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In today’s world of constant information flow and complete lack of privacy, the air of mystery that European electronic dance musicians Daft Punk have managed to cultivate has no doubt been arduously and meticulously maintained. But now, after 20 years of robot rocking bodies and melting faces across the world, that world is finally going to be given a behind the scenes glimpse, the likes of which has never been seen before, into the inner machinations of the robotic duo.
The electronic music pioneers, who formed Daft Punk in the 90′s and became the leading figures of the French Touch scene, will reportedly be the subject of a new documentary commissioned by European distributor Canal Plus and produced by BBC Worldwide.
If you’re anything like me, this excites you to no end. The veil of secrecy, which the group has constantly hidden behind, has served to both excite and intrigue fans; a generation of musical foragers forever changed by the hard-hitting, body moving electro-pop sounds of “Around The World”, “One More Time” and “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”. Watching the two work on stage is a truly mesmerizing sight to behold – the throbbing pulse of the bass melding with the acidic tone of a guitar, backed by an intense and ever-changing array of lights and colors, as the two robots move and mix to the beat.
The documentary will be directed by Hervé Martin Delpierre and co-written by Marina Rozenman. It will chronicle the consistent rise in popularity and artistic aspirations of the two award-winning DJ’s, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo.
A glimpse inside the helmet and into the world these collaborators have inhabited for the past couple decades is long overdue and for their legions of fans, no doubt extremely welcome. Since 1993, Daft Punk have been creating digital masterpieces, allowing their sound to continually evolve from pure house into their latest offering, 2013’s album “Random Access Memories” and that summer’s smash hit, “Get Lucky”, one of their sparser, yet undeniably catchy and dance inducing offerings.
The one-hour documentary is scheduled to air in 2015. Here’s to hoping we can all hold out until then.