Daft Punk

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Though their 2005 long-player Human After All fizzled with audiences, Parisians Guy-Manuel de Christo and Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk never relinquished their extraterrestrial getup or their insatiable brand of slick, sexy robo-disco-funk. Chalk it up to a dearth of dancefloor delight, nostalgia or simply perfect timing, but in 2007 the duo was back and ubiquitous on the live circuit, reaping plenty of adulation in the process. "I don't see it as a comeback but rather a resurgence," says Redlight Management's Adam Foley, who reps Daft Punk contemporaries including UNKLE and DJ Sasha. "They have always stayed true to what Daft Punk is all about.Musically, they blend so many different styles of music to create something uniquely Daft Punk."Adorned in their interplanetary gear and appearing on an elaborate stage set, Daft Punk tore through a slew of major festivals and one-off shows, inducing spasmodic dancing everywhere from Las Vegas to Brooklyn's Keyspan Park and their native France. Using live Mac Protriggered video, MIDI controllers, mixers and Moogs to manipulate and enhance their performance, the live set spanned their entire catalog from "Da Funk" off 1997's debut Homework, the much-sampled "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" and even improved versions of songs from Human. The entire experience is captured on the recently released DVD Alive, which features their show from the Bercy in their Paris hometown, capping a triumphant year and welcome return.

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