Thomas Bangalter, born 3 January 1975) is a French musician, record producer, singer, songwriter, DJ, composer and film director, best known for being one half of the French house music duo Daft Punk, alongside Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. He has also recorded and released music as a member of the trio Stardust, the duo Together, and as a solo artist including compositions for the film Irréversible. Bangalter's work has influenced a wide range of artists, many of whom are involved in different genres. Thomas Bangalter owns a music label called Roulé. Outside of music production, his credits include film director and cinematographer. Thomas Bangalter was born in Paris, France. He began playing the piano at the age of six. Bangalter stated in a video interview that his parents were strict in keeping up his practice, for which he later thanked them. His father, Daniel Vangarde, was a famous songwriter and producer for performers such as the Gibson Brothers, Ottawan, and Sheila B. Devotion. As expressed by Bangalter, "I never had any intention to do what my father was doing." Bangalter's father is Jewish, but the family did not consider itself religious.
Manuel de Homem Christo