Call it neu-disco, nü-disco, French house, French touch, filter house, or even tekfunk. All of these terms refer to European-style dance-music that features disco loops and relies heavily on filter and phaser sound effects. It's usually high-energy and futuristic.
1. DAFT PUNK
The classic neu-disco group is Daft Punk. French duo Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter became Daft Punk in 1994 and were hugely influential in the French house movement. Their beats are always tight and hard-hitting, their shows are glam and full of lights. Not only did Daft Punk capture the pulse of '90s techno, but influenced most contemporary house.
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Word is spreading fast that the electro-dance power duo Daft Punk is planning a world tour for 2010. Although unconfirmed by representatives of the techno wonders, certain indicators are favorably pointing in the direction of a tour, namely their work on the upcoming Tron Legacy movie from Disney and the featuring of their likenesses on the new DJ Hero video game. Other indicators, such as the unprecedented success of their “Alive 2007” tour and the fact they haven’t released a full-length studio album since 2005’s Human After All, all point to a definite touring possibility.