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DJs We Heart: Daft Punk

The robots are taking over

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    The robots are taking over! They made a splash at this year's Grammys, taking home five awards. Take a look back on the highlights of their legendary career.

    At the recent Grammy Awards, the robots performed for the second time on the awards show ever, along with Pharrell Williams, Nile Rogers, and the legendary Stevie Wonder!

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    The robots swept the Grammy Awards this year, taking home a Grammy in each of the five categories they were nominated in.

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    The robots made their fans extremely happy when they made their comeback with "Get Lucky" featuring Pharrell Williams, off of their latest album Random Access Memories.

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    They were once in a GAP commercial.

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    Thomas Bangalter’s dad Daniel Vangarde wrote Ottawan’s ‘D.I.S.C.O.’ and the Gibson Brothers’ ‘Cuba’.
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    David Bowie asked them to remix one of his songs, which they declined to do.

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    Their faces have been hidden in photographs by their famous helmets since 1996.

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    Thomas Bangalter had a sideproject with one of the Random Access Memories collaborators DJ Falcon called ‘Together.’ They released two songs: ‘So Much Love To Give.’

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    Prior to their robot helmets, they posted in other masks for photoshoots, including Beavis and Butthead.

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    They got their name "Daft Punk" from a review that described their song "Cindy, So Loud" as "daft punky thrash."

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    They are Barry Manilow fans.

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    In 1998, another Thomas Bangalter side project called Stardust had a worldwide hit with ‘Music Sounds Better With You’.

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    In 2010 during a Pheonix show, the duo appeared on stage and performed "Harder Better Faster Stronger."

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    A fan made has video set to their hit "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" called "Daft Hands" which has over 56 million views.

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    Daft Punk also appeared along side Kanye West during his 2008 Grammy performance of "Stronger."

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    Daft Punk’s latest album ‘Random Access Memories’ is 74 minutes long.
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    The duo met in 1987, while attending school in Paris, at just 12 years old.

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    After becoming good friends, they recorded demos with others in their school - including Laurent Brancowitz of today's Pheonix - and formed a band called Darlin', which gets its name from the Beach Boys hit. Listen to "Darlin'" by the Beach Boys.

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    Under a special deal, in 1996, they signed with Virgin Records.

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    In 1999, a collection of videos was released called "D.A.F.T.: A Story About Dogs, Androids, Firemen and Tomatoes," which consisted of music videos from their debut album "Homework."
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    They once produced a film called "Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem"
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    A Daft Punk anthology CD/DVD called "Musique Vol. 1 1993–2005 was released on 4 April 2006, and it includes music videos for "The Prime Time of Your Life" and "Robot Rock (Maximum Overdrive)."
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    The duo held its Daft Arts production office at the Jim Henson Studios complex in Hollywood, California.

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    They won their first Grammy awards in 2009 for "Harder Better Fast Stronger (Alive 2007)" for Best Dance Recording, and for "Alive 2007" as Best Electronic/Dance Album.

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    They earned their first Grammy nomination in 1998 for "Da Funk."
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    In 2011, Coca-Cola distributed Limited Edition Coca-Cola bottles designed by Daft Punk (called Daft Coke), which were sold only in France.
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    The duo made a cameo appearance within "Tron: Legacy" as masked DJs at the "End of Line" nightclub.

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    Daft Punk mixed and composed much of the music for the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2008 Womenswear Full Show on 7 October 2007.

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