Thomas Bangalter

Real Name:
Thomas Bangalter
Born in 1975. Part of the duo Daft Punk, producer and writer. Son of Daniel Bangalter AKA Daniel Vangarde, who composed D.I.S.C.O. for Ottawan.
After the experience of Darlin' and before the Daft Punk phenomenon, Thomas Bangalter released the two famous EPs 'Trax On Da Rocks', a composite of various samples set to funky House and Techno beats.

He released 'Music Sounds Better With You' on his own label Roulé as part of Stardust as well as his remix for "Rock Shock" by Roy Davis Jr..

In 1998, his track 'Gym Tonic' was the center of controversy as Bob Sinclar included it on his album "Paradise" without the consent of Bangalter. This resulted in a lawsuit from fitness guru and actress Jane Fonda, whose voice had been illegally sampled on the record.

A very 'anonymous' person, Bangalter nontheless has given a few interviews in and out of the Daft Punk phenomenon. Although a lot of people credit him for the invention of 'filtered house', he has cited Carl Craig AKA Paperclip People ("Throw") and Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez as precursors of the style.
It must also be noted that outside Daft Punk, Bangalter stopped his DJing career due to ear problems.

Bangalter is married to French actress Elodie Bouchez with whom he has two sons: Tara-Jay (born 2002) and Roxan (born 2008).
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ROULE CD 01, 90705-2 Thomas Bangalter - Irréversible album art Thomas Bangalter Irréversible (Album) Roulé, Thrive Records ROULE CD 01, 90705-2 US 2002 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Roulé 301 Thomas Bangalter - Trax On Da Rocks album art Thomas Bangalter Trax On Da Rocks Roulé Roulé 301 France 1995 Sell This Version
Roulé 302 Thomas Bangalter - Spinal Scratch album art Thomas Bangalter Spinal Scratch Roulé Roulé 302 France 1996 Sell This Version
Roulé 306 Thomas Bangalter - Trax On Da Rocks Vol. 2 album art Thomas Bangalter Trax On Da Rocks Vol. 2 Roulé Roulé 306 France 1998 Sell This Version
none Thomas Bangalter - Colossus / Origami album art Thomas Bangalter / Wastepaper Thomas Bangalter / Wastepaper - Colossus / Origami(Acetate, 12") Porky's Mastering none UK 1998 Sell This Version
TOGETHER Thomas Bangalter - Together album art Together (2) / DJ Falcon & Thomas Bangalter Together (2) / DJ Falcon & Thomas Bangalter - Together(12", S/Sided) Roulé TOGETHER France 2000 Sell This Version
SAMPMS 11317 Thomas Bangalter - 113 Fout La Merde ! album art 113 Vs Thomas Bangalter 113 Vs Thomas Bangalter - 113 Fout La Merde ! Small SAMPMS 11317 France 2002 Sell This Version
Roulé 309 Thomas Bangalter - Outrage album art Thomas Bangalter Outrage(12") Roulé Roulé 309 France 2003 Sell This Version
none Thomas Bangalter - So Much Love To Give album art Thomas Bangalter & DJ Falcon Thomas Bangalter & DJ Falcon - So Much Love To Give(CD, Single, Promo) UK Radioplay Records none Unknown Sell This Version

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April 9, 2021
So, we can now estimate than the first post-DP productions from Thomas were Arcade Fire and -M-.. Let's see what's the future has for us regarding Thomas' work, can't wait !


February 22, 2021
Thank you Thomas Bangalter, the greatest of all time of Daft Punk


November 14, 2015
Wish he could do some Roulé stuff again..


October 10, 2011
edited over 11 years ago
"Thomas Bangalter – Trax On Da Rocks" and "Trax On Da Rocks Vol. 2" - always in my head!!! ;)


December 19, 2009
What amazes me is that Bangalter was only born in 1975. When Daft Punk blew up in the mid-90's, he was only 20 years old, yet he was producing music that showed maturity far greater than his age. Incredible!

The best of the best. Can't wait to hear the Tron soundtrack and future melodies.


June 1, 2001
edited over 21 years ago
Thomas Bangalter is one of the best contempary house producers. He is one half of Daft Punk and also produces tracks unders numerous alias'. He was partly responsible for bringing us 1998's Summer hit and exqusite soundz of Stardust 'Music Sounds Better with You'. Daft Punks debut album in 1997 'Homework' sold 2 million copies worldwide. Their eagily anticipated second album released on 12th March 2001 has for me....broke all boudaries of house music. Unique, fresh and Pumpin is Bangalter.

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