Go and listen to their first album, specifically the song "High Fidelity"
The entire song has about 3-6 tracks, that's it.
The song, however, is made not by the sounds themselves, but the GAPS BETWEEN THE SOUNDS
Yeah, I know. most people focus just on what you hear, but what you DON'T hear is what makes the song so funky and awesome.
Now, halfway through the song, it adds a NEW sound, that isn't "alberta... buh" but more like "ha ha ha, eee-aaa break" or something, and this makes the entire song sound WAY more intense. In dubstep, they'd have to add a bajillion different notes and sounds and widgets. But Daft Punk just needs one. Later, the two vocal sounds become combined, then the song ends.
The whole song is just 5-6 minutes, 3-6 sounds, and it's still incredible.
Go to their second album, specifically voyager. This takes the same concepts of the first song, but makes it way more catchy. You can hear the sounds are important as well as the gaps, melody, and other stuff. It starts with this epic melody, and then after looping it with a snare drum (so you can pay attention to it) it adds this wicked epic bass drum riff. It then adds just a couple more layers, and stops one at a time so you can hear all the intricate elements. Then, in the middle of the song, it takes it all away, and then goes back to the snare and the guitar riff, moves it back, and does it again but THIS TIME you get an epic piano melody and the song ends.
This entire time, it's only used just a few layers and the song is incredible. In any other kind of song, that energy would have to be done way differently with a lot more noises. That synth wave sound, just before it gets to be repetitive, is overlayed with all the sounds and the song just becomes great. You understand the breaks and the stuff and its really intricate but it still just has 5-7 tracks.
go to Human After All. listen to Television Rules the Nation
this one has even less sounds, and the song is now mixed with multi-layered drum sounds added one at a time. After the drum reaches its third little part, the guitar does the same thing, with a modulator. The vocals then repeat. Three tracks. Still the same amount of awesome. The tracks may loop, but they are just the perfect length to let them change melody the more you listen, especially the vocal tracks.
Listen to Daft Punk's Alive 2007, specifically the Around the World/Harder Better Faster Stronger.
This is where Daft Punk unleashed the energy people had wanted from them, and it fuses more than just the two listed songs. It has a crazy middle section. After all you learned from them, take into consideration that before this they've always had a very strong on songmaking. This really just blew my mind when I heard it.
From the Tron: Legacy Soundtrack, specifically the song Fall.
This song is pretty straightforeward, but it's only 1 minute and a half. It has an ever-increasing pitch, but it goes back to the lowest after it gets higher. The orchestra sounds different from the usual daft punk sound, but the layering is still just as excellent. At the end, it gives you a few minutes of silence, and then it ends.
The final album I'd like to discuss is the kind of infamous "disco" album, Random Access Memories, but even so, the songs have the EXACT same layering that daft punk is excellent at. That's why it sounds just a bit different from normal funk and disco. Listen to "doing it right", listen to how the song is pretty simplistic but after all the stuff you learned with their previous music it sounds way better than if this is your first dose of Daft Punk. Then go to Georgio by Moroder. The legacy of the first person to use synthesizers is really hit home by the long song and the feeling here and the parts of the song are just incredible. In the final song, contact, all of their techniques are mixed together to form an incredible song. If you aren't used to daft punk, it's a little much, but for fans this is simply the best.
So that's Daft Punk. Love 'em or hate 'em, they are gods at song production and are masters at music production without too much fluff and too many sounds.