Daft Punk, the Parisian duo responsible for some of one of the most popular dance and also pop songs ever made, have split after 28 years.
They mentioned the information with an 8-minute video entitled “Epilogue,” excerpted from their 2006 film Electroma.
“A publicist for Daft Punk, Kathryn Frazier, confirmed the breakup and said there would be no further comment at this time.
Founded by the former indie-rock bandmates Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter in Paris in 1993, Daft Punk went on to win six Grammy Awards (including album of the year for “Random Access Memories” in 2014); collaborate widely, with decade-spanning artists from Giorgio Moroder to the Weeknd; and influence countless other producers, D.J.s, rappers and pop stars with its devotion to mystique and its unique blend of house, techno, pop, disco and rock.
“The duo’s defining balancing act has been breaking new ground while simultaneously invoking earlier golden ages of club music, like disco and 1980s electro-pop,” the critic Simon Reynolds wrote in The New York Times in 2013, when Daft Punk granted a rare interview.”Source