The Real Daft Punk (Hardcover)
The Real Daft Punk answering the questions who is Daft Punk? What is their purpose? Where did their unique sound originate? When did they begin to devise different music? Why do they prefer to remain anonymous? And how do they create tracks?
The Real Daft Punk embodies the dynamic practices and principles that launched Daft Punk to superstardom presenting the essence and gift of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. A profound reflection of the tidal ebbs and flows of Dance Music intersected with divergent thinking. This book is honest behind the music tales of an exceptional brotherhood and the catalytic sea change fashioned by its comeuppance. Over two exclusive interviews with Daft Punk captured in the age of Homework and the gestation period leading up to and including the release of Discovery, The Real Daft Punk provides vital insight into how the duo achieved unparalleled success without compromising artistic integrity or musical vision.
The book chronicles the rise of House and Techno in the words of its co-conspirators. Drawing from talks with Kevin Saunderson, Arthur Baker, Byron Stingily, Moby, 808 State, Underworld, Giorgio Moroder, Stacey Pullen and Cajmere/Green Velvet in the same time frame as the rise of Daft Punk. Adding the revealing tales of DJ Sneak and the notorious Da Mongoloids crew, who drew from the same wellspring of inspiration and included Daft Punk.
Further setting The Real Daft Punk apart is over eighty original behind the music photos unmasking Daft Punk and their peers. Images from 1997, 2000, and 2001 Miami Winter Music Conference, January 2001 photo shoot with Daft Punk in NYC, and others from inside clubs and interviews of the critical period in history.
The Real Daft Punk is much more than the narrative of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo exploding across international markets and opening up the Art Form to legions of new listeners. It is a story that, like its subjects, dismantles archaic unwritten rules of music industry conduct while providing the ideation necessary to lead a successful career as a confident creative with a rich legacy.