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Evolving from French house pioneers in the '90s to 2000s tastemakers to mainstream successes in the 2010s, Daft Punk remained one of dance music's most influential and iconic acts. The combined talents of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, the Parisian duo quickly won acclaim for their unique blend of first-wave acid house and techno with pop, indie rock, and hip-hop. One of the pair's first projects together was Darling, an instrumental indie cover band; their current recording name derives from a review in U.K. music weekly Melody Maker of a compilation tape Darling were featured on, released by Krautrock revivalists Stereolab (their lo-fi D.I.Y. cover of a Beach Boys song was derided as "daft punk"). Subsequently ditching the almost inevitable creative cul-de-sac of rock for the more appealing rush of the dancefloor, the pair released their debut single, "The New Wave," in 1993 on the celebrated Soma label. Instantly hailed by the dance music press as the work of a new breed of house innovators, the single was followed by "Da Funk," the band's first true hit (the record sold 30,000 copies worldwide and saw thorough rinsings by everyone from Kris Needs to the Chemical Brothers). Although the group had only released a trio of singles ("The New Wave" and "Da Funk," as well as the 1996 limited pressing of "Musique"), in early 1996 Daft Punk were the subject of a minor bidding war. The group eventually signed with Virgin, with its first long-player, Homework, appearing early the following year (a brief preview of the album, "Musique," was also featured on the Virgin compilation Wipeout XL next to tracks from Photek, Future Sound of London, the Chemical Brothers, and Source Direct). As with the earlier singles, the group's sound is a brazen, dancefloor-oriented blend of progressive house, funk, electro, and techno, with sprinklings of hip-hop-styled breakbeats and excessive, crowd-firing samples similar to other anthemic dance-fusion acts such as the Chemical Brothers and Monkey Mafia. In addition to his role in Daft Punk, Bangalter operates the Roulé label and has recorded under his own name (the underground smash "Trax on da Rocks") as well as Stardust (the huge club/commercial hit "Music Sounds Better with You"). After four long years of fans eagerly awaiting a follow-up to their brilliant debut, Daft Punk finally issued Discovery in March 2001. The live record Alive 1997 followed at the end of the year, and a by-now predictable four-year wait preceded the release of Human After All in early 2005. One year later, Daft Punk released a compilation, Musique, Vol. 1: 1993-2005, and in 2007 their second live record, Alive 2007, arrived. The album and its single "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" won Grammy Awards early in 2009; shortly after, it was announced that the duo would compose the soundtrack to Tron: Legacy, the sequel to the 1982 classic sci-fi film Tron. Daft Punk's music for the movie was released in November 2010, shortly before the film -- which featured the group in a cameo -- arrived in theaters. Early in 2013, Daft Punk announced that they planned to have a new album released by May of that year. That March, the duo announced the album's title, Random Access Memories, and launched an extensive press campaign that featured snippets of the album's lead single, "Get Lucky," and interviews with some of their collaborators, who included Nile Rodgers, Paul Williams, Giorgio Moroder, and Panda Bear. The single was officially released in April, and Random Access Memories arrived in May. The album became one of Daft Punk's biggest successes, ultimately winning Grammy Awards for Best Dance/Electronica Album, Album of the Year, and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical; "Get Lucky" earned Grammys for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Record of the Year. In 2014, the duo appeared on Pharrell's album G I R L and collaborated with Jay-Z on the song "Computerized." ~ Sean Cooper
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Albums by
Daft Punk

    13 songs

    On Air

    Random Access Memories

    10 songs

    On Air

    Human After All

    14 songs

    On Air

    Daft Club

    14 songs

    On Air

    Discovery

    16 songs

    On Air

    Homework

    5 songs

    On Air

    Technologic [EP]

    5 songs

    On Air

    Something About Us

    22 songs

    On Air

    Tron: Legacy

    4 songs

    On Air

    Revolution 909

    3 songs

    On Air

    Da Funk

    1 song

    On Air

    Derezzed

    1 song

    On Air

    Get Lucky

    1 song

    On Air

    Get Lucky

    1 song

    On Air

    Aerodynamic

    1 song

    On Air

    Harder Better Faster Stronger

    1 song

    On Air

    Robot Rock

    1 song

    On Air

    Face to Face

    4 songs

    On Air

    Harder Better Faster Stronger [CD]

    2 songs

    On Air

    Harder Better Faster Stronger

    2 songs

    On Air

    Aerodynamic

    3 songs

    On Air

    Digital Love

    3 songs

    On Air

    One More Time

    1 song

    On Air

    One More Time

    4 songs

    On Air

    Burnin'

    15 songs

    On Air

    Musique, Vol. 1

    15 songs

    On Air

    TRON: Legacy Reconfigured

    13 songs

    On Air

    Alive 2007

    11 songs

    On Air

    Human After All

    1 song

    On Air

    Derezzed

    2 songs

    On Air

    Technologic [UK CD #1]

    2 songs

    On Air

    Prime Time of Your Life [2 Tracks]

    1 song

    On Air

    Robot Rock [1 Track]

