French EDM stars Daft Punk has broken up after 28 years.
French electronic dance music (EDM) stars Daft Punk released a video announcing that they had broken up after 28 years, their publicist confirmed on Monday.
Daft Punk — real names Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo — released a video titled “Epilogue” in which one of the duo was “blown up in the desert”.
This was followed by playing “Touch” (from their 2013 album “Random Access Memories”) as “1993-2021” appeared on the screen. You can watch the video below:
Kathryn Frazier, Daft Punk’s publicist, confirmed the news to Agence France-Presse by email. Although no reason had been given for their breakup.
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Thomas and Guy-Manuel launched themselves as Daft Punk to the world with their album “Homework” last 1997 and quickly established an iconic look with their ever-present robot helmets. The duo’s early singles “Da Funk” and “Around the World” became “club fixtures” at that time.
They eventually followed up with an even more successful album, “Discovery” last 2001, which spawned the hits “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” and “One More Time”.
Daft Punk’s 2013 single “Get Lucky” featuring Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams was the duo’s biggest hit of all, selling millions of copies around the world, and winning them two Grammys, which came with two more for their album “Random Access Memories”.
Although it’s been four years since the duo’s last public appearance together when Thomas and Guy-Manuel accompanied The Weeknd on stage for a live performance of “I Feel It Coming”.