Daft Punk Break Up After 28 Years | Celebrity News Central

Daft Punk’s break up made headlines today, the Parisian duo who’s responsible for some of the most popular dance and pop songs ever made. The pair broke the news with an 8-minute video entitled “Epilogue,” excerpted from their 2006 film Electroma. Their longtime publicist, Kathryn Frazier, confirmed the break up but gave no further reason for the split.

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Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo formed Daft Punk in Paris in 1993, helping to shape the French touch style of house music. Their debut album, 1997’s Homework, was a dance music landmark, featuring classic singles “Around the World” and “Da Funk.” By the time they release its follow-up album, “Discovery” in 2001, the pair had taken to making public appearances in the robot outfits that became their trademark. The singles “One More Time” and “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” paved the way making them global superstars. Their mark in the popular imagination continued to deepen in the subsequent years, with records including third album Human After All, live LP Alive 2007, and the Tron: Legacy soundtrack album.

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Within 20 years in their career, the duo blew up once more with “Get Luck,” the lead single of their 2013 album Random Access Memories. The universal track sold millions of copies around the world and garnered two Grammys for the duo and guests Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams, both of whom also featured on their follow-up single “Lose Yourself to Dance.” Random Access Memories earned Daft Punk three more Grammys, including Album of the Year, and the ceremony hosted one of the last stagings of their spectacular live show. “When you know how a magic trick is done, it’s so depressing,” said Bangalter in a 2013 Cover Story. “We focus on the illusion because giving away how it’s done instantly shuts down the sense of excitement and innocence.”

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During the release of Random-Access Memories, Daft Punk were also recognized with co-production on several tracks from Kanye West’s Yeezus, including the formidable opening trio of “On Sight,” “Black Skinhead,” and “I Am a God.” They would continue to collaborate with the ‘Weeknd’ on the 2016 single “Starboy” – Daft Punk’s first Billboard singles chart topper as well as a second hit, “I Feel It Coming.”

Daft Punk’s visual identity, interstellar mystique, and party-music spirit inspired generations of artists across different genres. Watch their farewell video below...

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