Daft Punk is an electronic music duo consisting of French musicians Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (born 8 February 1974) and Thomas Bangalter (born 3 January 1975). Daft Punk reached significant popularity in the late 1990s house movement in France and met with continued success in the years following, combining elements of house with synthpop. In 2013, they had their biggest worldwide pop success with "Get Lucky" and became the first French act ever to have a UK number one album. The duo is credited with producing songs that are considered essential in the French house scene. The group was managed from 1996 to 2008 by Pedro Winter (Busy P), the head of Ed Banger Records. Early in the group's career, the band members were strongly influenced by groups such as the Beach Boys and the Rolling Stones.
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Peel initially played their early independent release 'Indo Silver Club (Part One)' on 12 January 1996. Subsequently, apart from broadcasting their live set from the 1996 Tribal Gathering on 30 June 1996, Peel rarely played them on his show. Despite this, the French duo entered the 1997 Festive Fifty at number 8 with "Rollin & Scratchin".