Daft Punk announce split after nearly 30 years
After 27 years, Daft Punk broke up.
In the course of an eight-minute video on their website on Monday, the French electronic duo, who formed in Paris, revealed the news entitled Epilogue.
It shows the couple, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, dressed as a robot in the famous suits of a desert-like environment, resulting in a party that detonates into hundreds of smaller pieces.
The scene ends with a choral version of the 2013 song Contact plays by cutting the sunrise and the dates 1993-2021 emerge.
Their former editor, Kathryn Frazier, acknowledged the news but gave no explanation for its separation.
Daft Punk has become one of the most important electronic music performances of the last 30 years, among other awards winning six Grammys and a Brit.
They came together in Paris in 1993 and helped to start the revolution of the French house in the 90s, including plays like Stardust and Cassius.
Oxegen Rock Festival Daft Punk (Niall Carson/PA)
In 1997, after years of DJing throughout the French capital, they released their debut album Homework, and found success overnight.
The album was more successful and a critical and commercial success, leading to hits songs, including Around The World and Da Funk.
With the release of their 2001 Invention follow-up, they started wearing their well-known robot costumes both in concerts and at public functions, including press events.
Their last album was released in 2013, featuring the singles Get Lucky and Lose Yourself To Dance as well as artists including Nile Rodgers, Julian Casablancas, Pharrell Williams and others.
A French film in 2014 entitled Eden played Daft Punk at different points in her career.