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[[caption-width-right:350: Everything's Better with Robots!]]

->''"Robots don't make people feel like there's an idol on stage. It's more like a rave party where the DJ isn't important. We are two robots in this pyramid with this light show, [[FunPersonified but everything is [meant] for you to have fun and enjoy yourself.]]"''
-->-- '''Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo'''

'''Daft Punk''' is one of the most popular electronic bands ever (along with Music/{{Kraftwerk}}, Music/YellowMagicOrchestra and a few others). Formed in 1993 by Frenchmen Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, they basically invented French House music (well, they haven't invented it, but at least they [[TropeCodifier established a lot of its elements and exposed them to a wider audience]]) and have done much to make electronic music mainstream.

They have released four albums so far (as well as a number of remixes, a film score or two, two different movies, and a bunch of other side projects). ''Homework'', ''Discovery'' and ''Random Access Memories'' are pretty much universally loved, while ''Human After All'' [[BrokenBase isn't]]. There's also two live albums full of mashing and mixing of their songs too, entitled ''Alive 1997'' and ''Alive 2007''.

They've released a number of extremely popular singles, such as "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger", "Around the World", "Technologic", "Revolution 909", "One More Time" and "Get Lucky". They've been sampled numerous times, most noticeably "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" by Music/KanyeWest for his song "Stronger".

The duo are also the embodiment of TheFaceless, having spent the bulk of their careers shrouded in secrecy and (save for several publicity photos taken early on in their careers and a leak or two) never being photographed without some form of mask over their faces. Their most famous masks of course, being their robot masks which have come to be known as their "faces" to the general public.

They also pull off one of the best live shows in existence by mashing and mixing together their songs... while playing in an LCD screen pyramid in front of a glowing honeycomb. And dressed as robots. (No, really, [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=Pujy2kVECZk see for]] [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=KBQ3oVcV4YE yourself]].)

They collaborated with the legendary Creator/LeijiMatsumoto to create an animated film out of their album ''Discovery'' called ''[[Anime/{{Interstella5555}} Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem]]''. They also created a surealistic art-house film called ''Film/DaftPunksElectroma'', which basically tells the origin of their robotic alter egos. As well as appearing and doing promos and ads on The Toonami block of CartoonNetwork in the early 2000s which aired videos of their songs during Midnight Runs.

They also provided the score for ''Film/TronLegacy''. They ''do'' appear in the movie as the personified versions of media player programs.

They also contributed eleven mixes for the ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' SpinOff, ''VideoGame/DJHero'', as well as being playable characters in the game. Two of these mixes are "[[Music/{{Queen}} Another One Bites Da Funk]]" and "[[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic We Will Robot Rock You]]".

In January 2013, it was revealed that Daft Punk had signed to Sony Music Entertainment (through Creator/ColumbiaRecords) and that a new album, ''Random Access Memories'', would be released in May 2013. Its first single, "Get Lucky", features singer/producer Pharrell Williams and Music/{{Chic}} guitarist Nile Rodgers. It's also now their biggest hit in their entire career, reaching number one in France, Australia, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, the UK and U.S. ''Random Access Memories'' itself was praised to high heaven by critics for being original and innovative as well as appealing highly to casual listeners. The album gave Daft Punk five Grammy awards in 2014, including Album of the Year and Record of the year for "Get Lucky", giving them seven total Grammys.

Music/ToddEdwards co-produced and provided the vocals for "Face to Face" and "Fragments of Time".

Later in the same year, the duo produced four tracks ("On Sight", "Black Skinhead", "I Am a God", and "Send It Up") for Music/KanyeWest's new album, ''Yeezus''. They also contributed in Pharrell Williams' second album, ''G I R L", where they did the vocals of the track, "Gust of Wind"

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!!Daft Punk provides examples of the following tropes:

