Before Daft Punk Became Famous

The fans of Daft Punk have always been very entranced by the history of the duo, and how they met. Many are mesmerized by their mysterious stage costumes and what the duo truly looks like underneath the techno attire. The duo has always had a long standing passion for electronic music and Euro funk. Their main goal was to change the way French house music is performed forever, which they have successfully managed to do.

Band members, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, first became friends in 1987 at a secondary university in Paris known as Lycee Carnot. After the duo became close friends, they eventually decided to record songs with other school mates. This led to a future formation of a band called, Darlin', in 1992. The other band member was Laurent Brancowitz. Both Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter performed on the guitar and bass, while Brancowitz was the performing drummer.

A band known as Stereolab, invited Daft Punk to be the opening performers for their live performances in the UK. Band member Bangalter said in previous interviews that their "rock n' roll" phase was average and that it ended fairly quickly. After a critic in the "Melody Maker" produced a negative write-up of the group by criticizing their music with words such as "daft punk", the name of the group was born.

Both Bangalter and de Homem-Christo thought that the use of words was amusing and decided to utilize it instead of dismissing it, hence the reason for the unique stage name. After Brancowitz left the band to seek other musical efforts, the duo decided to form Daft Punk with experimental electronic equipment.

Since the duo took flight with their new name and expanded their musical horizons with electronic instruments, they have gained a large amount of fan response. The group has performed in the United Kingdom, the United States, and other locations. Their most recent notable performance was with Kanye West, an American superstar, at the Grammy Awards. It was Daft Punk's first televised performance during their entire musical career.