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Daft Punk

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Daft Punk: Astoria, London

Live Review by Paul Mathur, Melody Maker, 18 November 1995

IT'S A GREAT NAME, obviously. Daft Punk are a young French duo who support the Chemical Brothers and come as close as is feasibly possible ...

What's Up? Daft Punk

Profile and Interview by Bethan Cole, i-D, December 1995

TWO THINGS you should know about Daft Punk. Firstly, they're not in the slightest bit stupid. Secondly, ostensibly, they've got nothing to do with 1977. ...

Daft Punk: Homework (Virgin CDV 2821 £14.99)

Review by David Sinclair, The Times, 17 January 1997

ONE OF the intriguing side effects of the techno revolution is the way it has re-trained the ears of the pop market to accept instrumental ...

Ready, Study, Go!: Daft Punk: Homework (Virgin)

Review by Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, 18 January 1997

AS A RULE, the better a country's cuisine, the worse its pop music. Hence the illustrious rock'n'roll lineage of Great Britain, land of lardy stodge ...

Daft Punk: Going for Gaul

Interview by Andy Crysell, New Musical Express, 25 January 1997

ONE SOUND rings out above all others in DAFT PUNK's uncluttered office in Paris' beautiful Montmartre district. Not music but... whirr! A fax machine working ...

Clubs: Daft Punk

Interview by Emma Warren, The Face, February 1997

ANYONE WHO'S ever found themselves propelled on to the middle of the dancefloor as soon as the twisted "wah wah" strains of 'Da Funk' hit ...

Daft Punk: Homework (Virgin)

Review by Calvin Bush, Muzik, February 1997

PHIL SPECTOR would have been proud. If there's one trick the French pair can pull off with constant aplomb (and they do it repeatedly across ...

Daft Punk: Frog Rock

Interview by Calvin Bush, Muzik, February 1997

DAFT PUNK. They're not daft They're not punks. Just two young French funkateers putting France on the house map with one of the most hyped ...

Act De Triomphe: Daft Punk: The End, London

Live Review by Andy Crysell, New Musical Express, 15 February 1997

NO QUESTION, it is the hottest ticket in town. A night on the tiles with Paris' new dance sensations — at a party hosted by ...

Daft Punk: Plastique Fantastique

Interview by David Stubbs, Melody Maker, 29 March 1997

It's taken a while, but mainstream America is finally welcoming dance music with open aims. Now they're going crazy over the Chemicals and are poised ...

Daft Punk: The Astoria, London

Live Review by Neil Kulkarni, Melody Maker, 20 November 1997

UNDERGROUND/OVERGROUND, spectacle/black-out, in-yer-face/faceless, pop/music. Dance has to make its choices. Either it believes in its own unique power, rejecting stages, identification, authenticity and the audience/artist ...

Daft Punk: Guildhall, Southampton

Live Review by Calvin Bush, Muzik, December 1997

YOU COULD probably count the number of truly functioning live house acts on the cuticle of Mr Fingers' smallest digit. It's computer music, no fancy ...

En Garde! Le Pop Nouveau Français, c’est Arrivé!

Profile by Etienne Petit, Rock's Backpages, March 2001

The late ’90s saw the flowering of a nouveau French techno-pop. Now Air, Daft Punk and friends are conquering the world. RBP’s Paris correspondent explains ...

Romocops: Daft Punk: Discovery (Virgin)

Review by Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, 10 March 2001

FOUR YEARS after Homework redefined dance music, turned handbag house into High Art and landed every disco chancer in Paris a record deal, can Thomas ...

Daft Punk: Discovery

Review by David Stubbs, Uncut, April 2001

Gods of "filter disco" finally issue follow-up to 1997'strailblazing Homework. ...

Daft Punk & Air: Disco Tech

Profile and Interview by David Stubbs, Uncut, July 2001


French Pop: A Long Way From Françoise Hardy To Daft Punk

Overview by Pete Paphides, The Times, 1 February 2003

IT IS no surprise that France has only just got around to its own equivalent of Top Of The Pops. In a country where philosophy ...

The Turn Away from the Turntable: Daft Punk and the Chemical Brothers

Report by Simon Reynolds, The New York Times, 23 January 2005

IN THE FIRST months of 2005, two of electronic dance music's biggest bands will release what are generally referred to as long-awaited albums. ...

Daft Punk: Human After All

Review by Stephen Dalton, The Times, 19 March 2005

THE THIRD album from Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manual de Homem Christo, the self-styled cyborg rulers of Parisian disco-pop, was initially trailed as a harder and ...

Electronica that Rocks, à la Française

Report and Interview by Will Hermes, The New York Times, 1 July 2007

ONE OF THE most blogged-about sets at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Southern California took place on a stage dominated by ...

Daft Punk's robots aren't the only ones rocking the multiplex

Report by Paul Lester, The Guardian, 4 December 2010

AT THE END of the trailer to forthcoming movie Somewhere, we are given just two pieces of information: 1) that the film was written and ...

Disco Now Disco Then

Retrospective by Greg Wilson,, April 2013

DAFT PUNK ARE sitting pretty at the top of the UK singles chart for the first time. The track in question, 'Get Lucky', taken from ...

Daft Punk: Random Access Memories

Review by Ian Gittins, Virgin Media Music, May 2013

DAFT PUNK'S FORTE has always been their sleek, glistening futurism, the sense of mischievous glee they take in the very textures of electronic sound. ...

Daft Punk: Random Access Memories

Review by Will Hermes, Rolling Stone, May 2013

FRENCH DUO Daft Punk helped create our current stadium-shaking, Coachella-dominating dance-music moment, and their new album is by far the year's most anticipated EDM set. ...

Daft Punk: Almost Human

Interview by Simon Reynolds, The New York Times, 19 May 2013

THOMAS BANGALTER, half of the influential French dance-music act Daft Punk, has a house high in the Hollywood Hills here. He and his musical partner, ...

Daft Punk: The Midas Touch

Profile and Interview by Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, 19 May 2013

IT IS A PECULIAR experience meeting the most famous faceless musicians in the world. Daft Punk are certainly well known. Eight years after their last ...

Daft Punk: Random Access Moroder

Comment by Greg Wilson, Rock's Backpages, 20 May 2013

THE MOST talked about album in many years, Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, is released in the UK today, and it's all set to blitz ...


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