Electro duo dissolves
The French house duo Daft Punk announces their breakup after 28 years of music history with a video on YouTube.
The legendary electro duo Daft Punk has split up. With a video published on Monday afternoon on YouTube, the French with the robot helmets said goodbye to the musical scene. The almost eight-minute clip shows scenes from her film "Electroma" in which one robot activates the other's self-destruct mechanism, whereupon it explodes. The second then hikes alone through a salt desert.
At the end the fade-in is shown: "1993 – 2021". Her publicist Kathryn Frazier has confirmed the separation to "Pitchfork" – she did not give a reason. Just a few hours later, well over 40,000 comments gathered beneath the video, mourning the musical loss and describing the influence the two musicians had on their lives.
Daft Punk, consisting of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (47) and Thomas Bangalter (46), was founded in 1993. The duo celebrated their first commercial success with their first album "Homework" and the singles it contained, such as "Around the World ", 1997. In 2000 the second album" Discovery "and the single" One More Time "were released, which conquered the charts around the world.
Since their "Discovery" tour in 2001, the two only appeared in specially designed robotic costumes to protect their identity. Her last album "Random Access Memories" was released in 2013 and continued the success story, among other things with the hit single "Get Lucky", which she recorded together with Pharrell Williams (47). In 2014 – 20 years after their founding – they received four Grammys for the album, including in the main categories "Album of the Year" and "Single of the Year".