Daft Punk, a French electronic music duo has broken up and announced the news in a YouTube video titled Epilogue.
Daft Punk, grammy-winning electronic music pioneers have announced recently on Monday that they are breaking up after 28 years. The French-duo included musicians, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. They wore ornate helmets and gloves in most of their public appearances. And made the announcement of breaking-up through an eight-minute video titled, ‘Epilogue’.
The video, which has received more than 6 million views in 8 hours. It uses scenes from the group’s 2006 science-fiction film, Electroma. The video shows the duo walking out into the desert, where one of them explodes and the other walks away, with “1993-2021” then appearing on the screen.
Both musicians met at a Paris school in 1987 and prior to Daft Punk formed an indie rock band. The helmeted, mute, and mysterious musicians officially formed Daft Punk in 1993 and released their debut album, “Homework,” in 1997. But they first found success with the international hit “Da Funk“. This topped the Billboard dance charts and earned their first Grammy nomination.
With their sophomore album, 2001′s “Discovery” they spent time touring around the world and reached greater heights. The album includes infectious smash “One More Time” and“Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger,”. But it was the 2014 Grammys where they really took the spotlight. With “Random Access Memories” winning the album of the year award made history. As it was the first electronic act to win the highest honor at the Grammys.
Moreover, it was regarded as a genre-bending album by its mix of live instrumentation, disco sounds, funk, rock, and R&B. Rolling Stone ranked it No. 295 on their list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The duo went on to win four awards that night. This includes a record of the year for their bombshell hit “Get Lucky,” featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.