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Daft Punk's Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo Shares New Knight Club Song

by Ryan Middleton   May 31, 2015 10:07 AM EDT

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The members of Daft Punk, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo, are known as some of the most popular DJs in the world together, but they each have their own individual projects that excel as well. Bangalter has been producing disco and French touch for over 20 years, with a more active discography in the 1990s. Homem-Christo has also been active producing French touch and working with other composers to help score pieces for films—similar to Daft Punk's effort for Tron. A new piece of music from Homem-Christo's side project Le Knight Club with Eric Chedeville (Rico the Wizard, Sixtine 1/3) has emerged on the web from the score of Gates Of The Sun, a French film about a paramilitary group fighting to keep Algeria under French rule.

Patrick Matteodo, the composer who scored the film, explained the Daft Punk member's role in the movie.

"We had to be the only ones working on this production, but the director turned to Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo, who gave one or two titles, no more."

His collaborator on the project, Cheadville, who founded the label Crydamore with Homem-Christo in the '90s, also talked about their role in the film.

"Guy-Man made short music in this film. Initially it had to be for a fight scene with Mike Tyson, but it is the final in a scene inside a box. It should not exceed two minutes, I think. The two composers, Patrick and Jean-Jacques Matteodo Ipino ,made at least 80 percent of the soundtrack. And the piece will not be signed 'Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo' but 'Knight Club,' the nickname that was used at the time of Crydamour. The director is a friend of Guy-Man, he wanted to give him a hand."

Listen to Le Knight Club's tune "The Fight" below.

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