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Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
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Guillaume Emmanuel de Homem-Christo


8 February 1974 (age 42)


Paris, France

Years active




Associated acts

Daft Punk
Le Knight Club

Also known as


Guillaume Emmanuel "Guy-Manuel" de Homem-Christo (born February 8, 1974)[1] is the co-founder and second-half of Daft Punk, beside Thomas Bangalter.

Early LifeEdit

Guy-Manuel De Homem Christo was born on February 8th 1974 in Paris, France. He stated in an interview, when he was 7 years old he was given a toy guitar and keyboard, and was given an electric guitar at 14. He expresses he uses the guitar when writing music. He met Thomas Bangalter in high school and quickly became friends due to their mutual fascination of films and music of the 1960s and 70s. Eventually, Guy-Manuel, Thomas Bangalter and Laurent Brancowitz formed Darlin', an indie rock band that was short lived. A negative review in Melody Maker referred to the act as "A bunch of daft punky thrash", to which they find the review amusing. This led to the disbanding of Darlin'.


After the disbanding of Darlin' Guy and Thomas became interested in electronic music after going into a club in 1992 and formed Daft Punk. Guy is credited for creating the Daft Punk logo. Besides Daft Punk work he is the co-founder of the group Le Knight Club which include himself and Eric Chedeville from Pumpkin Records. Both are the founder of the record label Crydamoure, in regards to Crydamoure, Guy Manuel stated; "Myself and Thomas have the same tastes in music. When I make records for Crydamoure it's a different style than what may end up as Daft Punk music. I know what Thomas likes, and he knows what I like. Crydamoure is not so production oriented, even if it's not too far from Daft Punk. The Daft Punk material is more orchestrated and slightly different. I may be working on a sample for Crydamoure, and maybe no one else can hear the difference, but we know. It's very precise." Guy Manuel produced Sebastien Tellier's 2008 album "Sexuality", he also co-produced Kavinsky's "Nightcall" EP with Sebastien in 2010.


In interviews, Guy-Manuel is the less talkative and more introverted one, while Thomas is the talkative one.


In regard of collaborations with other artists, he sees it as a matter of timing and creativity instead of fame and opportunity. He says in an interview:

"Well that depends on what we want to do at the time. It depends. I don’t know. Yeah, exactly. There are all these considerations you’re talking about. But yes, it just depends on the moment you’re asked. If you feel it and if you feel something creatively interesting then it’s possible. For everything that we’re asked to do, if we have a creative answer and think we might bring something to a project then we can do it. But if we don’t have any ideas or don’t think we can push the envelope by creating with anybody... Well, if you take Sebastien Tellier for example it is one of the few collaborations where I had the idea that I could do something and bring something to it. But it’s all about the moment and the situation. When it feels right to us, when we feel it we do it, and when we have the time. There’s so many factors."


  1. Daft Punk Musique Vol. 1 Official Site

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