Watch a fictional Daft Punk drop ‘Da Funk’ for the first time
Mia Hansen-Lí¸ve’s critically-acclaimed film about the ‘90s French Touch scene, Eden, is starting to get official cinema release dates around the world, after premiering locally at the French Film Festival earlier this year. The film is still picking up headlines in the music world, though, for its fictional portrayal of sideline characters Guy-Man and Thomas, aka Daft Punk.
In one of the film’s best scenes, the very-young duo drops a test-pressing of their first major single Da Funk at a house party in Paris, watching intently for the crowd’s reaction. As you’d expect, it goes off. DJ Mag has now premiered the clip as a teaser, ahead of the film’s US cinema release on 24 July, and you can watch it below.
Da Funk is one of three Daft Punk tracks licensed by the duo to appear in the film (at much less than they would normally charge); as co-writer (and the film’s inspiration) Sven Lí¸ve told French magazine Tsugi last year, “without their consent, the project could not succeed.”
The pair pop up several times in Eden (there’s a running joke about them being rejected from clubs when they’re not recognised sans mask). The clip below, though, is the duo’s key moment in the film – click play below to watch it.