Dance music duo Daft Punk split after 28 years

Dance music duo Daft Punk split after 28 years

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French electronic music band Daft Punk have announced they are splitting up, industry title Variety quoted their publicist as saying on Monday, ending a 28-year collaboration that spawned dance hits including ‘Around the World‘ and ‘One More Time‘.
The group, known for performing while dressed as robots in metallic helmets, posted a video on YouTube entitled ‘Epilogue‘, with an image that flashed on screen bearing the dates 1993-2021.
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Variety quoted their publicist, Kathryn Frazier, as saying they had split, but without providing details. Frazier’s firm did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Daft Punk was a duo of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo from France who met at school in Paris.
They emerged as a major mainstream international act when their song ‘Harder Better Faster Stronger‘ was nominated for the best dance recording Grammy award in 2008.
Their biggest success was with the album Random Access Memories. It was named album of the year at the 2013 Grammy awards and the hit single from the album, Get Lucky, featuring US performer Pharrell Williams, won the Grammy for record of the year.
Earlier during an interview, Bangalter spoke about fame and stardom by stating, “We don’t believe in the star system. We want the focus to be on the music. If we have to create an image, it must be an artificial image. That combination hides our physicality and also shows our view of the star system. It is not a compromise. We’re trying to separate the private side and the public side. It’s just that we’re a little bit embarrassed by the whole thing. We don’t want to play this star system thing. We don’t want to get recognised in the streets. Yes. Everyone has accepted us using masks in photos so far, which makes us happy. Maybe sometimes people are a little bit disappointed but that’s the only way we want to do it. We think music is the most personal thing we can give. The rest is just about people taking themselves seriously, which is all very boring sometimes.”
(With inputs from Reuters)


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