    11 songs

    On Air

    Daft Club

    23 songs

    On Air

    Interstella 5555 [Video]

    19 songs

    On Air

    Daft Club

    4 songs

    On Air

    harder better faster stronger

    1 song

    On Air

    Human After All [Single]

    2 songs

    On Air

    Harder Better Faster Stronger [Alive 2007]

    1 song

    On Air

    Harder Better Faster Stronger [Alive Radio Edit 2007]

    1 song

    On Air

    Burnin'

    1 song

    On Air

    Digital Love

    1 song

    On Air

    Something About Us

    1 song

    On Air

    Too Long

    1 song

    On Air

    Veridis Quo

    1 song

    On Air

    Phoenix [Basement Jaxx Remix]

    1 song

    On Air

    Around the World

    29 songs

    On Air

    Tron: Legacy [LP] [Bonus Tracks]

    29 songs

    On Air

    Tron: Legacy

    12 songs

    On Air

    Alive 2007 [LP]

    5 songs

    On Air

    John Bush [LP]

    21 songs

    On Air

    Alive 1997/Alive 2007

    1 song

    On Air

    Alive 1997


Top Songs by
Daft Punk

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Get Lucky
  3.   One More Time
  4.   Around the World
  5.   Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
  6.   Da Funk
  7.   Lose Yourself to Dance
  8.   Technologic
  9.   Something About Us
  10.   Digital Love
  11.   Doin' It Right
  12.   Veridis Quo
  13.   Instant Crush
  14.   Aerodynamic
  15.   The Game of Love
  16.   Face to Face
  17.   Robot Rock
  18.   Human After All
  19.   Voyager
  20.   Fresh
  21.   Derezzed
  22.   Revolution 909
  23.   Around the World/Harder Better Faster Stronger
  24.   Give Life Back to Music
  25.   Television Rules the Nation
  26.   The Game Has Changed
  27.   Solar Sailer by Pretty Lights
  28.   One More Time/Aerodynamic
  29.   Alive
  30.   Musique
  31.   Make Love
  32.   Fragments of Time
  33.   High Fidelity
  34.   High Life
  35.   Nightvision
  36.   End of Line
  37.   Rinzler
  38.   Superheroes
  39.   Tron Legacy (End Titles)
  40.   Giorgio by Moroder
  41.   The Grid
  42.   Touch It/Technologic
  43.   Television Rules the Nation/Crescendolls
  44.   Beyond
  45.   C.L.U.
  46.   Aerodynamic Beats/Forget About the World
  47.   Crescendolls
  48.   Derezzed
  49.   Superheroes/Human After All/Rock'n Roll
  50.   Robot Rock/Oh Yeah
  51.   Too Long
  52.   The Son of Flynn by Ki: Theory
  53.   Flynn Lives
  54.   Arrival
  55.   Prime Time of Your Life/Brainwasher/Rollin' and Scratchin'/Alive
  56.   Emotion
  57.   Aerodynamite
  58.   Short Circuit
  59.   Drive
  60.   Overture
  61.   Nocturne
  62.   Fall
  63.   Arena
  64.   Human After All/Together/One More Time (Reprise)/Music Sounds Better With You by Stardust
  65.   Face to Face/Short Circuit
  66.   Funk Ad
  67.   Outlands
  68.   Finale
  69.   Armory
  70.   Adagio for Tron
  71.   Burnin'/Too Long
  72.   The Prime Time of Your Life
  73.   Burnin'
  74.   Touch
  75.   Within
  76.   Recognizer
  77.   Da Funk/Daftendirekt
  78.   Daftendirekt
  79.   Digital Dub
  80.   Contact
  81.   Motherboard
  82.   Too Long/Steam Machine
  83.   Mothership Reconnection featuring Parliament
  84.   On/Off
  85.   Ouverture
  86.   Indo Silver Club
  87.   Rock'n Roll
  88.   Rollin' & Scratchin'
  89.   WDPK 83.7 FM
  90.   Disc Wars
  91.   The Brainwasher
  92.   Steam Machine
  93.   Phoenix
  94.   Teachers
  95.   Encom, Pt. 2 by Com Truise
  96.   Rectifier
  97.   Faster, Better, Harder, Stronger
  98.   Oh Yeah
  99.   [Untitled Track]
  100.   Indo Silver Club, Pt. 1
  101.   Chord Memory by Ian Pooley
  102.   Forget About the World
  103.   Mothership Reconnection featuring Funkadelic
  104.   Aerodynamic Beats/Gabrielle, Forget About the World
  105.   Da Funk/Dadftendirekt
  106.   Human After All/Together/One More Time (Reprise)/Music Sounds Better wi featuring DJ Falcon
  107.   Gabrielle-Forget About the World
  108.   Ian Pooley-Chord Memory
  109.   Scott Grooves-Mothership Reconnection
  110.   [CD-ROM Track]
  111.   Indo Silver Club, Pt. 1
  112.   Chord Memory
  113.   Castor
  114.   Encom
  115.   Enhanced Content
  116.   Interstella 5555