Daft Punk

Daft Punk

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Daft Punk is a French electronic music group. The two members are Thomas Bangalter (born January 3, 1975) and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (born February 8, 1974). Bangalter and de Homem-Christo were previously in the rock band Darlin' with Laurent Brancowitz. After Brancowitz left the group to join his brother's band, Phoenix, the remaining duo formed Daft Punk.
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Daft Punk Discography

Albums

7243 8 42609 27 Daft Punk Homework (Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin, Soma Quality Recordings, Soma Quality Recordings, Soma Quality Recordings 7243 8 42609 27 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
none Daft Punk Alive 1997 (Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin none Japan 1997 Sell This Version
TCV2940 8496064 Daft Punk Discovery (Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin TCV2940 8496064 Thailand 2001 Sell This Version
none Daft Punk Human After All (Album) Virgin, Virgin none France 2005 Sell This Version
TOCP-66721, 509995098430 5 Daft Punk = ダフト・パンク* Daft Punk = ダフト・パンク* - Alive 2007 (Album) Virgin, Virgin TOCP-66721, 509995098430 5 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
none Daft Punk TRON: Legacy (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Walt Disney Records none Europe 2010 Sell This Version
D000567202 Daft Punk TRON: Legacy (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album, Enh) Walt Disney Records D000567202 US 2010 Sell This Version
none Daft Punk TRON: Legacy Reconfigured (Album) Walt Disney Records none Canada 2011 Sell This Version
8888 371686-2 Daft Punk Random Access Memories (Album) Columbia 8888 371686-2 Argentina 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

UMM 170 PR Daft Punk The New Wave (EP) Soma Quality Recordings UMM 170 PR Italy 1994 Sell This Version
soma 25 Daft Punk Da Funk (Maxi, Single) Soma Quality Recordings soma 25 UK 1995 Sell This Version
SOMA 035 Daft Punk Indo Silver Club (Part One) Soma Quality Recordings SOMA 035 UK 1996 Sell This Version
ASW 6192 Underworld / Daft Punk Underworld / Daft Punk - Tin There / Musique(12", Smplr, Promo, Ltd) Astralwerks ASW 6192 US 1996 Sell This Version
VSCDT1649, 7243 8 94551 2 0 Daft Punk Burnin' (Single, Maxi) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin VSCDT1649, 7243 8 94551 2 0 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
S7-724381973073 Daft Punk Around The World (Single, Maxi) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin S7-724381973073 US 1996 Sell This Version
AMATO 170 Daft Punk Assault(12") Amato International AMATO 170 UK 1997 Sell This Version
JBV 376 Daft Punk / Marina Rei Daft Punk / Marina Rei - Around The World / Primavera(7", Promo) Virgin JBV 376 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 94821 4 0 Daft Punk Revolution 909 (Single, Maxi) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 94821 4 0 UK 1996 Sell This Version
VSCDT1791, 724389721126 Daft Punk One More Time (Single, Maxi) Virgin, Virgin VSCDT1791, 724389721126 UK 2000 Sell This Version
JBV 406 Lenny Kravitz / Daft Punk Lenny Kravitz / Daft Punk - Again / One More Time(7", Single, Jukebox, Promo) Virgin JBV 406 Italy 2000 Sell This Version
724389747621 Daft Punk Aerodynamic / Aerodynamite (Single) Virgin 724389747621 France 2001 Sell This Version
VISA 8629 Daft Punk Vs. Slum Village Daft Punk Vs. Slum Village - Aerodynamic (Remix) / Raise It Up Virgin France S.A. VISA 8629 France 2001 Sell This Version
VISA 6493 Daft Punk Digital Love (Single, Maxi) Virgin, Virgin VISA 6493 France 2001 Sell This Version
none Daft Punk Aerodynamite (Single) Virgin none UK 2001 Sell This Version
7243 8 97999 2 7 Daft Punk Harder Better Faster Stronger (Maxi, Single) Virgin 7243 8 97999 2 7 Europe 2001 Sell This Version

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burak.laciner.1

burak.laciner.1

August 15, 2015
Alive 2007/1997 box set is beatuiful I highly suggest you pick it up if you can
Booj1Boy

Booj1Boy

December 17, 2014
New deluxe release of Alive 1997 and Alive 2007 on vinyl coming out on the 23rd, and both will be out seperately.
danjohn

danjohn

January 4, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
To think they've only actually released 3 actual albums is pretty amazing. I have to pull a 'hipster' and happily state that I was into them way back when the track 'Musique' was just gaining popularity. Then the Da Funk video got released and everything blew up from there on.

They're definitely talented guys and even if some of their tracks reek of cheesiness, they have a free pass :-D
MichaelMC.

MichaelMC.

January 23, 2011
Daft Punk just became to one of my favourite bands as well! I remember the time - when I was under 10 Years old, or even 2 or 3 when "Around the World" was a new tune on TV. Then the time when I was about 6 or 7 years old - one more time was it again, the mainstream sound.. At this point I really liked it, but I never knew who was it! A friend of mine came up with Around the World again, just more than a year ago which was the new beginning for me! I bought "Homework" (and even "Alive 2007") then, which have been my first albums.
Then I just noticed that this sound marks an era for me. The Album "Homework" is just like a "noone could reach it"-album. It means not only listening to Da Funk or Around the World, it´s a great mixture on it. Even "Rollin'& Scrachtin'" became to one of my favourites. Allover one of the greatest things in my ears!
Then - Discovery... Much more the Mainstream sound, but still kept on the same exceptional Daft-Punk level which marks their era egain! This Album always brings back memories.
The Album "Human after All" is an exception for itself. The funny thing about it is, that this is an album where the name "daft punk" is to be taken a bit more literally :D ! Indeed, it does not really fit in the songs they made before, but now it´s "daft" Punk!
And NOW - the Tron Legacy Soundtrack. Something which is not a real exception for me. Ok, not really filled with electronic sound. But listen to the Tron-Soundtrack, and even to the orchestrated things - and then Listen to the "Irréversible"-Soundtrack by Thomas Bangalter... You will see that there are differences. But not so many which keeps it to a part of the whole Daft Punk Thing.
Daft Punk, and even the Sound of Thomas Bangalter became a part of my life! And this exceptional sound is something that we should never forget! (and we won´t!)
Apeman

