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Daft Punk: A Trip Inside the Pyramid
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Daft Punk: A Trip Inside the Pyramid

by Dina Santorelli
 

Daft Punk, the legendary electronic music duo from France, is currently the hottest band in the world. In May 2013, Random Access Memories debuted at #1 on the charts in over 97 countries—including the U.S., Mexico, France, the UK, Japan, Australia, and many more. But Daft Punk's fame is anything but new—they've been a huge global hit since the

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Daft Punk, the legendary electronic music duo from France, is currently the hottest band in the world. In May 2013, Random Access Memories debuted at #1 on the charts in over 97 countries—including the U.S., Mexico, France, the UK, Japan, Australia, and many more. But Daft Punk's fame is anything but new—they've been a huge global hit since the late 1990's, when they revolutionized house music, first in France, and then worldwide, transforming themselves into an international phenomenon.

Daft Punk's robot helmets and overall space-age look has become iconic for the millennial generation. This gorgeous, full-color book will be the perfect companion for fans around the globe:

—Reproducing their brilliant live shows throughout the course of their careers as musical artists

—Sharing their many musical influences, from the Rolling Stones to Elton John, and even Andy Warhol

—Charting their rise to international super-stardom

—Revealing the story of the men behind the masks

Daft Punk's album Random Access Memories won in 4 categories at the 2014 Grammy Awards: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Dance/Electronica Album, and their single, Get Lucky (with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers), won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.

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"Recommended for Daft Punk fans, those who enjoy EDM, and/or those interested in understanding the path from creative to cultural icon."—Library Journal
Library Journal
★ 03/01/2014
If you've ever nodded your head while watching Disney's Tron: The Legacy, or while playing DJ Hero (an offshoot of the now defunct Activision video game "Guitar Hero" series), then you have experienced the technological genre-bending ubiquity of this title. Santorelli's biography of the French EDM (electronic dance music) pioneers, whose "Random Access Memories" won a Grammy for album of the year, successfully unveils the duo known for hiding their identities behind robotic helmets. Not only are readers given basic biographical information about the men behind the global phenomenon (Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo) but, most important, they are provided with an exploratory view of the inspiration, thought process, and production of their groundbreaking artistic endeavors that transcend music. This title is both a critical analysis of the band as experimental artist-icons and an homage to the multitude of creators and collaborators who have inspired (and are inspired by) the duo. VERDICT Recommended for Daft Punk fans, those who enjoy EDM, and/or those interested in understanding the path from creative to cultural icon.—Tamela Chambers, Chicago Pub. Schs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781250049971
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
01/21/2014
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 10.15(h) x 0.77(d)

Meet the Author


DINA SANTORELLI has been a freelance writer for over 15 years and has written frequently about entertainment and pop culture topics. Voted one of the Best Long Island Authors for 2013 (Long Island Press), Dina has collaborated on a variety of book projects, including Good Girls Don't Get Fat (Harlequin, 2010), The Brown Betty Cookbook (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012) and Bully (Weinstein, 2013), the companion book to the acclaimed documentary. Additionally, Dina's debut novel, Baby Grand, is a Top Rated Mystery & Thriller on Amazon Kindle. Dina currently serves as the Executive Editor of Salute and Family magazines.

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