Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, citizens of Paris, were acquainted in their native city in the far 1987. They became best friends, invited one more artist, and started recording music under the name of Darling in 1992. It is hard to imagine, but at that time, the future electronica monsters played the mixture of punk and indie-rock, covering the hit songs of other collectives. Local critics described one of their performances in the Great Britain as "daft punk". However, the review did not offend the musicians - on the contrary, they found the critical overview to be extremely amusing. They disbanded Darling and started creating electronica as a duo in 1993. It is not hard to guess that they called the new project Daft Punk. The band immediately signed to the major French label Soma Quality Recordings and released the first single The New Wave in 1994. Daft Punk undoubtedly managed to catch the eye of the public, and the next single Da Funk was a sound success all over the world. In September 1996, Daft Punk transmitted to the studio Virgin Records, recording the debut album Homework a year later.
The innovative mixture of house, techno and electronica, clearly noticeable in the mesmerizing composition Around The World, made a sensation in the dance music world out of the disc Homework. Brave experimental videos for the songs of Daft Punk also heated the interest to the band, so did the atmosphere of mystery over the appearance of the two musicians. Some people accused appearing in masks Bangalter and de Homem-Christo of the deliberate ignition of interest to their faces - but the real reason for such behavior was the banal shyness of the artists. Later they were enlightened by the idea of wearing the E. T. suits for the performances and interviews. This image proved to fit ideally to the vocodered robotic vocals that became the significant element in the Daft Punk activity. In 1999, the duet locked in the studio, writing the new album Discovery, which saw light in 2001. The work astonished the listeners with the strong influence of the dance music of 70s and 80s along with the noticeable flavor of synthpop. In order to transfer the atmosphere of that period, the members of Daft Punk used the rarity equipment of the corresponding decades, which showed the preciseness of rather robots than human beings.
While such hits as Face To Face, One More Time, Digital Love and Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger from the Discovery album could be heard in any club in the world, Daft Punk released the live record Alive 1997 from the British concert in Birmingham. In 2003, the musicians presented their animated film Interstella 5555: The 5tory Of The 5ecret 5tar 5ystem and used the Discovery disc as the soundtrack to it. In 2004, Daft Punk spent only 6 weeks, working over the new full-length. The disc Human After All, full of sparkling humor, was issued in March 2005, presenting the world with such electronic hits as Robot Rock and Technologic. In 2006, the artists decided to overview the results of their musical activity with the anthology Musique Vol. 1 1993-2005. That year was also stressed with the performance of the first film by the electronica monsters titled Electroma on the Cannes Festival. In 2007, Daft Punk helped rapper Kanye West to record the composition Stronger for his album Graduation, heading to the Alive 2007 tour after that collaboration. The performers made up their mind to commemorate this tour with the live release of the work titled Alive 2007, made during the Paris concert and issued in ten years after the band's first live album.