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Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Split)
  • Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Split)
  • Daft Punk / Steam Powered Giraffe
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Listen with both ear buds or headphones. “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” by Daft Punk / Steam Powered Giraffe. The left ear is the cover by Steam Powered Giraffe while the right ear is the original version by Daft Punk. Listen to my other stuff here.

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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.

People understand that you don’t need to be on the covers of magazines with your face to make good music. Painters or other artists, you don’t know them but you know what they are doing. We are very happy that the concept in itself is becoming famous. In France, you speak of Daft Punk and I’m sure millions of people have heard it, but less than a few thousand people know our face—which is the thing we’re into. We control it, but it’s not us physically, our persons. We don’t want to run into people who are the same age as us, shaking our hand and saying, ‘Can I have your autograph?’ because we think we’re exactly like them. Even girls, they can fall in love with your music, but not with you. You don’t always have to compromise yourself to be successful.”

- Thomas Bangalter (1997)