Daft Punk are standing on a helipad overlooking downtown Los Angeles as fireballs make their sequined suits glisten with hot heat. It's a few days before this year's Coachella, where the duo's shiny new duds will premiere by way of a Jumbotron trailer for their new album, Random Access Memories. But for now, only a very select few have laid eyes on the outfits—and everyone involved in today's photo shoot desperately wants to keep it that way. This task proves to be somewhat difficult. The helipad is inside a public park, and there's a pedestrian path right next to it. Errant runners and bikers are all but inevitable, and if one of them decides to whip their phone out, snap a photo, and upload it to Instagram without breaking stride, this important piece of Daft Punk's meticulous rollout strategy will be ruined. For the first part of the day's shoot, Thomas Bangalter silver helmet and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo gold helmet stand behind a wall of eight-foot flames. Members of the crew, some of whom wear white gloves in order to avoid smudges on the pair's glittering getups, remain vigilant for curious passersby.
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They achieved popularity in the late s as part of the French house movement; they also had success in the years following, combining elements of house music with funk, techno, disco, rock and synthpop. They have worn ornate helmets and gloves to assume robot personas in most public appearances since and rarely grant interviews or appear on television. After Bangalter and Homem-Christo's indie rock band Darlin' disbanded, they began experimenting with drum machines and synthesisers. Their debut studio album Homework was released by Virgin Records in to positive reviews, backed by singles "Around the World" and "Da Funk". They composed the score for the film Tron: Legacy, which was released in alongside its soundtrack album. Sign in or Register. Daft Punk French electronic music duo. Formed Performances 4. The Proms audience Get Lucky with a dance music classic treat in this surprise encore
After Bangalter and Homem-Christo's indie rock band Darlin' disbanded, they began experimenting with drum machines and synthesisers. Their debut studio album Homework was released by Virgin Records in to positive reviews, backed by singles " Around the World " and " Da Funk ". They composed the score for the film Tron: Legacy , which was released in alongside its soundtrack album. In , Daft Punk left Virgin for Columbia Records , and released their fourth album, Random Access Memories , to acclaim; lead single " Get Lucky " reached the top 10 in the charts of 32 countries. This led to the formation of a guitar-based group called Darlin' with Laurent Brancowitz in