Daft Punk (pronounced in English: ), is a French electronic music group, originally from Paris. Composed of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, the group has been active since 1993, and participates in the creation and democratization of the electronic music movement called french touch. They are among the best-selling French artists abroad, since the release of their first real success, Da Funk in 1996 One of the originalities of Daft Punk is the culture of their notoriety of independent and faceless artists, always wearing in public helmets and costumes. They are inspired by this point in Brian De Palma's Phantom of the Paradise .
Daft Punk releases his first album entitled Homework in 1997. Their second album, released in 2001, is called Discovery . It includes successes such as One More Time , Digital Love and Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger . The duo also composed the soundtrack of the movie Tron: The Legacy. In 2013, Daft Punk leaves EMI Records to sign with the Columbia Records label and release an album entitled "Random Access Memories" which is a major international success and five Grammy Awards including the best album of the year.
The meeting of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo took place in 1987 at Lycée Carnot in Paris>. In 1991, the two men founded with Laurent Brancowitz, future guitarist of the group Phoenix, a rock band named Darlin ', in tribute to the song of the Beach Boys>.
They record their first single of the same name, Darlin ' on the English independent label Duophonic. This single contains two titles: Darlin 'and Cindy so Loud. The success is not at the rendezvous, the title sells for a thousand copies, and the band has almost no impact on the French scene. In May 1993, a review of the British magazine Melody Maker qualifies the band's music as "daft punky trash">, literally "punk idiot">.