The date on which a computer bug caused Daft Punk's synthesizer to explode. The accident necessitated reconstructive surgery for both Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, which is why they are now robots. Most of the recording of DISCOVERY was completed after this date, which is a mix of music between the computer chip in their brains with their beating hearts.
"In September 1999, we had this small explosion in our studio around the 9/9/99 computer bug where the sampler crashed and there was some accident—and then we just turned out to become robots. We look like robots, so we don't wear masks anymore."
by bigwtx July 24, 2009