* AerithAndBob: Their names are Guillaume Emmanuel ("Guy-Manuel") de Homem-Christo... and Thomas Bangalter.
* AlbumTitleDrop: Almost. "Fragments of Time" from ''Random Access Memories" mentions "random memories".
* AllLowercaseLetters: Their name is rendered this way on their logo and album covers.
* AnimatedMusicVideo: ''Anime/{{Interstella 5555}}'' is essentially a glorified one of these, along with all of the ''Discovery'' music videos which were derived from it.
* AppropriatedAppellation: They're named after a disparaging review of their previous band (a garage rock band called Darlin', where the reviewer described it as "a bunch of daft punk").
* ArcNumber: 9.
* ArcSymbol: For ''Human After All'', a television. There was one on the album cover, one on every single cover, and songs such as "Television Rules the Nation" and "On/Off" continued the trend.
* AudienceParticipationSong: A lot of the songs off ''Alive 2007'', most notably when [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OXE8EmZoFM#t=91s "One More Time"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbyB046avmg#t=73s "Da Funk"]] come into play.
* AwesomeMcCoolname:
** Behold: ''Guillaume Emmanuel de Homem-Christo''!
*** His name literally means "Man man of Man Christ"
** And... [[AerithAndBob Thomas]]. [[DoubleSubversion However, this is French, so the s is silent and no syllable is more stressed than the other!]] [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench Everything sounds more awesome in French!]]
* BodyHorror: The music video for "Prime Time of Your Life".
* BrokenRecord: The vast majority of their earlier work involve some melody or vocal sample repeated to a humongous extent. Take "Around the World" for example, which repeats the title 144 times.
* BrownNote: Bangalter wrote the film score for ''Film/{{Irreversible}}''. He loaded the soundtrack up with these in order to disturb the audience.
* TheCameo:
** They have animated alter-ego in ''Interstella 5555'' during the music awards ceremony. [[TakeThatMe Where they lose to their own fake band]].
** The two appearing as the End of Line [=DJs=] in ''Film/TronLegacy''. Also counts as OneSceneWonder.
* ClothesMakeTheLegend / IconicOutfit: Their robot helmets.
* ClusterFBomb: Their [[BustaRhymes "Touch It"]]/"Technologic" mix during the ''Alive 2007'' tour had the robot voice dropping one of these by [[ManipulativeEditing splicing different phrases together]].
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]], but when the duo appears in their "standard" outfits, Thomas' helmet is silver, and Guy-Man's is golden.
* CoolHelmet
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Human After All''. Its songs had a lot more of a rock influence, and a grittier, more abrasive sound overall. Some of the music videos were downright terrifying.
* DownerEnding: "Touch"
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Guy-Manuel in his earlier years. [[UpToEleven He was even mistaken for Thomas' girlfriend in one instance.]]
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: "Something About Us".
* {{Dystopia}}: The worldview of "Human After All".
* EarnYourHappyEnding: After many years in the business, Daft Punk ''finally'' got a US Top 40 hit with 2013's "Get Lucky". The thing is, a veteran music act scoring its first Top 40 hit in the 2010s is almost unheard of. In fact, the last time this happened was with Music/{{Weezer}} and "Beverly Hills". And that was in ''2005''. And to top it off, "Get Lucky" would win Record of the Year and ''Random Access Memories'' would win Album of the Year at the 2014 Grammys. (Though the Grammys have no problem recognizing veteran music acts.)
* EpicInstrumentalOpener: Inverted on ''Alive 2007''. It starts with two voices chanting "ROBOT" and "HUMAN" back and forth at each other, getting faster and faster, before segueing into the largely-instrumental "Robot Rock".
* EpicRocking:
** "Too Long", [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin which is ten minutes long]].
** "Giorgio by Moroder" and "Touch" from ''Random Access Memories'' are over 8 minutes long and go through several musical styles.
* TheFaceless: The duo are famous for their refusal to allow ANYONE to see their true faces. Even before the started wearing their robot helmets, when they were just two French Guys™ during their first tour, they were described as "incredibly shy," which might have something to do with the helmets.
** Interviews are a mixed bag. The two did interviews promoting ''Film/DaftPunksElectroma'' with hoods over their heads, and during the pre-production of ''Film/TronLegacy'', they actually met the Director at a Los Angeles pancake house ... while wearing their robot suits! On the other hand, for [[http://www.gq.com/entertainment/music/201305/daft-punk-random-access-memories-profile-gq-may-2013 a GQ profile]] promoting ''Random Access Memories'' they were without their robot suits and were able to blend in public perfectly.
** A new helmetless picture was posted to Facebook by another electronic band, The Knocks, in June 2013. They were ultimately forced to take it down, [[http://pixel.nymag.com/imgs/daily/vulture/2013/06/06/06-daft-punk-no-helmuts.o.jpg/a_250x375.jpg though the image is still visible.]]
* FadingIntoTheNextSong:
** The first few songs from ''Homework'' all fade into each other.
** ''Discovery'' has only a few noticeable song breaks throughout the entire album. (Incidentally, a remix of "Aerodynamic" on the album ''Daft Club'', "Aerodynamic (Daft Punk Remix)", though not an example but likely meant to take this further, takes the lyrics of "One More Time" and adds them to "Aerodynamic", with the two having been examples of the previously mentioned trope originally.)
** Being a live DJ set, ''Alive 2007'' is chock full of these.
* FakeOutFadeOut:
** "Derezzed", from the ''Film/TronLegacy'' soundtrack.
** Also to [[LastNoteNightmare a lesser degree]] during [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome "Around the World/Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger"]].
* ForDoomTheBellTolls: The opening of "Aerodynamic".
* FreakLabAccident: Legend tells that when the pair were working on a sampler on [[Anime/QueenMillennia September 9th, 1999, at exactly 9:09 AM]], their studio exploded. When they came to, they were robots.
* FunPersonified: As can be seen in the quote above, they take the enjoyment of their fans very seriously. Their iconic robot look is a way for fans to immerse themselves into the music.
* FunWithAcronyms: A DVD of the music videos for ''Homework'' was released with the title ''D.A.F.T.: A Story About Dogs, Androids, Firemen and Tomatoes''. Aside from spelling "Daft", this references elements of the videos themselves -- Charles, the anthropomorphic dog main character in "Da Funk" and "Fresh", the robots in "Around the World", the firefighters in "Burnin'", and the tomatoes in "Revolution 909".
* GenreRoulette: ''Random Access Memories'', while listed as "Pop" on iTunes, toys around with many different genres and genre influences between songs. "Give Life Back to Music", "Lose Yourself to Dance" and "Get Lucky" are disco, while other songs like "Giorgio by Moroder" and "Contact" are more influenced by electronica, though with some live instrumentation. "Doin' it Right", and "Fragments of Time" fall squarely into soft rock, while "Instant Crush" is a more electronic take on the alternative rock music of singer Julian Casablacas in Music/TheStrokes.
* GenreThrowback: While Daft Punk have always toyed with this idea, ''Random Access Memories'' was the first time that they actually sounded like their heroes from TheSeventies. The album features Nile Rodgers of disco band Music/{{Chic}} and Giorgio Moroder (disco producer most known for creating Music/DonnaSummer's best works). The session musicians used for the album were given music by Music/ElectricLightOrchestra, Music/{{Supertramp}} and Michael [=McDonald=] as reference points, and it shows.
* [[AGoodNameForARockBand A Good Name for a House Duo]]: The phrase "daft punk" originally appeared in a negative review of their former band (see AppropriatedAppellation above).
* HellBentForLeather: During their ''Human After All'' era, the duo was most frequently seen wearing leather jackets and pants.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: The duo has known each other since grade school and are seemingly the closest of friends after all these years. There's a big d'awww factor in that as well. Case in point, when they won the Best Album award at the 2014 Grammys, the first thing the robots did was hug each other for a good few seconds before heading onstage.
* {{Homage}}:
** There's a reason the first album was called ''[[Music/{{Kraftwerk}} Homework]]''. Further, one of the songs on ''Human After All'' is called "Robot Rock" -- Kraftwerk's preferred term for techno.
** "Teachers" is this. It's a ListSong of Daft Punk's influences as musicians.
** Both ''Discovery'' and ''Random Access Memories'' can be seen as a {{Homage}} to the music of the late 70s and early 80s, but the two albums take very different approaches. ''Discovery'' makes extensive use of samples of disco and post-disco songs, while ''Random Access Memories'' uses a live band and vintage electronics to recreate the original sound.
* [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming Idiosyncratic Album Naming]]: ''Alive 1997'' and ''Alive 2007''.
* [[IdiosyncraticCoverArt Idiosyncratic]] / MinimalisticCoverArt:
** Their first three studio album covers simply read "Daft Punk" on front of a fairly simple image. The actual album title is nowhere in sight. Reversed with the cover for ''Random Access Memories'', which contains ''only'' [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a7/Random_Access_Memories.jpg the actual album title and a composite shot of both robots' helmets.]]
** In addition, all the singles from ''Human After All'' ([[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Humanafterall_single_3593.JPEG "Human After All"]], [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Technologic_DaftPunk_single_2487.jpg "Technologic"]], [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/RobotRock_DaftPunk_single_8374.jpg "Robot Rock"]], and [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Primetimeofyourlife_5655.jpg "The Prime Time of Your Life"]]) all have similar cover art: a picture on a television screen. They also all have the group's name in the top left and the song title in the top right, all in the same font and color.
* IntercourseWithYou: "Get Lucky". The funny thing is that almost no one knew the song's meaning... yet.
