After 28 years, dance duo Daft Punk have split up. Daft Punk’s publicist Kathryn Frazier has confirmed the split.
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter formed Daft Punk in Paris in 1993. Daft Punk’s debut album was 1997’s Homework which featured such classics such as “Around the World” and “Da Funk”. Four years later the duo released Discovery. The singles “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” and “One More Time” turned the duo into global superstars. “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” was the song that introduced me to Daft Punk and I’m sure it was the introduction for millions of other fans as well.
Discovery was followed by Human After All, live LP Alive 2007 and the Tron: Legacy soundtrack album. The duo also made a cameo appearance in Tron: Legacy, appearing as DJ’s.
In 2013, Daft Punk blew up again with “Get Lucky”, the lead single of Random Access Memories. “Get Lucky” sold millions of copies and won two Grammys. Daft Punk earned three more Grammys for Random Access Memories, including Album of the Year. Also in 2013, Daft Punk was credited with co-production on several tracks from Kanye West’s Yeezus.
The duo collaborated with the Weeknd on his 2016 single “Starboy” as well as “I Feel It Coming” another hit off of the Starboy album.
We will miss you Daft Punk, but I will not miss “Get Lucky” playing on the radio one hundred times a day. You can watch their farewell video below: