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Daft Punk is the most influential music group of the last quarter century. Two crate-diving music nerds melded disco, funk, glam pop and rock into a dizzying array of driving French Touch house music with sleek robot imagery and a unique vocoder sound, and changed the course of the music industry forever. Please follow us on this journey, as we delve into the history of Daft Punk, from their earliest days as best friends in eighth grade to their chart-topping fame as the world's most importa ...
 
Welcome to the podcast! Who Wants To Know? is hosted by four beautiful men who enjoy talking about music and movies. Drew Griffith, Chad Jaso, Austin Norman, and Zack Wiggs invite a guest each episode to pick an album or movie that they will then discuss. They cover all of the hard hitting questions like, “Why do you like that movie?” and, “Do you think this is a good song?”.
 
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This week, Alive 2021: A Daft Punk Podcast is back with an incredible interview with music journalist Ben Cardew, whose new book "Daft Punk's Discovery: The Future Unfurled" is available for preorder now. Ben and the boys discuss everyone's favorite French robots in depth. ORDER BEN'S BOOK HERE! - BOOK LINK WE HAVE T-SHIRTS! Order your "TWO FRENCH …
 
We said we were done. We said the show was over — and we were right for one whole week! ALIVE 2021: A Daft Punk Podcast is back this week with a special EMERGENCY EPISODE! Society Magazine posted a bombshell article, talking about the ins-and-outs of the Robots' breakup. We skim through the article, touching on the most interesting information we l…
 
We have finally come to an end. Over the course of the show, we have talked about Daft Punk for more than two full days, and now we recap what we have learned. We talk about how much Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo have meant and how much fun it has been to celebrate our two favorite French robots these last four months. We also ra…
 
This week we follow the bots into the projects, tunes, news and grooves of the years following their final studio album. Join us as we discuss collaborations with Kanye, The Weeknd and Parcels, as well as their final public appearances as a band. WE HAVE T-SHIRTS! Order your "TWO FRENCH ROBOTS" shirt today! - T-Shirt Link If you have a story to tel…
 
This week, we close out or Random Access Memories coverage with our track-by-track review of Daft Punk's venerated and final album. Join us for the journey, as three best friends nerd out for over three and a half hours about this beautiful piece of modern disco perfection. If you're a fan of the world's Frenchest robots, this episode is for you! W…
 
After decades of success as one of the best and most influential sampling acts of all time, Daft Punk had a bold idea: what if, instead of sampling their heroes' music, they sampled their brains? And thus was born Random Access Memories, the robots' most ambitious, beautiful record of their career. Spanning nearly five years and studios around the …
 
In May of 2013, Daft Punk released their most ambitious album yet, a soaring celebration of decadence, recorded like their favorite 1970s disco anthems. After 20 years of making music in their bedrooms, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo traveled across the globe, recording in the most famous studios in the world and working with the …
 
Our favorite French robots were riding high after a celebrated world tour, the Kanye song that vaulted them to a new level of popularity and a spotlight in DJ Hero. What comes next? A soundtrack to a major motion picture of course! This week, we're talking Tron! WE HAVE T-SHIRTS! Pre-order your "TWO FRENCH ROBOTS" shirt today! - T-Shirt Link If you…
 
Daft Punk celebrated their hugely influential Alive 2007 world tour by releasing a spectacularly recorded version of their Paris show. This album has stood the test of time as one of the greatest live albums in music history, and, this week on Alive 2021, we get completely effusive about one of our favorite pieces of music ever. Join us for a joyou…
 
On April 29, 2006, Daft Punk changed the course of history with one incredible performance in the California desert. The pyramid. The robots. The dizzying mix of Daft Punk songs expertly smashed together. It is one of the most glorious and influential tours in dance music history — and it's finally time for us to talk about it! In this episode, we …
 
This week, we watched a live action feature film from two truly electro-men. Thomas and Guy-Man go Thelma & Louise in this art house cult classic that takes the disco bots to the desert and beyond. Listen in as we dive deep into the final project of the paranoid, anxious third chapter of their excellent career. WE HAVE T-SHIRTS! Pre-order your "TWO…
 
In this relaxed episode, we go through the Human After All remix album track-by-track, musing about the hard-driving electro sound of the mid-2000s, Justice's rise from a remix machine into an unstoppable force, Soulwax's genius and much, much more! WE HAVE T-SHIRTS! Pre-order your "TWO FRENCH ROBOTS" shirt today! - T-Shirt Link If you have a story…
 