* TheInvisibleBand
* KayfabeMusic: Their personae as a couple of robots.
* LargeHam: ''T-Bang''
** In ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeWLi9TROtE&feature=kp The Brainwasher]]'': '''I AM... THE BRAAAAIIIINWAAAAASSSSSHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRR!'''
* LensFlare: The clip for "Robot Rock" is full of those.
* LimitedLyricsSong: This band seems to like this trope quite a bit.
** "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" (Not all of the lyrics are sung in each verse.)
--->''Work it harder, Make it better\\
Do it faster, Makes us stronger\\
More than ever, Hour after hour\\
Work is never over''
** "Lose Yourself to Dance" repeats the same verse about 4 times over the course of the 6 minute song. Pharrel Williams is singing the lyrics, but Daft Punk adds some extra lines later into the song as background lyrics.
--->''I know you don't get a chance to take a break this often.\\
I know your life is speeding, and it isn't stopping.\\
Here, take my shirt and just go ahead and wipe off all the sweat. Sweat. SWEAT.\\
LOSE YOURSELF TO DANCE!\\
LOSE YOURSELF TO DANCE!\\
LOSE YOURSELF TO DANCE!\\
LOSE YOURSELF TO DANCE!''
** Also, "Robot Rock".
--->''Rock, Robot rock!\\
Rock, Robot rock!''
* ListSong: At least two.
** "Teachers", from ''Homework'', is a list of musicians that are their influences, all described as being "in the house".
--->''DJ Hell\\
Louie Vega\\
Carol Lexi\\
Dr. Dre's in the house, yeah\\
Omega in the house...''
** "Technologic", from ''Human After All'', lists things that can be done with technology, most ending in "it".
--->''Buy it, use it, break it, fix it, trash it, change it, mail, upgrade it\\
Charge it, point it, zoom it, press it, snap it, work it, quick, erase it...''
* LiveAlbum: ''Alive 1997'' and ''Alive 2007''.
* LoopedLyrics: Many of them. In particular, most of ''Human After All''.
** Case in point: "[[http://www.lyricsfreak.com/d/daft%20punk/around%20the%20world_10076007.html Around the World]]".
** Many examples of SingleStanzaSong.
* MindScrew: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9MszVE7aR4 music video]] to "Around the World".
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* MindScrewdriver: Each individual group of dancers in the "Around the World" video represents [[spoiler:each instrumental part. The large men in tracksuits represent the bass, the skeletons represent the guitar, the mummies represent the drum machine, the [[InsistentTerminology "disco girls"]] represent the keyboard, and the robots represent the vocal track.]]
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Usually their output ranges from 1 to 4. However, some of their songs on ''Human After All'' are as heavy 6 to 8, and a few tracks on ''Homework'', and their work on ''[[Music/KanyeWest Yeezus]]'', can range from 9 to 11.
* MotorcycleJousting: This is the theme of the music video for "Derezzed"; a fictional videogame of this nature.
* NewSoundAlbum: Pretty much every album they've released after ''Homework.''
* NotableMusicVideos:
** Pretty much all of ''Discovery'''s music videos, which were clips from ''Anime/{{Interstella 5555}}''.
** Also, the video for "Around the World", [[ItMakesSenseInContext featuring skeletons, giant monster things, dancing girls, and robots.]]
** The music video for "Da Funk", which is less of a music video and more of a short film [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext detailing the adventures of an anthropomorphic dog with a broken leg named Charles with the song as a backing track]]. The video for "Fresh" is a sequel, following a similar premise.
** And of course, "The Prime Time of Your Life", which is an extremely weird, quite graphic video involving [[invoked]][[spoiler:a girl with anorexia peeling all her skin off bloodlessly and dying.]]
* OneWayVisor: Their helmets. Or at least, it gives off this effect. An interview reveals they're in fact seeing through pinhole-sized holes in front of their eyes.
* OpeningMonologue: "Giorgio by Moroder". [[Music/GiorgioMoroder Guess who]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin narrates it?]]
* OriginsEpisode: "Film/DaftPunksElectroma" essentially tells the origin of the duos fictional selves.
* PinocchioSyndrome: The plot of ''Film/DaftPunksElectroma'', possibly.
* RecordProducer: The DIY side of it, at least.
* RecycledSet: The set that Daft Punk used for their [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr12u1tk_rM Random Access Memories unboxing]] was later used again by sony in their [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQUpg795iBo PS4 unboxing]].
* RedOniBlueOni: As seen in their [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlRws84K0LI interviews]], Thomas, as the Red Oni, does most on the talking and is very expressive and mischievous while Guy-Man, as the Blue Oni, doesn't talk much and is very reserved and shy.
