Daft Punk Decoded
Daft Punk hardly ever grants interviews and when you see them in pictures or performing for a live audience they still manage to maintain their cloaked facade. Due to the generous sharing nature of the internet “The Bionic Gold” is able to share these early photos of the two fresh face DJ’s before they were international music icons. If you have never had a chance to see Daft Punk in their human form, now is your chance to do so. The featured images are from Daft Punk’s very first U.K. tour back in 1995. The Daft Punk unveiling was like an event for me as I never could understand how no one has ever managed to snap a photo of these guys without the helmets, even in their sleep, there are cameras everywhere today. The “Dafts Bootlegs” Facebook page states there will be more revealing photos to come in the near future, we just have to wait and see, for now, this is gold.
You don’t need to be a D.J., producer, curator or music lover to have heard of the French electronic group Daft Punk, created in 1993. Daft Punk gained a large chunk of their notoriety in the late 90’s during the French house movement, their choice to merge elements of house and funk is what birthed their distinct sound. Aside from their sound the visual stylization and disguises associated with the duo are actually what sets them apart from the rest of the bunch. Daft Punks calculated decision to sport their glossy space helmets and robot gloves to create the mysterious persona has been well received by supporters since 2001.
Honestly, I was not a huge fan of Daft Punk prior to their sound production on the score and soundtrack of Disney’s Tron: Legacy in 2010. What Daft Punk composed for the Tron film was sonically fresh and new, just felt good to me as a producer to hear something so innovative. From 2010 right on up through 2013 I went back into their catalog for a better understanding of their approach, then out of nowhere, the masterpiece “Random Access Memories”, I was sold. Random Access Memories is what catapulted Daft Punk to international stardom and success with the smash lead single “Get Lucky” featuring Pharrell Williams and funk legend Nile Rodgers. Daft Punk was awarded five Grammy’s which included Album of the year while get lucky snatched well-deserved record of the year, peaking top 10 in 32 countries.