released Their first album under the new name of “Daft Punk” entitled “Homework” The album consisted of the final mixes of “Da Funk” and “Alive” as well as many other Unreleased demo’s the duo decided to complete during their four month writing period. And in Early 1999 came the release of “D.A.F.T – A Story about Dogs, Androids, Firemen and Tomatoes” A compolation of the music videos for “Around The World”, “Burnin’”, “Fresh”, “Da Funk” and “Revolution 909” The album was well received and was labelled responsible for bringing worldwide attention to the “french house” genre.
  7. 7. Immediately after completing their 1997 tour (entitled “Alive 1997”, Thomas & Guy-Manuel went on an indefinite hiatus without leaving any indication regarding the future of Daft Punk. The duo returned to the public in 1999 with a whole new look and style. To help keep their faces And identity a secret Thomas and Guy-Manuel chose to start wearing decorative android helmets complete with lights and real metallic trims. Two years later and the duo began work on their second album “Discovery” in 1999 which Gave away to a completely new sound for the duo, a sound which Bangalter states is heavily Influenced by his and Guy-Manuel’s childhood. “It’s less of a tribute to the music of 1975 to 1985 as an era and more about focusing on the time when we were zeo to ten years old. Where you’re a child and you don’t judge or analyze music, you just like it because you like it. You’re not concerned with whether it’s cool or not. Sometimes you might relate to just one thing in a song, such as the guitar sound. This is about the true, simple, honest relationship you have with music when you’re open to your own feelings.” Thomas Bangalter in an interview about Discovery with Remix Magazine
  8. 8. Daft Punk released “Discovery” in March 2001 after spending 2 years recording, mixing and Mastering in an unknown studio in Tokyo The album consisted of the singles “One More Time”, “Digital Love”, “Something About Us” And “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”. Along side Discovery also came the release of “Interstella 5555” an feature length animated movie created by Daft Punk and legendary Japanese animator Leiji Matsumoto. “Interstella 5555” acts as the music video(s) for each track Within “Discovery”.
  9. 9. Soon after the release of Discovery in 2001, Daft Punk went on another hiatus. But on September 13th 2004 the duo spent six weeks writing and creating new material, some of Which would be used on their next release “Human After All” No full statements about the interview were given other than; “We believe that “Human After All” speaks for itself” Thomas Bangalter & Guy-Manuel De Homem Christo The statement about the album became more clear when after the release of “Human After All” Daft Punk refused any and all interviews offered to them, they implied that using forms of media would run contrary to the album.
  10. 10. Daft Punk released their 3rd album “Human After All” in March 2005 to be met with very mixed Reviews The album consisted of the singles “Human After All”, “Technologic”, “Robot Rock” and “Prime Time of Your Life” Many critics claimed the album was repetitive and dry compared to their previous releases. After the release of “Human After All” the duo embarked on their second tour in 2006 up until late 2007 after which they released a live album entitled “Alive 2007” As well as releasing “Human After All” and “Alive 2007”, Guy Manuel and Thomas also released The feature length film “Electroma” which they directed and produced.
  11. 11. After a grueling 2 year tour Daft Punk returned to their hometown of Paris, France in 2008 To write and produce new material, after 11 years together Pedro Winter the duos manager Stepped down to work on his own independent record label. The duo received their first Grammy award in 2009 for their live rendition of their single “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” from the “Alive” album. Later in the year Daft Punk where also featured in the video game “DJ Hero”, appearing as playable characters and also supplying their own remixes of “Around The World”, “Robot Rock”, “Television Rules The Nation” and a 8 minute “megamix” for the game. It was announced in 2009 that Daft Punk would be supplying a 24 track soundtrack for the Film “TRON:Legacy”. The duo also composed the score and even made a cameo in the Movie. In 2010 Thomas Bangalter & Guy-Manuel De-Homem Christo where awarded the title of “Chevalier” by the order of France (French equivalent of a Knighthood).
  12. 12. After the success of TRON:Legacy, Thomas & Guy-Manuel when on yet another 4 year hiatus during which the two had absolutely no contact with the media, during their hiatus the two continued to write and record material, some of which would soon become the basis for their next album. On the 26th February 2013 the duo posted photo labeled “Columbia” to their facebook page, It was later announced that Daft Punk had left Virgin and signed with Sony Music’s Columbia Records label. Daft Punk also released a 15-second teaser of their next single “Get Lucky” on the Saturday Night Live show. In April 2013 Daft Punk revealed that the new album would include collaborations with; -Nile Rodgers -Giorgio Morder -Pharrell Williams -Todd Edwards -Paul Williams -Jason Beck (a.k.a Chilly Gonzales) -Julian Casablancas -Noah Lennox (a.k.a Panda Bear)
  13. 13. 7 Years after the release of “Human After All” Daft Punk released their newest album entitled “Random Access Memories” on 17th May 2013. Recorded though out 2008 all the way up to 2012 in five different studios, the duo decided to record live instrumentation as apposed to their older albums which were heavy in synthesizers, Samples and other programmed instruments, also the use of 70’s-80’s analog recording Equipment (such as microphones, mixing desks, monitors and other units) where used to achieve What collaborator Todd Edwards called “The “West Cost” vibe of the 70’s” The album was met with mass critical acclaim as of the day of its release, and has gone to Number one in over 20 countries.
  14. 14. 1997 Daft Punk’s debut album “Homework” was at the time considered the peak of the “French House” genre Daft Punk’s hit “Around the World” reached mass critical acclaim, known for its heavy 4-to-the-floor drums, melodic bass line and repetitive vocal loop.
  15. 15. 2001 Four years after the release of Homework, Thomas & Guy-Manuel not only decided to take a change of appearance but also more funky spin on “synthpop” which came as a surprise for their fans With a “Supertramp” esque vibe, Daft Punk released the singles “One More Time”, “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” and the hit “Digital Love” appearence
  16. 16. 2005 After another four year disappearance, Daft Punk released their 3rdalbum “Human After All” which took a somewhat darker tone than the previous albums. Songs such as “Prime Time of Your Life”, “Human After All”and “Technologic” give of a more modern EDM vibe from the due.
  17. 17. 2013 Most recently, Daft Punk have collaboratedwith the likes of Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams, Paul Williams and Giorgio Morder to write andcreate their new album “Random Access Memories” “Random Access Memories” takes a lot of their “electronic” roots away, with live instrumentation recordings and the utilizing of older recording equipment and techniques. The album features the single “Get Lucky”as well as “Lose Yourself To Dance”, “Give Life Back To Music” and “Fragments of Time”