* RobotOrSpacemanAlterEgo
* RockOpera: ''Discovery'', [[PlayingWithATrope sorta]]. It's the soundtrack for ''Interstella 5555'', which is told entirely through that album. It makes no sense as an opera without the movie, though.
* {{Sampling}}: As is par for the course, given their genre.
** Notable examples include Breakwater on "Robot Rock", BillyJoel on "High Fidelity" and "Fresh", Barry Manilow on "Superheroes", and lots of other 70s disco, funk, R&B, and soul artists. The most high-profile case of Daft Punk themselves being sampled is probably Music/KanyeWest's "Stronger". "Robot Rock" is also a very popular track for up-and-coming rap talent to freestyle over, as well.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8Ndijo2ysM This video]] shows most if not all of the songs that were sampled in the making of ''Discovery''.
** ''Random Access Memories'' notably contains only one sample during "Contact".
* SelfDeprecation:
** Daft Punk appear as themselves in a cameo in ''Intestella 5555'' at a music awards ceremony, where they lose to the main characters. In case you don't get the significance of that, in a 65 minute video (opening and credits included), they have a five-second cameo, and then they ''lose to a fake band playing their music''.
** In a vein similar to the ''Interstella 5555'' cameo, the band make a blink-and-you'll-miss-it appearance on the TV screen in "The Prime Time of Your Life" among clips of societal ills. Given the nature of the clips shown on the TV [[spoiler:and their effect on the protagonist]], this instance of SelfDeprecation is more grim than some other examples.
** ''Discovery'' closes with a 10-minute-long track named "Too Long".
** They had this sentence regarding ''Random Access Memories''.
--->'''Guy-Man:''' So our new album is supposed to ''really'' suck.
* SharpDressedMan: Or robots. They wore suits, particularly the [[EverythingsBetterWithSparkles sequined]] [[http://www.michaeljacksoncelebrityclothing.com/Daft-Punk-Jacket/Daft-Punk.jpg ones]], while promoting ''Random Access Memories''.
* Toys/SHFiguarts: [[http://i.imgur.com/h3BWUbn.jpg Yes, really]]. While they're a case of NoExportForYou in Japan, they'll be a regular release in North America.
* ShoutOut:
** T-Bang's helmet looks like [[Series/SpaceSheriffGavan Gavan]]'s (a.k.a. [[CompletelyDifferentTitle X-Or in France]]).
** Guy-Man's looks like a Ride Armor helmet from ''Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada''.
** They have a song called "[[Music/TheBeatles Revolution 909]]".
* SilenceIsGolden: They never actually talk in any of their public appearances. Part of the robot getup is that they're incapable of human speech.
* SpeedyTechnoRemake
* SpokenWordInMusic:
** The autobiography-cum-song "Giorgio by Moroder", in which Moroder himself speaks about his music career.
** From "Revolution 909": "'''STOP THE MUSIC AND GO HOME! I REPEAT, STOP THE MUSIC AND GO HOME!'''"
* StealthPun: Clocking in at exactly 10 minutes, "Too Long" is the longest studio song the duo has ever recorded.
* ThrowTheDogABone: The anthropomorphic dog, Charles, who just couldn't catch a break and ended up separated from his LoveInterest, Beatrice, in the "Da Funk" video, is shown to have a successful acting career and having reconnected with Beatrice in the "Fresh" video. Daft Punk specifically made this sequel to cheer up people who thought Charles' original fate was depressing.
* TitleOnlyChorus:
** "Around the World", which is actually a title-only ''song''. The only words are "around the world/around the world" over and over again.
** ''Human After All'' combines this with SingleStanzaSong for the duration of the entire album.
* TitleTrack: On ''Human After All''.
* TogetherInDeath: Literally. The ending of the "Instant Crush" video shows [[spoiler:the two wax mannequins staring at each other, hands overlapped, melting together in a fire]].
* TriumphantReprise: In the ''TRON: Legacy'' OST, "Tron Legacy (End Titles)" is one for "The Grid".
* TronLines:
** They've appeared in several concerts with their costumes [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewQEL3yW2LY outlined in red lights]], like at the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrFJkSINsOc "Alive 2007"]] in Bercy, or the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn8JGw8KLzw surprise appearance at the Grammys]]. And let's not forget the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaQOOxvjSjw awesome pyramid effects]].
** They show up in their usual robot getups in ''Film/TronLegacy'', which fits perfectly with the scenery anyway.
* UnpluggedVersion: They released an unplugged version of "One More Time", performed by Romanthony (the original singer, without vocoder this time) on ''Daft Club''.
* WeightWoe: The video for "The Prime Time of Your Life" plays this in what is probably the most disturbing, graphic way possible.
* {{Zipperiffic}}

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->''Stop the music and go home, I repeat: stop the music and go home.''
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