It was somewhat of a shock to see Daft Punk win so many awards at last night’s Grammys. It’s a, well, French robot-headed electronic music duo, Guy-Manuel de Momem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. They’ve been around for over two decades, and they’ve already won a place in the pantheon of French house music and electronic music worldwide.
The duo won record of the year for ‘Get Lucky’ and album of the year for ‘Random Access Memories,’ which was something of an upset. Perhaps a cultural boost for France, which is as much in the political doldrums as ever and on the day that French presient François Hollande announced that he is splitting up with ‘first lady’ Valerie Trierweiler.
Suffragio‘s favorite Daft Punk song? ‘Around the World,’ of course. From the duo’s 1997 debut, Homework.