Daft Punk is one of the biggest names in the electronica genre, which has been steadily on the rise in the music industry and is no longer regarded as only for the underground crowd. Eden chronicles the early days of electronic dance music and follows the young DJ Paul as he forms a duo called Cheers as they become entranced into the rave culture.
While Paul is the main focus of Eden, the film also features the beginnings of Daft Punk. Electronic music back in the late 80’s and early 90’s wasn’t like it is today, and what Cheers and Daft Punk were doing was considered revolutionary. While Daft Punk would rise in popularity to become the household name they are today, Paul would struggle with keeping up with a lifestyle filled with partying, sex, and drugs. They both started the same but would end up in two completely places when all is said and done.
Naturally, the best element of Eden is its soundtrack, which features a strong track listing from numerous electronica artists, including Daft Punk. The scenes that take place in the clubs are some of the strongest and deliver what audiences would expect from a film about the booming dance scene. It’s a movie you just want to listen to.
Regardless of whether or not you’re familiar with the genre, Eden is a film worth seeing. For those without any knowledge about the scene, it’s an interesting window into the early years of modern electronica, while fans will find comfort with its spectacular soundtrack. Eden has something for everyone.