The year is 1987, the city: Paris. Two thirteen year old boys bump into each other and quickly form a strong friendship. Fast Forward 5 years and you see Thomas Bangaltar along with Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Laurent Brancowitz playing in a Guitar-based band, named after The Beach Boys song ‘Darlin’. After one particular show in 1992, a critic referred to their music as “a bunch of Daft Punk”. While Laurent was put-off by this statement and left the group for other musical ventures, Thomas & Guy-Manuel began experimentation with synths and drum patterns under this back-handed moniker. With an initial release in 1993, it wasn’t until four years later that the French Duo released their debut Album, Homework. Widely considered one of the most influential dance albums of the 90′s, which included the infamous ‘Around the World’ single, along with ‘Da Funk’ and ‘Alive’. For those of you who’ve seen these two live only in recent years might be taken aback by what their first few live shows sounded like.
Continue reading to get Punky… ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ This first set is from The Arches Festival in 1997. Check it out and sound off in the comments about the differences you hear!
Highlights from Discovery
Highlights from Human After All:
Finally, jumping forward to current times you can see the full production they have in place with this video of their complete Alive 2007 set. Check it out below and let us know which era of Daft Punk is your favorite!
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