About Daft Punk
Daft Punk weren't even registered on the site until April 2013, but after recent collaborations with Pharrell Williams and Kanye West, they've certainly earned it. Since their beginnings in the early 90s, the GRAMMY-award-winning "French House" duo have released four studio albums, three remix albums, two live albums, two compilations and a soundtrack. They're perhaps best known for their debut album Homework, which spawned the instantly recognizable single "Around The World", which Kanye later samples to create his own single, "Stronger". Most recently, as far as our reportage goes, they released their new album Random Access Memories (2013), appeared on the cover of VIBE with Pharrell and contributed to Kanye's 2013 album Yeezus. Also, they'll be performing with Pharrell and Stevie Wonder at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Stay tuned, y'all.
- Members Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter met while studying at France's Lycée Carnot secondary school in 1987.
- They intended to have only 50,000 copies of their Homework album printed. It went on to become one of their greatest successes.
- Daft Punk refused will.i.am permission to sample their hit single "Around the World".
- Their third studio album Human After All was inspired by George Orwell's 1984.
- They funded the recording of their 2013 album Random Access Memories themselves.