The Grammy-winning electronic music duo, Daft Punk, has revealed that they are splitting up after 28 years.
The French couple wearing a helmet, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, shared the news in an eight-minute video called Epilogue after an impressive career featuring four albums and six Grammy wins.
Kathryn Frazier, the band’s long-standing publicist, announced the split.
Daft Punk, comprised of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, have had major success over the years, winning six Grammy Awards and launching international hits with One More Time, Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, and Get Lucky.
The split comes eight years after the release of Daft Punk, founded by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter in 1993, of their last album, Random Access Memories, featuring the track Get Lucky, topped by the world charts.
Homework’s debut release in 1997 included the chart-topping hits Around the World and Da Funk.
The pair explored their musical style in a rare interview with Interview Magazine in 2001, with Thomas saying, ‘We combine a lot of American and English-based influences, but take them entirely out of context.
‘The way we listen to Chicago house music, disco, heavy metal or punk is entirely musical, without the political side of it.
‘But then we used it in a political way ourselves, which is making music at home, recycling and by combining those styles at home and doing it in a very new way.’