Daft Punk assumed their reign over the French electronic scene shortly after the appearance of their second single "Da Funk" in 1995, making mere subjects of such high-profile names as Motorbass, Air and Dimitri from Paris. Transforming a heritage of early Acid House, Detroit Techno, Indie Rock and hip-hop into a flawless progressive electronica sound that made loyal followers of both staunch rock crowds and Techno fiends alike, the collaboration of Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo and Thomas Bangalter triggered a deluge of critical praise. Heavy funk-fortified House beats lumber confidently at a mid-tempo hip-hop pace, weighed down with metallic murmurs, shrill electronic squeals, and catchy vocodered vocal hooks. With a style that shifts without warning from the hard end of dance music to the easier side of the spectrum and takes care to steer clear of cliches and overwrought themes, Daft Punk is the model for crossover electronic music.
Daft Punk Concert Films
Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem
Runtime: 1 hr 5 minInterstella 5555 is the animated musical based on Daft Punk's landmark album Discovery, which sold over 3.2 million worldwide. This film is the continuation of Daft Punk's video collaboration with the world famous Leiji Matsumoto, considered the living god of Japanese animation. It includes the songs "One More Time", "Harder Better Faster Stronger," "Aerodynamic", and "Digital Love".
Daft Punk Top Tracks
The Wildlife Festival 2015
Runtime: 20 minThe English electronic music duo Disclosure are taking over the stage at the Wildlife Festival. This live performance shows beyond doubt the music diversity that got the duo a nomination for Best Dance/Electronica Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards.
Meowingtons Hax: Live from Toronto
Runtime: 1 hr 54 minCaptured during the final stop of deadmau5’ record-breaking Meowingtons Hax Tour takes you into the heart of the action with one of electronic music’s biggest stars! Experience deadmau5 like never before, packing Toronto’s Rogers Centre with nearly 20,000 screaming fans! Full of record breaking performances, deadmau5’ Meowingtons Hax Tour made historic stops at Lollapalooza (where he co-headlined with Foo Fighters), NYC’s Roseland Ballroom (where he played 6 consecutive sold out nights) and LA’s Hollywood Palladium (where he played 4 consecutive sold out nights). SPIN had this to say about his Lollapalooza performance: “The level of spectacle that the Canadian electronic musician/producer commands is not just beyond any other electronic act, it's beyond any other act period” ‘Meowingtons Hax 2k11 TORONTO,’ brings you mind-blowing visuals, some of his biggest hits, live performances, and previously unreleased tracks.
Eating Sleeping Waiting and Playing
Runtime: 1 hrFrench jazz/pop/electronica duo Air has become one of the most innovative acts in contemporary music since the release of their debut album in 1998. Directed by Mike Mills, this documentary follows the band members Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel during tour stops in New York, London, and Paris.