Daft Punk Announces Their Split After 28 Years

Daft punk performs at lollapalooza 2007. Photo by John D Shearer/BEI/Shutterstock (5125705aj)

Daft Punk spent almost three decades together, but they’re ready to hang up their robot helmets. Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter announced their split with an 8-minute video titled “Epilogue”.

The duo’s farewell video features a scene from the 2006 film Daft Punk’s Electroma, which opens with the pair walking through the desert. One of them is wearing a power pack on the back and after activating it, they’re shown walking in different directions, bracing for self-destruction.

Daft Punk was formed in Paris in 1993, and they were one of the driving forces of the French house movement of the ‘90s. Their debut album Homework gave us hit singles “Da Funk” and “Around the World”, and the duo’s popularity didn’t fade away in the decades to come.

After years of giving us hits, Daft Punk started a collaboration with international artists during the 2010s, including Pharrell Williams and The Weeknd.

Their final studio album Random Access Memories from 2013 won album of the year at the Grammys, while the smash hit “Get Lucky” picked up several more awards. The duo’s first no. 1 single on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart came in the form of The Weeknd collaboration “Starboy”, after years of ruling the dance charts.