Apeman

November 13, 2010
What can I say about Daft Punk? They are one of the greatest and most influential people in the world of Electronic Music. They were one of the groups that brought the French House sound to the mainstream audience without commercialising it, they were one of the first groups to use autotune before it became an overused fad and despite (until recently with the soundtrack to the next Tron Movie) haven't released a major tune since 2005 have still managed to be as popular as ever.

Without Daft Punk, we would not have the dance music of today and has influenced many artists - even Kanye West, who had a #1 hit sampling their tune, 'Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger'!

Daft Punk - you guys rock!
funkystunt

funkystunt

December 27, 2007
It's fair to say that I am into Electronic music mostly thanks to these chaps... Homework is by far the most important Electronic/House release of the '90s. Discovery and Human After All were somehow not as good as their debut but their recent live take on the 3 albums and consiquential success of the tracks from these two albums, proved that the guys are very much at top of their games (only, possibly, The Chemical Brothers can match them).

April 25, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
Daft Punk is really great. The best of the best in house and electro. I was a follower of Daft Punk after buying their Homework album. From there, I developed tastes house as I listened to songs like "Oh Yeah" and "Burnin'". The second album (Discovery) was a masterpiece, featuring a story inside the CD (called Interstella 5555: 5tory Of The 5ecret 5tar 5ystem). The remix CD later released was an excellent collection of different music styles, no doubt about it. But then everything fell as it came to Human After All.

Human After All sounded like a cheap production of music by just using drums and a bass guitar with robot vocals. No sense of disco in it what-so-ever. Many were displeased with their output, and to compensate; a Daft Punk music collection (Musique Vol.1) releasing previous tracks as well as 3 more tracks from other artists.

I worry if this may be the end of Daft Punk, because once you've reached the top, you can't stay there forever. I just hope none of this happens again. I am a devoted fan of Daft Punk, and I am not about to give it up.
Kybosh

Kybosh

November 8, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
Living legeands of house music IMHO. They could only be French, possesing the enigmatic qualities that great French artists have, allied to a single-mindedness that has seen them produce some truly great, original, seminal music. Homework got me into house, I still love the album, timeless. Devastating basslines that combined the best old school breaks of hip-hop with the techno edge and funky disco hooks that made it infectious stuff.
The quality control was obviously down the pub when Discovery came out. Aside from the obvious ELO influences the album was aimed squarely at the pop market, a dubious decision with hindsight. It contained some AMAZING tracks and was in parts as equally paradigm-shifting and groundbreaking as their debut, but it sadly contained too many schincter-clenchingly cheesy moments for my tastes..."Something About Us" has the ring of a Kenny Gee B-side to it. Whether the move into popier sounds was made from a commercial standpoint, simply the product of their creative mionds and the influences they tapped into at the time of the albums birth or merely on a whim who knows. For me, it was a brave decision.
The delay until Human After All promised great things but the album was very hit and miss IMHO. Robot Rock did just that, vintage stuff, however on the debit side Technologic laboured along with the same processed beats and filtered vocals of yore, not really anything new.

I think much of their best dancefloor orientated work has come via their remixes, too many to name, (ok then, Disco Cubizm remix and Ian Pooley track on AV8, "Rock Da Disco"???) but very few people can take a track, take what they want and then add that DP touch making it instantly a DP tune that always hits the spot...that sounds cheesy, but those that know will agree.

Also a few live gigs would be nice, I heard a rumour Bangalter had suffered ear damage hence had decreed he'd no longer DJ or perform live which would be a shame. I've only had the pleasure of seeing them twice live, once in Brum at Alive and once at Homelands where they were truly awful, theough in their defence the decks and mixer were seemingly knackered.
Only the boys themselves know what the future holds, being such mysterious, publicity shy individuals. I hope they contiunue to make music as they are personal heroes of mine, however it would be interesting to see them doing something different, maybe some hip-hop? I reckon if they had the inclination they could wipe the floor with the Neptunes and take the genre by storm.
Whatever happens, they deserve to be remembered for being able to make songs that work both in a club, in your room and on Top Of The Pops, brilliant songs, with their own flavour and with nods to the holy trinity of house (bassline, hook and vocals) but with enough originality to make them sit at the cutting-edge of the genre. Genre defining infact.
raregems

raregems

September 16, 2002
Listening to Thomas Bangalter on BBC radio 1 made me realize how special dp are. Guy and him have an amazing outlook on life and dedication to their music.

Lots of artists have that winning formula but homework and discovery show that dp have the depth and quality. It's easy to fit dp in as another house act with the "french touch" but I listen to tracks on both their labels (roule crydamoure) and their collaborations and hear the DP touch!

Oh and if your a fan but don't have their dvd yet, buy it!
behemoth

behemoth

May 15, 2002
Homework is a brilliant album that gave standard house a good healthy kick up the arse.
But sadly, eveything since that has been pants (apart from the excellent "Take Me Harder" bootleg with Daft Punk's "Harder, Better, Stronger, Faster" welded onto "Take Me With You" by Cosmos). Shame.

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