Daft Punk have spent decades shrouded in mystery. From rarely being seen without their helmets, to the origins of their name, the duo have kept a surprisingly low profile when compared to their massive global success. Before they were a duo, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter were part of a trio alongside Laurent Brancowitz dubbed Darlin. In 1993 the group got slammed in a now defunct magazine, Melody Maker, where the writer described their music as “daft punky thrash.” When Laurent left and the trio split, Guy and Thomas went on to adopt the name Daft Punk in honor of their former group. And there you have it, the birth of one of electronic music’s most iconic names.
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