- 22 Feb 21
The electronic virtuoso's longtime publicist Kathryn Frazier has since officially confirmed their break-up.
Iconic pairing Daft Punk have officially called it a day, after a career spanning more than 28 years.
The Parisian duo, considered to be one of the most influential electronic acts of all time, confirmed the news in an eight-minute video called ‘Epilogue’.
The visuals feature footage from their 2006 sci-fi film Electroma. A graphic portrays the hands of co-founders Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter in their now-infamous robot outfits, beside the dates ‘1993-2001’.
No reason was given for the breakup by Daft Punk's long-time publicist, Kathryn Frazier.
Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo created Daft Punk in Paris back in 1993, emerging from and helping to curate the French touch style of house music. Their debut LP, 1997’s Homework, was a dance music landmark, and included the classic singles 'Around the World' and 'Da Funk'.
In 2001, the duo were spotted in their robot outfits that became their trademark while promoting their sophomore album, Discovery. The singles 'One More Time' and 'Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger' officially marked them out as worldwide stars. Third album Human After All, live LP Alive 2007, and the Tron: Legacy soundtrack album cemented Daft Punk as masters of the dance genre.
Daft Punk returned once again with 'Get Lucky,' - the lead single of their 2013 album Random Access Memories. The single became a major hit and won two Grammys for the duo and guests Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams. Follow-up single 'Lose Yourself to Dance,' and a defining Coachella headline set encapsulated their transformative impact on music.
Random Access Memories earned Daft Punk three more Grammys, including Album of the Year.
The pair were credited with co-production on several tracks from Kanye West’s Yeezus, including 'On Sight,' ferocious anthem 'Black Skinhead,' and 'I Am a God.' Their collaboration with the Weeknd on 2016 single 'Starboy' became their first Billboard singles chart topper alongside 'I Feel It Coming.'
Check out 'Epilogue' below: