Image via Complex Original. 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. Listen to songs sampled by Daft Punk, songs that influenced Daft Punk, songs inspired by Daft Punk, and of course, songs by the robots themselves.

‘Daft Hands’, a fan-made video set to ‘Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger’, has been viewed over 56 million times.

The song won the pair a Grammy for Track of The Year and Best Pop Duo, alongside Random Access Memories's awards for Album of the Year, Best Dance/Electronica Album and Best Engineered Album Non-Classical. Apr 27, 2013. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? “People thought the helmets were marketing or something, but for us it was sci-fi glam.”. © 2020 NME is a member of the media division of BandLab Technologies. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? © 2020 Complex Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Creepy Halloween masks and camp wigs were next, before the futuristic get-up they now don for gigs was born. It described their song ‘Cindy, So Loud’ as “a daft punky thrash.”. Guy-Man describes Primal Scream’s ‘Screamadelica’ as being a key inspiration for Daft Punk.

Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Daft Punk Unmasked – 30 Facts You Didn’t Know. “We’re not performers, we’re not models, it would not be enjoyable for humanity to see our features, but the robots are exciting to people,” added de Homem Christo. Since this site's inception, we've been inundated with the return of the androids. It was utterly cringe-worthy. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Melody Maker’s review of their first band Darlin’ gave them their name. Daft Punk achieved international success in 2013 with chart-topper “Get Lucky”.

The duo appeared with Kanye West to perform a reworked version of ‘Stronger’, making the first televised live performance by the duo in their career. Last summer, New York-based pop group The Knocks shared a photo on Instagram of Daft Punk playing ‘champagne beer pong’ sans helmets, but removed it soon afterwards. French electronica act Daft Punk have been photographed at LAX airport minus their famous robotic helmets, Daft Punk unmasked: Grammy winners spotted without robotic helmets at, Grammy Awards 2014: Daft Punk get lucky and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis win big, Beyonce and Jay Z open bizarre Grammy Awards ft. Taylor Swift headbanging, Grammy Awards 2014: List of winners in full, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? James Murphy referenced the band on two LCD Soundsystem tracks. During the ceremony, the dance act performed a mash-up of “Le Freak” and “Another Star” with soul legend Stevie Wonder. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Disco Stu on The Simpsons once wore his own Daft Punk helmet. It's probably going to be an even rarer occurrence as the years go on, but that's part of the excitement.

So, to celebrate our travels back into the Daft Punk discography, let's look back at the duo before they became the androids that now represent one of dance music's most amazing acts.

We wanted ones like Daft Punk.”. Daft Punk made a surprise appearance at the Grammys in 2008. It's in French, so if anyone wants to translate, please go in, but that's not the point. Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo is rumoured to be of aristocratic stock, and his ancestors are thought to have ridden against Henry V at Agincourt. The French electronica duo were photographed while going through security

We'll admit it: DAD's been on a Daft Punk kick. COMPLEX participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means COMPLEX gets paid commissions on purchases made through our links to retailer sites. For Daft Punk, who have been so guarded with their likeness (and so inventive in the way that they have flipped their look), it's wild to think that there was a time when they seemingly had no issue with their faces being shown. We'll admit it: DAD's been on a Daft Punk kick. All of Daft Punk’s most recent outfits have been designed by Hedi Slimane of fashion label Saint Laurent.