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"Bringing Order To The Chaos..." The Daft Punk Interview

Before the release of their first record in years, a rare sit-down with the legendary techno band, from their roots in France to surprising new inspirations from Hotel California.

Under the helmets, Thomas Bangalter (left) and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (right)
Under the helmets, Thomas Bangalter (left) and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (right)
Joseph Ghosn and Olivier Wicker

The year is 1993. An English journalist uses the words "Daft Punk" to qualify the music of a small French band of three teen rock fans that was calling itself Darlin’.

No offense was taken to that two-word description, and two of the band mates, in fact, decided to use this insult as their new project in electronic music. This was the beginning of an unmatched success for a French outfit, which has lasted to this very day: 20 years later, Daft Punk is among the most popular bands on earth, no one would dare to call them daft, now.

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Welcome to Friday, where Russia intensifies shelling in eastern Ukraine, Biden lands in South Korea, and a Mercedes becomes the most expensive car ever sold. Meanwhile, for German daily die Welt, Cosima Lutz explores the sizzling question of the skyrocketing price of cooking oils.

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