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Daft Punk splits after 28 years

In 2013, Daft Punk released multiple Grammy award winning album, Random Access Memories.

• February 22, 2021
french electronic music duo Daft Punk
French electronic music duo Daft Punk [Photo credit: BBC]

The french electronic music duo Daft Punk have decided to go their own way. 

The group, made of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, confirmed the breakup on their Youtube channel with an eight-minute video titled “Epilogue” excerpted from their 2006 science fiction film Electroma. 

Pitchfork also confirmed the split through Daft Punk’s publicist.

The group got together in 1993 in Paris, set out in the techno scene of Europe and all of pop music around the world, with 1997’s Homework and 2001’s Discovery and singles like “Around the World” and “One More Time.”

In the 2000s, the duo became known for their signature robotic helmets and made few public appearances, pausing production on more music albums after 2005’s Human After All.

Daft Punk licensed “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” to rapper Kanye West for his 2007 single “Stronger,” and debuted the pyramid stage at the Coachella Music Festival with an absurd performance in 2006. 

In 2008, Daft Punk made a surprise Grammys appearance alongside West. It was the duo’s first-ever television performance.

They also produced their first film score with the Tron: Legacy soundtrack in 2010.

In 2013, Daft Punk released multiple Grammy award winning album, Random Access Memories, dedicated to live instrument performances and the American roots of funk and disco. This is their final album.

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