20 Things You Didn’t Know About Daft Punk
Get lucky is officially tied along with Blurred Lines as the summer jam of 2013, but Daft Punk is not just a one hit wonder type of crew. They’ve got a long history of great success and even better music. So to get you behind the men in masks, here are 20 Things You Don’t Know About Daft Punk.
20 Things You Didn't Know About Daft Punk
Thomas and Guy-Man met at school when they were both 12 years-old. Daft Punk have not allowed their faces to be photographed since May 1996. They made a surprise appearance at the Grammys in 2008. The duo appeared with Kanye West to perform a reworked version of ‘Stronger’, making the first televised live In 2003, the band created a feature length animated film called 'Interstella 5555: In 2006, Daft Punk made a movie called 'Electroma' about two robots and their attempt to become human. David Bowie once personally called their studio to ask them to remix one of his songs. Melody Maker’s review of their first band Darlin’ gave them their name. It described their song ‘Cindy, So Loud’ as “a daft punky thrash.” The band have worked repeatedly with the director Spike Jonze. They were in a GAP ad. Prior to the formation of Daft Punk, Guy-Manuel and Thomas were two of three members of another band called Darlin’. Daft Punk held a small rave on set of Tron: Legacy one night when a camera went down on set. The Discovery era helmets are said to have cost $65,000 to produce. They also appeared in a big budget Adidas advert alongside the likes of David Beckham and Snoop Dogg, set in the Mos Eisley cantina from Star Wars. Daft Punk made a surprise guest appearance during the encore of Phoenix’s 20 October 2010 show at Madison Square Garden. Daft Hands’, a fan-made video set to ‘Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger’, has been viewed over 57 million times. Random Access Memories was Daft Punk's most successful album to date They started their own Daft Club in 2001, designed to be a cross between an internet portal, a supermarket loyalty card and a download site. Before they invested in their robot helmets, Daft Punk would wear ordinary masks for photo shoots. All of Daft Punk’s most recent outfits have been designed by Hedi Slimane of fashion label Saint Laurent
Daft Punk’s latest album ‘Random Access Memories’ is 74 minutes long, the same length as a standard CD album.