Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo of Daft Punk were once shrouded behind a veil of mystery. Secretive and nearly voiceless, the duo managed to remain detached almost completely from their music personas. Fans had very little insight into the mind’s of the French duo, however, Random Access Memories would change that entirely.

In the months leading up to the release of Random Access Memories the duo came forward to voice their opinions and thoughts on the world of dance music. Appearing in publications like GQ and The Rolling StoneDaft Punk opened up a whole new world of insight for all to see. Some of which we didn’t enjoy so much, namely the whole Thinking EDM was a producer, because “it all sounds the same” thing. Other stories, like the one below are more humanizing  and sometimes downright funny.

In their May interview for The Rolling Stone the Frenchmen talked candidly about their experiences with Ecstasy during their younger years. Supposedly and not surprisingly, Daft Punk found Molly back in 1993. Bangalter experimented with the drug for a year, but today, the Frenchman doesn’t look back on it too fondly saying,”The problem was that I was liking any music I’d hear, any crap – I had no critical judgment. The last time I did Ecstasy was the day Kurt Cobain died. We were at a party in Glasgow when I heard. Then we were going to an afterparty and I almost got hit by a truck.”

Now, I don’t know about you but that sounds like a typical Tuesday night to me… I bet I’m probably not alone in that. But if you think about it, there’s some serious wisdom to be gained from their story. If you don’t like Random Access Memories there’s a very simple solution, straight from Daft Punk themselves. Take Ecstasy. In no time, you’ll be rocking out to the freaking amazing guitar lines and drum patterns that sound like, so real you know? But to be sure you avoid Daft Punk‘s misadventure I recommend not listening to it in the middle of the street, no matter how good the pavement feels.


Here’s the obligatory we here at Your EDM neither condemn nor condone the use of illicit substances. 

@Brett Edgerly