IT'S ANOTHER ALBUM EPISODE! In 2005, Daft Punk released their most divisive and misunderstood record, Human After All. Thomas and Guy-Man wrote an album in just six weeks and then did not do press to hype the release, instead simply saying, "Human After All Speaks For Itself." On today's episode, we talk about the history of the record and then go …
 
With the release of Discovery, Daft Punk changed the game. They also revolutionized the business model of the recording industry, inventing an online clubhouse for their fans to convene and listen to Daft Punk exclusive content for free. Before iTunes or Spotify or any streaming service, Thomas and Guy-Man unveiled Daft Club — proving their were mi…
 
Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo knew they had created a special album with their sophomore effort, Discovery. And they knew they wanted to do something special with the video component of the album. Eschewing the traditional music video cycle of the TRL era at the turn of the millennium, Daft Punk embarked on a four-year, $4 millio…
 
We take a break from our normally scheduled programming to talk with MixMag managing director Nick Stevenson! Nick is a journalist who has covered the world of dance music for more than 20 years -- and he has some incredible stories and insights about Daft Punk and beyond! We discuss Nick discovering dance music as a kid in England, finding his car…
 
In 2001, Daft Punk changed the course of history with the release of a revolutionary new album, Discovery. This week, we wrap up our history report on the Robots' work around this time, and then we delve into an in-depth analysis of the legendary record, track by track. This is a MUST LISTEN for any Daft Punk fan! If you have a story to tell or a c…
 
In 2001, Daft Punk changed the course of history with the release of a revolutionary new album, Discovery. In this episode, we discuss Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo's goals and dreams for the new record, as well as their recording styles and influences on the new sound. We also dive into their physical evolution from boys to 'Bot…
 
Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo of Daft Punk have made some of the most influential and important dance music in the last 30 years. And the Daft Punk stuff ain't bad, either! JK JK! But, in reality, Thomas' work with his solo label Roulé and Guy-Man's venture with Crydamoure helped shape the sound and vibe of the French Touch movem…
 
Thomas and Guy-Man set the world on fire with Daft Punk's debut record, Homework. But they also gained a reputation as one of the best live dance acts on the planet in the 1990s, well before their legendary Coachella performance. This week, we visit the boys' live performances around the release of Homework, from their blistering DJ sets at raves i…
 
Thomas and Guy-Man from Daft Punk became best friends when they were children, bonding over sci-fi and horror films. They always knew they wanted to explore movie-making — and they used the success of their debut album, Homework, to hire some of the best music video directors of the 1990s, so they could learn the tricks of the trade! Join us on a d…
 
This week, we turned in our Homework. We discuss the boys' debut album which sets the world of dance and pop ablaze. In a track-by-track breakdown, we cover the history of the tunes, the samples they chop, the gear they use, and the techniques that make this record an absolute corker. If you have a story to tell or a correction to mention, please e…
 
In this episode, we cover how Thomas and Guy-Man met as kids in Paris, bonding over campy movies and disco records. We talk about their earliest forays into music and their discovery of the French rave scene, which led them to making dance music in Thomas' childhood bedroom. If you have a story to tell or a correction to mention, please email us at…
 
Welcome to ALIVE 2021: A Daft Punk Podcast! Each week, three best friends from Detroit, Michigan will discuss the best band in the world: DAFT PUNK! Daft Punk is the most influential music group of the last quarter century. Two crate-diving music nerds melded disco, funk, glam pop and rock into a dizzying array of driving French Touch house music w…
 
The boys discuss the goods and good-nots (?) of Weezer’s sophomore album Pinkerton. Is it better than their self-titled first album? Does it deserve the amount of love it gets? Is Rivers Cuomo a chauvinist nerd? All of these questions and more are kind of touched on in this new episode! Matt re-lives a bit of his teen-angst days (again), Nick gives…
 
The boys embark on a “discovery” of whether they’re “human after all”, but they may not have done the “homework” required. Daft Punk is the topic at hand, specifically Daft Punk’s gorgeous and ambitious 2013 record “Random Access Memories”. Nick talks about his fandom for Daft Punk’s least liked album, Matt recommends the controversial opinion that…
 
The boys get so blue when they talk about Joni Mitchell’s seminal confessional, also called “Blue”. Nick and Matt spend much of the episode in awe of Joni’s brilliant songwriting prowess and reflecting on the album’s crushing sadness, but they do of course find time for some of their classic “goofs”, “japes”, and of course: “funnies”. Other topics …
 
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