Okay, we have to admit… when Daft Punk gave that electrifying performance at the Grammys and went on stage multiple times to collect their trophies, we all wondered what the faces behind those helmets look like. Come to think of it, haven’t we ALWAYS wondered?

Well, no more pondering and conjecturing. The faces have been unmasked!

drumroll cat


Here’s a rare video of the duo before they adopted the masks, way back in 1995 – when they were in their early 20s!

Daft Punk: Back In The Day

This is probably the most popular unmasked picture of them on the internet.

daft punk unmasked 1


Here are some more…

daft punk unmasked 5



daft punk unmasked 3


daft punk unmasked 2




Daft Punk: Today

One half of the genius duo – Thomas Bangalter

daft punk unmasked 8


Although not very clear, Guy Manuel de Homem Christo sports the same hairdo even today!

daft punk unmasked 6

“We don’t believe in the star system. We want the focus to be on the music. If we have to create an image, it must be an artificial image. That combination hides our physicality and also shows our view of the star system. It is not a compromise.”   –   Daft Punk

Masked or unmasked, we really hope to see them in India soon!


[Source: Buzzfeed and djz.com]