Daft Punk Announce Split After 28 Years
By Paris Close
February 22, 2021
Legendary Parisian electronic dance duo Daft Punk is no more.
After bringing to life some of the most iconic dance-pop hits over their 28 years together, the band broke the news via a video titled “Epilogue,” excerpted from their 2006 sci-fi flick, Electroma, early Monday morning (February 22).
Their publicist, Kathryn Frazier, also confirmed their split, albeit without giving a reason as to what caused Daft Punk to part.
Formed in Paris by Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo in 1993, the French house trailblazers of the ‘90s earned critical acclaim for their debut project, Homework, which included beloved tracks like “Da Funk” and “Around the World.”
In 2001, the group ascended to icon-level fame with the release of their sophomore project, Discovery, spawning timeless dance tunes like “One More Time,” “Digital Love” and “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.” It was also during their Discovery era that Bangalter and Homem-Christo began donning their now-iconic robot outfits.
Together, the duo has garnered myriad Grammy awards over the course of their career, including four trophies for their album Random Access in 2014, which included the smash hit single “Get Lucky” featuring Pharrell. In 2016, the group earned their first Billboard Hot 100 number-one entry for their work on The Weeknd's song “Starboy.”
See Daft Punk's announcement below.
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