The French electronic duo Daft Punk have called it quits. The news was announced on their social media by the means of “Epilogue” from their 2006 film “Electroma”. The 8-minute video includes an image of two robot hands and “1993-2021” as you can see above. The news of the split-up was confirmed by their longtime publicist Kathryn Frazier.
The Parisian duo Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo formed Daft Punk in 1993 and with it also commercialized the French Touch scene. Not that they were really prolific, the duo only released 7 albums of which 5 studio albums: “Homework” (1997), “Alive 1997” (1997), “Discovery” (2001), “Human After All” (2005), “Alive 2007” (2007), the “Tron: Legacy” OST (2010) and “Random Access Memories” (2013).
Next to that they delivered 3 remix albums: “Daft Club” (2003), “Human After All: Remixes” (2006) and “Tron: Legacy Reconfigured” (2011).
“I Feel It Coming” was the last single for the band and a collaboration with Canadian singer the Weeknd, from his third studio album, “Starboy” (2016).
Below is the farewell video.
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