New Documentary Teases A Look Under Daft Punk's Helmets
If you were hip in high school you probably excessively listened to one of Daft Punk’s four albums. From 1997’s Homework to 2013’s Random Access Memories, the enigmatic French duo has been at the cutting edge of all things electronic music. For years, they’ve been the standard that all other artists aspire to.
And now, there’s a documentary to prove it.
While the French version of Daft Punk Unchained was taken off the web earlier this year, an English version trailer was finally released last night. Following Daft Punk from their beginnings in French house music to their success at the Grammy’s, the documentary, directed by Hervé Martin Delpierre, features interviews with artists like Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers and Pharrell. As one of the most influential electronic bands ever — even Kanye agrees! — they’ve still managed to retain a sense of anonymity.
“Throughout their career Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo have always resisted compromise and the established codes of show business,” a press release reads. “They have remained determined to maintain control of every link in the chain of their creative process. In the era of globalisation and social networks, they rarely speak in public and neither do they show their faces on TV.”
The movie is being released worldwide soon, so keep your eyes peeled for a peek into the wide, weird world of Daft Punk. Maybe if you watch it you’ll retain your cool kid cred from high school — or get a peek at the face under the helmet, as the trailer appears to tease.