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Daft Punk documentary unchains end of this month

Want to know more about electronic music duo, Daft Punk?

“Daft Punk Unchained”, a documentary on the French musicians, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, will soon be released by the end of the month.

It has been a year since it was first announced that the helmet-wearing DJs will be the focus of a BBC Worldwide France documentary. Now it is ready to be unchained *coughs* on French TV station Canal+ this 24 June.

Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers will also feature in Daft Punk’s documentary.

According to Billboard, the international release date for the TV documentary – which is touted as the “first film about the pop culture phenomenon” – will be announced at a later stage. 

Directed by Hervé Martin-Delpierre, who has had several TV docs under his belt for the past 15 years, the movie will also feature a theme track by Joseph Trapanese, the American composer who previously worked with Daft Punk on the score for “Tron: Legacy”.

Known for their elusive behavior and love of “facial concealing” (helmets, bags, backs facing the camera – they go the extra length to keep their faces off any broadcast), the documentary promises to reveal more about “The Robots”.

Daft Punk in their iconic “robot” gear.

According to the press release as quoted by NME News:

“This documentary explores this unprecedented cultural revolution revealing a duo of artists on a permanent quest for creativity, independence and freedom. Between fiction and reality, magic and secret, future and reinvention, theatricality and humility, The Robots have built a unique world. The film combines rare archive footage as well as exclusive interviews with their closest collaborators.”

The exclusive interviews included fifteen years’ worth of interview footage, LessThan3 reports, including interviews with the duo’s collaborators and friends such as “Pharrell Williams, Skrillex, Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, Kanye West, Michel Gondry, Pete Tong, and more.”

One of Daft Punks’ collaborators, Kanye West.

The multiple award-winning duo’s last studio album was 2013’s “Random Access Memories”. Most recently, Guy-Man released a song under Le Knight Club (a band founded in 1997 by him and Eric Chédeville, the founder of the Hard House Label ‘Pumpking Records‘). 

Called “Gates Of The Sun”, the song is the Knight’s first song since 2002, and is the soundtrack to Mike Tyson-starrer movie of the same name.

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