Daft Punk is the collective name of Paris musicians Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (born February 8, 1974) and Thomas Bangalter (born January 3, 1975). The duo are considered one of the most successful electronic music collaborations of all time, both in album sales and in critical acclaim.
The name Daft Punk was inspired by a review in the British music magazine Melody Maker, which dubbed their first collaboration, the Beach Boys-inspired guitar group Darlin', "a bunch of daft punk." Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo would later abandon this indie rock setup (which included member Laurent Brancowitz) in favor of drum machines and synthesizers. In 1993 Daft Punk sent a demo tape to Scotland-based label Soma Recordings that formed the basis for their debut single "The New Wave", a limited release in 1994.150px|thumb|Daft Punk logo, designed by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and seen on their studio album covers
Their first commercially successful single "Da Funk&q...
|Background || group or band
|Origin || Paris, France
|Genre || French house, Dance
|Formed || 1993
|Years active || 1993-present
|website || Official Website|
|Current members || Thomas Bangalter|
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo