French electronic music duo, Daft Punk – famous for their sci-fi aesthetic – have announced their split after 28 years and numerous hits.
French electronic music duo, Daft Punk, have officially spit up. Throughout a 28 year career the pair have produced numerous radio and dancefloor hits including ‘Get Lucky’, ‘Around the World’ and ‘One More Time’.
Formed in 1993, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo would release Daft Punk’s debut album, ‘Homework’ four years later in 1997.
Always reluctant to appear in the media or their own music videos the pair cemented their iconic aesthetic in 2001 with the release of their second album, ‘Discovery’.
It was at this time that Daft Punk revealed their new public image as masked robots. Their silver and gold chrome helmets subtly evolved through the years and their sci-fi look afforded the duo a cameo in the 2010 film, ‘Tron: Legacy’ for which they also provided the score.
The split was confirmed by Daft Punk’s long-time publicist Kathryn Frazier to Pitchfork.
Accompanying the announcement comes a video titled ‘Epilogue’, taken from the 2006 film, ‘Electroma’. The film was directed by the group and starred the duo as a pair of robots on a quest to become human. The clip is cut with the dates 1993-2021.