June 10, 2015


Daft Punk TV Doc Teases Helmet-lessness, Kanye West Interview

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Tim Mosenfelder/WireImage

Update (6/10): Almost a year ago, we got news that the first-ever Daft Punk documentary was in the works. Now, we have a release date, details about special guests and more.

Daft Punk Unchained is an hourlong TV doc that follows the rise of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo aka the French robot duo we know and love today. Produced by BBC Worldwide, the special will air June 24 on Canal+, a channel in the act's native France. International release dates are expected soon, but don't be surprised if this one ends up as another Tidal exclusive as the guys are partners in Jay Z's streaming service.

Some highlights being teased so far include viewers getting to see what the guys look like under their helmets (!!!) as well interviews with Kanye WestPharrellNile Rodgers and Giorgio Moroder.

The last juicy bit we learned was about the doc's accompanying theme song will be composed by Joseph Trapanese, the man who worked on the Tron 2 soundtrack with the robots.

Original Story (2014): Daft Punk is about to lose the masks ... kind of. The BBC France has announced that they are producing a TV documentary about the notoriously mysterious French duo. 

The doc promises that "viewers will get an insight into the artistic world of Daft Punk ... and the extraordinary story of the two award-winning French DJ musicians hidden behind robot masks." Ooh la la.

Save for their knack for finding brilliant samples, little is known about the robotic pair's studio habits and how they get on creatively. Maybe the guys will even have on-air interviews without their helmets. If they do, it will be the longest amount of time the world will lay eyes on Daft Punk sans masks.

The doc will air in 2015, which means you have a ton of time to figure out how to make your very own Daft Punk mask to wear to the premiere