‘Robot Rock’ group Daft Punk has been bringing ‘Da Funk’ to the electronic music scene since their debut in 1993. The French music duo consists of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, who combined forces and worked ‘Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger’ to become one of the first electronic-based musical acts to break through to the mainstream. After topping the charts with hits like 'Around the World' and 'One More Time,' Daft Punk was recruited to compose the score for the Disney film 'TRON: Legacy,' for which they combined drum machines and synthesizers with orchestral arrangements to create pure bliss. Their newest album, 2013's disco-inspired 'Random Access Memories,' has been met with mixed reviews from critics and fans alike for its experimental nature and deviation from Daft Punk's typical sound. It seems to be a love-it-or-hate-it type of album, but many still applaud Daft Punk for having the guts to explore new sounds and grow as techno artists.
Daft Punk is an electronic music duo consisting of French musicians Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (born 8 February 1974) and Thomas Bangalter (born 3 January 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 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, releasing their critically acclaimed debut album Homework in 1997.
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