Daft Punk reveal the men behind the robots in rare documentary footage [Watch]

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Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo are better known as the robotic dance duo Daft Punk, who more or less played a role in dance music’s permanent explosion into the main stream psyche. A popular question by fans about the enigmatic characters, however, is who they are beyond their futuristic personas. Luckily, a brand new French documentary titled Les débuts des Daft Punk – Daft Punk Unchained can shed a little light on this much-discussed topic.

Much time has passed since an image of a de-masked Daft Punk have been revealed — 22 years, to be exact. They’ve done such a good job at remaining in complete anonymity, according to the documentary, that they can even take the Parisian metro with zero fans coming up to ask for photographs. However, Daft Punk Unchained, has happened upon a rare cameo of Thomas Bangalter from a Quentin Dupieux film that came out in 2015, where the musician can be seen sitting in a waiting room reading the newspaper.

While not particularly fascinating, this rare glimpse is certainly enough to have Daft Punk followers clamoring to view the short cameo and get a better glimpse of who Daft Punk really are. Ultimately, however, they mysterious outfit has once again succeeded in generating an unimaginable amount of hype without even trying  — a classic skill, indeed.

 

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Watch Pharrell join Stevie Wonder’s Daft Punk cover at Global Citizen

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Game recognize game.

This past weekend Global Citizen fest commenced in New York’s Central Park, drawing nearly 60,000 attendees all focused on advancing the political discourse around global human rights. Led by a lineup of major starpower that included Big Sean, The Chainsmokers, Alessia Cara, and The Killers among others in 2017, the festival has paired some of the top names in contemporary music together since it’s establishment in 2012. This year’s event brought Pharrell Williams and Stevie Wonder together on stage for a welcomed follow up to their 2014 Grammys performance, paying homage to Daft Punk with a funky live rendition of the Robots’ comeback hit “Get Lucky.”

The pair had previously performed the track together with the French duo, though for their Global Citizens reunion, Pharrell accompanied Wonder on an extended medley of tunes that included Pharrell‘s “Happy” and Wonder’s 1972 hit “Superstition.” Stevie Wonder‘s Global Citizen’s performance was not complete without a message of his own too, as he took a knee in solidarity with any of the athletes who’s peaceful protests took the same form over the weekend.

Protests aside, watching these legends pay tribute to Daft Punk in Central Park made for a top highlight at the end of this year’s summer festival circuit.

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Watch Parcels Make Their TV Debut On Conan

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Earlier this year, Berlin-via-Australia band Parcels released “Overnight,” a song that was produced and co-written by none other than Daft Punk. Last night, they made their US late-night television debut by bringing the song to Conan, and you can watch them perform it below. More »

Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel Produces Track for Charlotte Gainsbourg

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Although fans may still be disappointed that Daft Punk never announced another tour for the decade, Alive 2017, at least fans can still sleep well at night knowing that both robots have been integral members in the music industry. Their collaborations with The Weeknd, “Starboy” and “Feel It Coming,” were both huge hits, and Daft

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A Daft Punk Tribute Act is Recreating and Bringing Back the Iconic Pyramid Stage

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Daft as Punk are bringing their ‘A’ game by recreating the iconic Pyramid stage at their next performance this October in Dublin!

Daft Punk tribute group plans to recreate 2007 Alive tour pyramid stage

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Ten years after from Daft Punk‘s Grammy-winning Alive tour, DP tribute group Daft as Punk plans to revive it.

For the last seven years, the Irish duo has been performing iconic Daft Punk songs behind their replicated masks and growing in popularity across the globe. Last week, Daft As Punk announced that they’d be paying homage to the masked duo’s memorable Alive tour pyramid stage with a recreation of their own. The replica will be the focal point of the duo’s performance in Dublin on Oct. 20. Though early bird tickets are sold out, advance tickets are still available for the show at The Button Factory.

Though the duo has said construction of the pyramid stage is costing them “an arm and a f**kin’ leg,” they have faith it will contribute to legendary gigs for years to come.


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Rumored Daft Punk Gig Turns Out To Be Another Prank

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On April 1st, Mixmag shared that Daft Punk was going to do a 25-stop tour. Even though most people caught onto the April Fool’s joke, many people believed the news until we of course had to debunk the story. This past week, rumors began to spread of a surprise Daft Punk show in Los Angeles

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One Of The First Ever Daft Punk Remixes Is Getting An Official Remaster On Vinyl

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Make room in your vinyl collection for this one.

Giorgio Moroder to celebrate 40 years of ‘I Feel Love’ with Brooklyn bash

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In July of 1977 Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, and Pete Bellotte collaborated on a track that would forever alter the landscape of dance music. The fruit of their labor was “I Feel Love,” an undeniable number known as the first disco hit, “entirely produced with a synthesizer.”

In recognition of that seminal moment in dance music history, Brooklyn’s Schimanski nightclub will honor the fortieth anniversary of “I Feel Love” with an appearance from Moroder himself on July 27th. Hosted by MixmagCasablanca Records, and the Smirnoff Sound Collective, the event will toe the boundary of the past and present in an intimate atmosphere. Best yet, the event is free to attend with an RSVP. Those present for last year’s festivities can attest, it’s sure to be an incredible time.

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With lyrics radiating sentiments of inclusivity and acceptance, the track proved to be a sensation in dance culture and revolutionary from a production standpoint.

The iconic track became a key influencer in music production with its synth work and Moroder could be found at the mast of music production after his debut on Casablanca Records, From Here To Eternity—a record that would be instrumental in the conceptualization of house music not long thereafter. Since that debut, Moroder has garnered four Grammys and three Academy Awards for his work.

In the 21st century, Moroder is experiencing a renaissance that has taken his legendary profile to new heights. Recent highlights include a high profile collaboration on Daft Punk‘s celebrated 2013 album Random Access Memories and the release of yet another album in 2015—Déjà Vu which charted #1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Albums Chart.

In recognition of his astounding career, Brooklyn’s Schimanski nightclub will honor the fortieth anniversary of “I Feel Love” with an appearance from Moroder himself on July 27th. Hosted by Mixmag, Casablanca Records, and the Smirnoff Sound Collective, the event will toe the boundary of the past and present in an intimate atmosphere. Those present for last year’s festivities can attest, it’s sure to be an incredible time.

Fans can RSVP for the I Feel Love anniversary event here.

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This Classic Daft Punk Remix Will Be Remastered and Rereleased This Year

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Earlier this year, Rob Small Mastering shared the news that he had the pleasure of mastering something very special by Daft Punk. Many fans including ourselves figured that Daft Punk would be officially releasing a new song in the coming year, however this isn’t the case. Today (July 25th), Rob Small revealed that he was

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