The Daft Punk Handbook - Everything You Need to Know about Daft Punk

The Daft Punk Handbook - Everything You Need to Know about Daft Punk

by Emily Smith




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. The group was 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 its critically acclaimed debut album Homework in 1997. The 2001 release of Discovery was even more successful, driven by the club singles "One More Time", "Digital Love", and "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger".
In March 2005, the duo released the album Human After All to mixed reviews. However, the singles "Robot Rock" and "Technologic" achieved success in the United Kingdom. Daft Punk toured throughout 2006 and 2007 and released the live album Alive 2007, which won a Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album. The duo composed the score of the film Tron: Legacy and in 2010 released the soundtrack album of the film. In January 2013, Daft Punk left EMI Records for Sony Music Entertainment's subsidiary label Columbia to release its next album, Random Access Memories, on 21 May 2013.
Daft Punk is noted for its elaborate live shows, in which visual elements and effects are incorporated with the music. The group is known for its emphasis on visual and story components associated with their musical productions. Daft Punk is also known for its use of disguises, particularly the ornate robot costumes, while in public and/or performing.

This book is your ultimate resource for Daft Punk. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more.

In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Daft Punk's Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: Contents, Daft Punk, 1997 in music, 1998 BRIT Awards, 2002 BRIT Awards, Aerodynamic (song), Alive 1997, Alive 2006/2007, Alive 2007, Aphex Twin, Around the World (Daft Punk song), Beef or Chicken?, Burnin' (Daft Punk song), Chic (band), Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Crydamoure, D.A.F.T.: A Story About Dogs, Androids, Firemen and Tomatoes, DJ Hero, Da Funk, Daft Club, Daft Punk's Electroma, Daft Punk Is Playing at My House, Daft Punk discography, Darlin' (band), Derezzed, Digital Love, Discipline (Janet Jackson album), Discovery (Daft Punk album), Duophonic Records, Face to Face (Daft Punk song), Fearless (Jazmine Sullivan album), France, French house, Giorgio Moroder, Graduation (album), Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording, Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance...and more pages!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781488502330
Publisher: Emereo Pty Ltd
Publication date: 04/19/2013
Pages: 614
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 1.24(d)

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