Been around since the early 90’s, Daft Punk, formed by the forces of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, are the legendary duo that were the ones responsible for pulling the entire electronic dance music industry out from its superincumbent shadow. Known for their willingness of keeping the focal point on the music, hence the intended anonymity behind the helmets, and their absolutely dazzling live shows in the early days of the rise of clubland, the pair has become the most outright and exceling inspiration to modern day-producers as well as those regarded as veterans.
Fronted and gloriously headlined by such hits as ‘Around The World’, ‘Burnin’ and their very first single release, ‘Alive’, Daft Punk debuted in ‘97, with their first artist album, entitled Homework. Screening skills that were remarkably new and innovative to 90’s dominating dance sound, fame and glory emerged the France-originated duo, mainly onto the aforementioned ‘Around The World’ that yet today stand fortified, by many, as electronic dance music history’s most prominent making. Exploring previously undiscovered territories and areas was a successful fact the Frenchmen peerlessly enacted in ‘01 along with the launch of their second and most recognized album, named “Discovery”. Featuring ‘One More Time’, ‘Aerodynamic’ and ‘Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger’ – a trio that are reccurringly appearing in the live sets of the likes of Swedish House Mafia, Tiësto, David Guetta, Armin van Buuren and many others – the house and synthpop-fuse, that clearly paved the way for their undoubtful acclamation, stand yet today inimitable, despite years of assidous attempts.
Coming back in late 2010 to release their soundtrack album for Walt Disney’s Tron: Legacy film, which was followed by a stunning remix album, many eagerly awaited a return of the French duo, but were met by quite the opposite.
Made as early as 1994, when their sound was yet to be shaped into what we today flash back upon, a previously unheard and unreleased Daft Punk record was told to feature on the 20th anniversary compilation of Soma Records, the record label that also released Daft Punk’s very first singles. And indeed, the questioned release of Drive has arrived and although it does not reflect upon the duo’s stupendous quality, the newly outed techno production has got obvious and catchy traces of their unique synth leads that have led them into utmost prosperity.
For those who yet stand amazed on the advancement of the French pair – immerse yourselves into this recently released oldie to learn more about the revolutionary developed sound of the world renowned music heroes.
‘Around The World’ – one of the the duo’s most prominent makings.