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The Inspirations of Daft Punk

You would only expect a duo as eclectic as Daft Punk to have similarly eclectic influences. From Gary Numan to Tron, the two take inspiration not just from music, but from film and art. This side-by-side comparison shows some of the ways Daft Punk has referenced or been inspired over the last 20 years.

  • 21st Century Vinyl

    There have been lots of changes in how we listen to music since the vinyl record was the dominant format. From records to cassettes to CDs and finally the mp3, how we store music has evolved, but the process of making a record has stayed basically the same since the early 1900s. With this in mind, a group of people is bringing record manufacturing out of the dark ages and into the 21st century.

  • How Sweethearts are Made

    The New England Confectionery Company, or Necco, has been kicking out the most popular Valentine's Day candy since 1901: Sweethearts. The little heart-shaped candies with the love-themed sayings are as ubiquitous on February 14th as flowers and chocolate, to the tune of over 2 billion per year. Refinery 29 goes to the heart of Valentine's Day for a behind-the-scenes look at how Necco creates its famous candy.