Award winning duo Daft Punk has split


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Award winning duo Daft Punk has called it quits after 28 years.

Seminal electronic group Daft Punk broke up this morning. The French duo of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo announced their decision in the form of an 8-minute video, titled “Epilogue,” from their 2006 movie Electroma. In the mostly silent video, two robots representing Bangalter and Homem-Christo, travel into the desert and one of them gets destroyed. Two robot hands then appear with the text 1993-2021 as music begins to swell. You can watch the video here:

The breakup was confirmed by Kathryn Frazier, the band’s representative, but declined to provide any other details to the press. 

 Throughout their almost 30-year career, Daft Punk transformed from french underground house stars to one of the biggest names in popular music. Releasing their first album, Homework, in 1997 with such hits as “Around the World” becoming one of their most recognizable singles. Their second album, Discovery, was just as popular with hit songs such as “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”  and “One More Time.” 

Their third album Human After All was released in 2005 before their Alive tour which became famous for its pyramid light show at Coachella 2006. 

The pyramid that made the Alive tour so famous (“Daft Punk live” by André Felipe is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

In 2013 they released what was to be their final album Random Access Memories featuring collaborations with artists such as Pharrell Williams and Julian Casablancas. That album would go on to win a slew of awards including Album of the Year. 

Most recently the group was featured on The Weeknd’s 2016 album Starboy.