These include the US Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play number-one singles "Da Funk" and "Around the World", the latter of which reached number 61 on the Billboard Hot 100.In 1993 Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo presented a demo of electronic music to Stuart Macmillan of Slam at a rave in Euro Disney.The contents of the cassette eventually saw release on the single "The New Wave", which was released on April 11, 1994 on Slam's Soma Quality Recordings label.
He noted that "They were doing everything based on how they wanted to do it. People say we're control freaks, but control is controlling your destiny without controlling other people.
As opposed to, 'oh we got signed to this record company, we gotta use their plan.' They wanted to make sure they never had to do anything that would make them feel bummed on making music." In regards to the duo's creative control and freedom, Bangalter said: We've got much more control than money. We live in a society where money is what people want, so they can't get the control. We're not trying to manipulate other people, just controlling what we do ourselves. People should stop thinking that an artist that controls what he does is a bad thing.
During the same year, Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons requested that the duo remix their single "Life Is Sweet" and open for The Chemical Brothers' tour in the United Kingdom.
The ensuing popularity of Daft Punk's singles led to their signing with Virgin Records in September 1996.
After working on projects that were intended to be separate singles over five months, they considered the material good enough for an album.
Commercially successful, Homework appeared in 14 national charts, peaking at number 150 on the United States Billboard 200 and at number 37 on the Australian Albums Chart."Da Funk" and "Rollin' & Scratchin'" were released as a single under the Soma label in 1995.The tracks were then utilized by The Chemical Brothers in DJ sets at The Heavenly Social in London.In retrospect, this album is a bit raw and sounds way distinct than its successors, but it’s an instant classic to love and listen to for its more-than-1-hour duration.“Alive” became the basis for their concerts of the same name, while “Da Funk” became one of Daft Punk’s most recognized songs.By February 2001, the album had sold more than two million copies worldwide and received several gold and platinum certifications.Overall Homework received positive critical response. The album features singles that had significant impact in the French house and global dance music scenes.Homework is the debut studio album by French electronic music duo Daft Punk, released on 17 January 1997 with Virgin Records.Homework's success brought worldwide attention to French house music.According to The Village Voice, the album revived house music and departed from the Eurodance formula.The duo produced the tracks without plans to release an album.