Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger: Daft Punk's 10 greatest moments

From dancefloors to festivals to the Grammys, the dance-music duo Daft Punk conquered the world. Upon their retirement, here are 10 essential musical moments.

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“No one had seen that level of production. Everybody who was in the tent was texting everybody else: ‘You are missing this! This is the greatest thing I’ve ever seen!'' a dance music historian said of Daft Punk's Coachella performance

From dancefloors to festivals to the Grammys, the dance-music duo Daft Punk conquered the world. Upon their retirement, here are 10 essential musical moments.

Advertisement“No one had seen anything like that,” dance music historian Michaelangelo Matos said in the 2015 documentary “Daft Punk Unchained.” “No one had seen that level of production. Everybody who was in the tent was texting everybody else: ‘You are missing this! This is the greatest thing I’ve ever seen! You’re missing the greatest performance of all time.’”

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Withthe release of a videoexploding their robot bodies forever, Bangalter and de Homem-Christo announced Monday that they were calling its quits, 28 years after forming and seven years after their smash “Get Lucky” propelled an album of the year win at the Grammys for “Random Access Memories”.

With a catalog packed with club bangers, film scores, Kanye West and the Weeknd collaborations and dance chart No. 1s, Daft Punk enjoyed what was arguably the most influential and accomplished career in modern electronic music.Here are 10 essential moments from its career. headtopics.com

Advertisement×The duo’s first hit single in its new guise after a brief indie-rock career set the template for its music to come — a hot-grease synthesizer lick, perfectly chopped samples and a Spike Jonze-directed video with a man-dog in a trench coat that became a staple of the MTV era.

2. ‘Around the World' (1997)Advertisement×One of the most stylish, endlessly loopable cuts from the “Homework” album that showed a softer, sophisticated approach to contemporary house, with a colorful yet droll dance video. (Daft Punk had great ones from this era with Jonze, Michel Gondry, Roman Coppola and Seb Janiak.)

3. ‘One More Time' (2001)×AdvertisementThe most reliable, hands-up exultant track in its catalog; it’s never a bad time in a DJ set to cue up this ultra-compressed triumph and watch the room burst open.4. ‘Face to Face' (2004)A team-up with U.S. producer Todd Edwards, the fifth single from “Discovery” topped U.S. dance charts in 2004 (succeeded by Britney Spears’ “Toxic”... what a month!).

AdvertisementInterstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem' (2003)Not a song but the band’s feature-length anime film/companion to its “Discovery” album, under the tutelage of legendary animation studio Toei and director Kazuhisa Takenouchi. headtopics.com

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6. ‘Robot Rock' (2005)×The tougher edges, rock attitude and crushing dynamics of “Robot Rock” set the tone for manager Pedro Winter’s Ed Banger Records, which would bring French club music into a new and genuinely thrilling era. The “Human After All” album came out to mixed reviews, but the lead singles have stood up as catalog staples for its live sets, which is where the band took its concept to entirely new heights.

Advertisement×This live version off of its beloved, towering post-Coachella tour album “Alive” was released as a single and makes a strong case as its definitive take. Kanye West later used the song as the centerpiece sample of his own smash, “Stronger.”

8. ‘Tron: Legacy' (2010)The two dozen cuts the band produced from the rebooted sci-fi milestone might not get much club play today, but it shows the level of rigor and musicianship the band was capable of away from dancefloors.AdvertisementGet Lucky

' (2013)For most of the non-dance-music world, this track will be their calling card forevermore. Just pure, perfect throwback disco, witty and rousing and generation-spanning. Nile Rodgers on inimitable guitar, Pharrell on the just-reaching-enough vocals — it’s the gold-standard single on the band’s Grammy-dominating “Random Access Memories.” headtopics.com

10. The Weeknd, ‘Starboy' / ‘I Feel It Coming' (2016)× Read more: Los Angeles Times »

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