French dance music duo Daft Punk (Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter) have been doing a lot of press lately for their work on the soundtrack for the Tron sequel. This interview with Los Angeles Times caught our attention mainly for their awesome shout out to Star Wars and how it influenced their iconic helmet costumes.
Of course, we knew of Daft Punk’s love of Star Wars thanks to their cameo in last year’s Force-tastic adidas Originals commercial.
So it had to be asked: Are those robot helmets (without which Daft Punk is never photographed) an implicit homage to Tron?
“It’s closer to a Star Wars vibe,” said De Homem-Christo. “It’s very ’70s, but very relevant to me. We are robots, because we think it fits.”
Bangalter added: “We liked the idea of these robot personas — the concept that robots, that technology can connect people or help you integrate on a daily basis but also scare people. That’s what we created instead of showing us. We find it more stimulating and entertaining.”
Read the full interview here:
Daft Punk discusses the inspiration behind the robot helmets: More ‘Star Wars’ than ‘Tron’ — via LA Times