12 items from 2015
The first ever documentary film on the most secretive duo in the world. The epic story of two uncompromising artists. With the participation of their closest collaborators and friends from Pharrell Williams to Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, Kanye West, Michel Gondry, Paul Williams, Peter Lindbergh, Leiji Matsumoto and Pete Tong.
Daft Punk Unchained, directed by Hervé Martin Delpierre, is the first independent film which explores an exceptional pop culture phenomenon of the last twenty years: Daft Punk. Between fiction and reality, magic and secrets, theatricality and humility, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo have created a unique artistic universe. Throughout their career they have remained determined to control every link in the chain of their creative work. The film »
- Gary Collinson
Over the past 20 years, every time musicians Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo, collectively known as Daft Punk, have appeared in public, they have covered their faces with elaborate masks. Later this year, these musicians will finally be unmasked in a new documentary Daft Punk Unchained, with the first trailer from BBC Worldwide teasing this long-awaited unmasking. The trailer also features musicians such as Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, who discuss the influence Daft Punk has had on the music industry.
Daft Punk Unchained is the first ever documentary film on the most secretive duo in the world. The epic story of two uncompromising artists. With the participation of their closest collaborators and friends from Pharrell Williams to Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, Kanye West, Michel Gondry, Paul Williams, Peter Lindbergh, Leiji Matsumoto and Pete Tong.
No stranger to the world of film, Daft Punk has provided the scores for Tron:Legacy and Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem, made their own film with Daft Punk’s Electroma, and were even depicted (briefly) in this year’s stellar Eden. They’re now getting the documentary treatment in Daft Punk Unchained and today brings the first trailer.
Airing this summer in France, it’ll now hit worldwide sometime later this year and comes from director Hervé Martin Delpierre. This first preview seems to go deep into the mystery surrounding Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, but hopefully it also explores the process of making their distinct music.
Featuring interviews with Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, Kanye West, Michel Gondry, Paul Williams, Peter Lindbergh, Leiji Matsumoto, Pete Tong, and much, check out the trailer and poster below.
- Jordan Raup
Few musicians are as equally mysterious and revered as Daft Punk, the electronic music duo which consists of French musicians Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, both always concealed by sleek suits and helmets at every public performance. And now a feature length film is on the way called Daft Punk Unchained, touted as the […]
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- Ethan Anderton
The men behind the masks of Daft Punk, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, not only created a mystique by never showing their faces, but put all the more attention on their work, which changed the landscape of electronic music. Now, as befits a duo that have made a huge impression on the pop culture landscape, a documentary is one the way. "Daft Punk Unchained" already aired this summer, only in France, but now its making its way to the rest of the world, and a new trailer provides an inside peek. Collaborators like Kanye West, Pharrell, Nile Rodgers, and Paul Williams share their insights, along with folks like Giorgio Moroder, Michel Gondry, Peter Lindbergh, Leiji Matsumoto, and Pete Tong, in what looks to be a fairly standard, but no less compelling chronicle from director Hervé Martin Delpierre. Read More: Watch The Daft Punk/Pharell Williams Music Video Directed By »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Daft Punk without their helmets is an odd sight - it's almost a surprise they aren't actually robots under there.
Daft Punk Unchained looks at the story of music's most secretive duo, and features many of their star collaborators.
It of course won't be the first time that the duo have been seen unmasked - they were recently spotted without their signature headgear in La.
The pair have said their costumes are not a gimmick, explaining they stem from their own desire for "sci-fi glam" and desire to create fictional personas.
Homem-Christo said: "We're not performers, we're not models - it would not »
Daft Punk are ready to take their masks off with the new documentary Daft Punk Unchained. The worldwide release of the film, which premiered on French TV in June, has yet to get a U.S. release date, but a new trailer reveals some of the doc's guests (via Okayplayer).
Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers are among the famous collaborators and fans of the French duo to speak about their influence in the documentary. "Who revolutionized dance music the most?" West asks early in the trailer. "I think you'd say 'Daft Punk. »
Mia Hansen-Løve’s nightlife drama celebrates the euphoria of dance music but doesn’t shy away from showing what happens when the party’s over
The central scene in Mia Hansen-Løve’s Eden doesn’t last very long. It takes place during a heady party in the home of Thomas Bangalter’s parents. We are in the sitting room of the packed apartment, watching Bangalter and his partner Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo preparing to play music as Daft Punk for the first time. We hear the pair whisper to each other, watch them drum their fingers nervously, adjust the levels on the mixer again and again. Then, finally, the needle is placed on a platter of vinyl. The opening bars of Da Funk blast out, a song that would go on to be played countless times across the world. This small party goes wild but, as the track plays, the camera pulls away. »
- Paul MacInnes
The documentary will premiere on French TV station Canal+ on June 24, but details of a UK transmission have yet to be confirmed.
BBC Worldwide France said: "Daft Punk Unchained is the first film about the pop culture phenomenon that is Daft Punk... This documentary explores this unprecedented cultural revolution revealing a duo of artists on a permanent quest for creativity, independence and freedom.
"Between fiction and reality, magic and secret, future and reinvention, theatricality and humility, The Robots have built a unique world. The film combines rare archive footage as well as exclusive interviews with their closest collaborators."
Few names in Edm carry the kind of weight that Daft Punk does. The French duo – which consists of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter – made a lasting mark on the world of dance music with 1997’s Homework, but instead of fading into obscurity like so many of the genre’s other elder statesmen, their influence has endured through their last full-length effort, Get Lucky. For this reason, it’s no wonder that the Edm community is rejoicing over murmurs that they’ve got a new album in the works.
And speaking of elder statesmen, the information comes from none other than Paul Johnson – a proper Chicago house legend in his own right whose track “Hear The Music” inspired Daft Punk to create house music in the first place. As such, it’s quite fitting that according to Johnson, the upcoming album will mark the duo’s return to house. »
- John Cameron
As part of an exhibition about music producers, artist Xavier Veilhan (kind of) unmasked Daft Punk in the form of a birch plywood sculpture. "The funny thing is I didn't even ask them," Veilhan told Vice's Creators Project. "I proposed to introduce them as producers, not as musicians. ... They proposed to me: 'Okay, we should make the sculpture the non-existing image of us. So if somebody wants to see how we are like in real [life] they'll have to look at the sculpture.'" They still have sunglasses on in the piece, so it's like saying Dick Grayson is obviously Robin sans eye mask. But, hey, still a coup.Anyway, here are Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, a.k.a. the New Age Starsky & Hutch with reversed hairdos: Veilhan's exhibition, titled "Music," opens Thursday at New York's Galerie Perrotin and runs through April 11. »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
De Homem-Christo has written music along with Eric Chedeville, with whom he co-founded the record label Crydamoure.
The pair also released several tracks in the late 1990s and early 2000s under the name Le Knight Club.
Chedeville told French culture magazine Les Inrocks: "Guy-Man has made music in this film. Initially it had to be for a fight scene with Mike Tyson, but now it's the final scene inside a club.
"It should not exceed two minutes, I think. At least 80% of the soundtrack was made by the two composers Matteodo Patrick and Jean-Jacques Ipino."
12 items from 2015
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