Musicians: Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
Nationality: French (Paris)
Style: Filtred House, Disco House, Electro Rock, Techno
Label: EMI, Virgin Records, Walt Disney Records
Interviewer: DaftSide aka Ludovic Carminati & Futuria aka Rene Bibollet-Ruche
Designer: Pixel Hunter
Daft Punk are an electronic music duo consisting of French musicians Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (born February 8, 1974) and Thomas Bangalter (born January 3, 1975). 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 is also credited with producing songs that are considered essential in the French house scene. They were 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 strongly influenced by groups such as 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, and released their critically acclaimed debut album Homework in 1997. The 2001 release Discovery was even more successful, driven by the club singles « One More Time », « Digital Love » and « Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger ». … AND MORE
A big THANKS to Pedro Winter (ex Manager), Thomas Bangalter & Guy Manuel De Homem Christo for the invitation in this mythical place in Cannes. Thanks too to DAFT PUNK for their involvement in the answers. Of course, THX to Futuria for his support & DeathKillaz for the translation.