Electronic music pioneer Daft Punk announced their split, ending their 28-year collaboration.
The helmet-winning French duo shared the news on Monday in an 8-minute video entitled “Epilogue”. Long-time publicist for the band, Kathryn Frazier confirmed the AP’s split.
Author of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Daft Punk has been a huge success over the years, winning six Grammy Awards and shooting international hits with “One More Time”, “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” and “Be Lucky. “
Bangalter and de Homem-Christo met at the Ecole de Paris in 1987. Before Daft Punk, they formed an independent rock band called Darling.
They officially formed Daft Punk in 1993, and Helmeted, mute and mysterious musicians They released their debut album “Homework” in 1997. They achieved first-time success with global song “Da Funk” which topped the Billboard Dance charts and earned them their first Grammy nomination. It achieved first place in second place, then a Grammy nomination, followed by the song “Around the World”.
Daft Punk spent time wandering around the world and reached greater heights with his second album, 2001 “Discovery”. The infamous album included “One More Time” and “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”, made famous by Kanye West. 2007’s song “Stronger”. West won best rap performance by Grammy at the 2008 show, with West and Daft Punk performing together on stage.
A year later, a live version of Daft Punk’s “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” won the Best Dance Grammy Record – their first win – and “Alive 2007” won the Best Electronic / Dance Album.
But it was the 2014 Grammys where Daft Punk really came to light, winning the Album of the Year for “Random Access Memories” and making history as the first electronic work to win the Grammys’ highest honor. The duo won four awards that night, including the record for the song “Get Lucky” that featured Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.
Random Access Memories was viewed as a genre-curved album highlighted by a mix of live instruments, disco sounds, funk, rock, R&B, and more. Rolling Stone ranked him 295th on their “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” list last year.
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