Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo are better known as the robotic dance duo Daft Punk, who more or less played a role in dance music’s permanent explosion into the main stream psyche. A popular question by fans about the enigmatic characters, however, is who they are beyond their futuristic personas. Luckily, a brand new French documentary titled Les débuts des Daft Punk – Daft Punk Unchained can shed a little light on this much-discussed topic.
Much time has passed since an image of a de-masked Daft Punk have been revealed — 22 years, to be exact. They’ve done such a good job at remaining in complete anonymity, according to the documentary, that they can even take the Parisian metro with zero fans coming up to ask for photographs. However, Daft Punk Unchained, has happened upon a rare cameo of Thomas Bangalter from a Quentin Dupieux film that came out in 2015, where the musician can be seen sitting in a waiting room reading the newspaper.
While not particularly fascinating, this rare glimpse is certainly enough to have Daft Punk followers clamoring to view the short cameo and get a better glimpse of who Daft Punk really are. Ultimately, however, they mysterious outfit has once again succeeded in generating an unimaginable amount of hype without even trying — a classic skill, indeed.