Daft Punk is a French electronic music duo consisting of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. Daft Punk reached significant popularity in the late 1990s house movement in France and were met with continued success in the years following. The duo is also credited with producing songs that were considered essential in the French house scene. Daft Punk is noted for its elaborate live shows, in which visual elements are incorporated with the music. The group is also known for its emphasis on visual and story components associated with their musical productions, as well as for wearing ornate robot costumes while performing.
The duo composed the soundtrack for the 2010 Walt Disney Pictures film Tron: Legacy, with their score arranged and orchestrated by Joseph Trapanese. The duo collaborated with him for two years on the score, from pre-production to completion. The score features an 85-piece orchestra, recorded at AIR Lyndhurst Studios in London. Joseph Kosinski, director of Tron: Legacy, referred to the score as being a mixture of orchestral and electronic elements. Daft Punk also make a cameo appearance as disc jockey programs wearing modified versions of their trademark robot masks within the film's virtual world. The soundtrack album of the film was released on December 6, 2010. A deluxe 2-disc edition of the album was also released that includes a poster of the duo from the film. Additional bonus tracks are also available through various online vendors. An official music video for "Derezzed" also premiered on the MTV Networks on the same day the album was released. The video was later made available for purchase from the iTunes Store.
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