The Paris-born digital music duo Daft Punk are not any extra. The group, consisting of French musicians Man-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, confirmed the breakup with an eight-minute video titled “Epilogue” excerpted from their 2006 science fiction movie Electroma, according to Pitchfork, which additionally confirmed the information with Daft Punk’s publicist.
Daft Punk fashioned in 1993 in Paris and would go on to have a monumental impact on the rising home and techno scenes of Europe and later all of pop music across the globe, with landmark albums like 1997’s Homework and 2001’s Discovery and singles like “Across the World” and “One Extra Time.”
A standout of Daft Punk’s early profession included the anime movie Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem. It instructed a visualized narrative of their album Discovery in partnership with legendary Japanese studio Toei Animation and manga artist Leiji Matsumoto.
The duo turned more and more elusive all through the 2000s as they retreated behind their signature robotic helmets and made sparingly few public appearances and even fewer interviews. Although whilst they paused manufacturing on follow-up albums after 2005’s Human After All, Daft Punk stayed related by prescient infusions of dance music into mainstream tradition.
They licensed “More durable, Higher, Sooner, Stronger” to rapper Kanye West for his 2007 single “Stronger,” and the duo put the Coachella Music Pageant on the map with an absurd, expensive, and unforgettable performance the yr prior after they debuted their now-iconic pyramid stage. In addition they produced their first movie rating with the Tron: Legacy soundtrack in 2010.
In 2013, Daft Punk launched Random Entry Reminiscences, an album devoted to stay instrumentation and the American roots of funk and disco. It went on to win quite a few Grammy Awards and cemented Daft Punk as legends of genre-blending pop music. It will be their ultimate album.