Daft Punk Breaks Up After 28 Years

Daft Punk Breaks Up After 28 Years

Daft Punk Breaks Up After 28 Years

The iconic French musical duo announced their breakup in an 8-minute video entitled "Epilogue."

The iconic French musical duo announced their breakup in an 8-minute video entitled "Epilogue."

Text: Trishna Rikhy

After nearly three decades of shaping house music and contributing some of the most popular hits ever made to the industry, Daft Punk have split.

The French dance duo, consisting of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, formed in 1993 in Paris. The announcement of their split came forth in “Epilogue,” an 8-minute long video showing the pair walking together, then separately, through a vast landscape before the countdown timer of a bomb goes off, obliterating the figures.

Since releasing their debut album, Homework, in 1997, the pair has been credited with shaping the underground French house scene and bringing it into the mainstream. Their 2001 singles “One More Time,” which was reimagined for V’s Gigi Journal, and “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” solidified their place as one of the most influential groups in music, marking them as global stars—in subsequent years, the duo went on to record the Tron: Legacy soundtrack and win three Grammys, including Record of the Year, at the 2013 Grammys.

Known for wearing robotic helmets and having a sleek, futuristic look to couple with their electronic party music, Daft Punk has spent nearly 30 years reshaping and reinventing LCD music.

Publicist Kathryn Frazier has confirmed the split, but Daft Punk has not given a reason for the breakup.

Credits: Image by David Black

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