Daft Punk Has Broken Up After A 28-Year Career
Generations of electronic music fans are weeping beneath their silver and gold helmets today. French EDM superstars Daft Punk, who’ve been producing silver and gold records for nearly three decades, announced they have broken up, according to CNN.
In true Daft Punk fashion, the band announced their breakup in a completely incomprehensible eight-minute video that has no dialogue whatsoever, does not even have any music for the first five minutes, and looks like it was shot near the trash fence at Burning Man.
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But the New York Times reports that “A publicist for Daft Punk, Kathryn Frazier, confirmed the breakup and said there would be no further comment at this time.”
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Formed in 1993, Thomas Bangalter (silver helmet) and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (gold helmet) went on to become one of the most influential electronic music acts of all time. They won six Grammies (including Album of the Year for 2014’s“Random Access Memories”) and powered many 6 a.m. dance parties at the EndUp with hits like “Digital Love,” “Around the World,” “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” and “One More Time.”
An epic night in 2007 that we still think about often! Thank you, #daftpunk 💜
— Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley (@GreekBerkeley) February 22, 2021
Their biggest hits were collaborations, though, with Pharell Williams’ “Get Lucky” hitting No. 2 on the Billboard charts in 2013, and “Starboy” with The Weeknd hitting No. 1 in 2016. The band has not performed since the 2017 Grammy Awards show.
One more time… gracias, Daft Punk 🤍💛 pic.twitter.com/KKQSd3sAzl
— pictoline (@pictoline) February 22, 2021