When it comes to pure house music, there may be no bigger name that the French duo Daft Punk. Known for their dance anthems and elaborate stage performance, Daft Punk is something of a legend, not only in the electronic dance music scene but throughout the music industry.
Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo met on the grounds of their lycée in Paris in 1987.
While there was some buzz about Daft Punk in the mid-nineties, it wasn’t until the 1997 release of their debut album Homework that the duo became worldwide sensations, with the single “Around the World” rocketing them to fame. In 2001, Discovery was released, and songs like “One More Time”, “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”, and “Digital Love” solidified Daft Punk’s reputation. Over the course of the next several years, the duo put out a number of studio and live recordings, rose from No. 78 to No. 28 on the DJ Magazine Top 100 DJs Poll, and composed the soundtrack to the film Tron: Legacy. In 2010, Daft Punk was admitted into the prestigious Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France, and each member of the duo was individually deemed a Chevalier, or knight. In 2012, they were ranked No. 2 on the Mixmag list of the Greatest Dance Acts of All Time.
Daft Punk’s most recent single, “Get Lucky”, has been nothing more than a smash hit, remaining the UK’s No. 1 single for four weeks.