Famed French electronic music duo Daft Punk has packed it in after 28 years. A moment of silence, please.
The duo — Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo — made the announcement today via “Epilogue,” an eight-minute video posted on Youtube. The video is excerpted from their 2006 film, Electroma. The reason for the breakup is not yet known.
Over the past 28 years, Daft Punk rewrote the rules on what an electronic music band could do. With their helmets and space suits, they crafted wildly innovative electronic music across four acclaimed full-length albums: Homework (1997), Discovery (2001), Human After All (2005) and Random Access Memories (2013). The pair also scored the soundtrack to 2010’s Tron: Legacy.
Bangalter and de Homem-Christo collaborated with a host of artists, including Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, Romanthony and Todd Edwards.
Daft Punk co-produced Kanye West‘s sixth studio album, Yeezus (2013). In 2016, Daft Punk gained their first number one on the Billboard Hot 100 with the song “Starboy,” a collaboration with The Weeknd.
In 2003, they released the feature-length animated film, Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem.
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