It was over a year ago that we first heard that the BBC and French network Canal Plus were working on an in-depth documentary about dance music’s biggest superstars Canal Plus, delving deep into the back story of the two mysterious Frenchmen who became a genuine global phenomenon.
Daft Punk - Behind The Helmets
Sponsored by Olmeca Tequila, Mixmag has delivered a stellar mini-documentary to offer behind-the-scenes look at Daft Punk’s most iconic equipment: the helmets.
In 1997, Daft Punk released Homework, their debut LP which slammed them front and center on the dance map.
Starting in 1999, the duo sought to redefine their identities so as to become more aligned the direction of their music. They consulted with Grammy winning video directors Alex & Martin for designs, and Tony Gardner of Alterian Inc. contributed his special effects expertise to make the project a reality.It wasn’t long before the robots were born and history was made.
Watch the video below on the inspiration behind the helmets, the developmental journey, and how they’ve evolved over the years.