Daft Punk split after 28 years

Alexandre Trochut  - Editor in Chief
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The french duo released “Daft Punk – Epilogue” video featuring the end scene of their film Electroma including a visual announcing the end of the group.

Today is really sad day for all electronic music lovers all around the world, Daft Punk, the Parisian duo responsible for some of the most popular electronic music and pop songs of all time, have split.

Daft Punk – Epilogue

It’s with an 8-minutes video titled “Daft Punk – Epilogue,” excerpted from their 2006 film Electroma that the news light up the world, then, their longtime publicist Kathryn Frazier confirmed the news to Pitchfork but gave no reasons for the breakup.

Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo met in the mid-’80s at school in Paris as teenagers and soon after began working together on music. They formed a rock band called Darlin’ with their friend Laurent Brancowitz in 1992 and released a song on a compilation on Stereolab’s Duophonic label.

The song received a negative review in the Melody Maker — which called described it as “A daft punky thrash” — and, in a move that would set the tone for the rest of their career, turned the negative review into their new band name.

1993 – 2021

A year later, they formed Daft Punk in Paris in 1993, defining the French touch style of house music. Their debut album, 1997’s Homework, was a dance music landmark, featuring classic singles “Around the World” and “Da Funk.”

Glimpse of the scene of “Daft Punk – Epiloge “. 2021 – Credits : Daft Punk

By the release of its follow-up, Discovery, in 2001, the duo had taken to making public appearances in the robot outfits that came to define their visual identity. The singles “One More Time” and “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” cemented them as global superstars—a status they continued to expand in subsequent years with records including third album Human After All, live LP Alive 2007, and the Tron: Legacy soundtrack album.

Get Lucky,” the lead single of their 2013 album Random Access Memory, sold millions of copies around the world and won 2 Grammys Awards for the duo and guests Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams.

The album, which is their last to date, led to a spectacular Coachella headline set that encapsulated their magic and mythology. “When you know how a magic trick is done, it’s so depressing,” Thomas Bangalter told Pitchfork for a 2013 cover story. “We focus on the illusion because giving away how it’s done instantly shuts down the sense of excitement and innocence.

By Alexandre Trochut Editor in Chief
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BPM Mag CEO & Editor in Chief, Alexandre Trochut is an electronic music advisor with more than 20 years of services in the electronic music industry, he has worked as content writer, digital marketer, artistic director, Label A&R, photographer & DJ.
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