Parisian duo Daft Punk have announced their official split via an eight-minute video on their YouTube page.
Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo posted a video earlier on YouTube titled Epilogue, which hinted at the split. The eight-minute clip shows one of the two being blown up and is taken from their 2006 film, Electroma. Pitchfork followed up with Daft Punk’s publicist, who confirmed that the duo have broken up.
This past April 2020, Daft Punk announced they were scoring Dario Argento’s next film, Occhiali Neri, and as has now been traditional for huge festival lineup announcements, the duo had been rumored to be playing a plethora of high-profile gigs over the last 15 years, none of which happened.
Formed in the early ’90s in Paris, Daft Punk became one of the most recognisable electronic and dance acts in history, having contributed to bring electronic music to the masses and the radio, and as famous for their robot suits as hits such as “One More Time,” “Get Lucky” and “Around The World.”
Watch the eight-minute Daft Punk Epilogue video in which they allude to the split: