What a long, strange, and fantastic journey it has been for Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. To a broad audience better known as Daft Punk. While still teenagers these two icons met in the mid-80s at school in Paris – probably none of them expecting this almost 30 year run of legendary music.
Sadly it has been four years since their last public appearance together. Granted the younger audience probably only knows them from the two songs (“Starboy” and “I Feel It Coming”) with The Weeknd. Overall, the duo’s musical efforts in the years since have been low-profile.
A standout of Daft Punk’s early career included the anime film ‘Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem.’ It tells a visualized narrative of their album Discovery (released 2003). For this visual spectacle, they partnered with Japanese studio Toei Animation and manga artist Leiji Matsumoto.
Nevertheless, this iconic duo has changed and shaped the landscape of music these past decades. Above all, with their album Random Access Memories (released 2013) they managed to cement their legacy. Notably, this album featured the mega-hit “Get Lucky” with Pharrell Williams. The album was just more than one hit. They explored their roots and worked with so many other talented artists on this album. Names like Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers, and many more. In the end, winning them multiple Grammys including ‘Album Of The Year.’
Every great legacy comes to an end – the duo’s longtime publicist, Kathryn Frazier, officially confirmed the split to Variety and declined to provide further details on what the reason is for this breakup. Today a video has been released on YouTube titled “Epilogue.” It features an eight-minute-long cut from their 2006 film Electroma while a choral version of “Touch” from their 2013 album Random Access Memories plays as “1993-2021” appears on screen.
Given their past history, it’s extremely unlikely that we’ve heard the last from either one of them, whether or not they’re working together, or as Daft Punk.
- Anticipate a Return to Live With Singularity’s Socially Distanced Pod Experience
- R3HAB & Andy Grammer Reunite For “Close To You”
- Electric Polar Bears & Geena Fontanella’s Latest Will Make You “Shiver”
- Martial Simon Releases Energetic Cover of “Let’s Hear It For The Boy”
- Nocturnalist 307
- WizG Will “Never Be The Same” After New Heartbreak Release
Don Diablo Sells World’s First Full-Length Concert NFT for $1.2 Million
His ‘Destination Hexagonia’ concert sold in just four minutes at a whopping $1,259,280 (or 600.0 ETHEREUM) Dutch DJ/Producer Don Pepijn...
RÜFÜS DU SOL Announces Grand Los Angeles Return This Fall
Our favorite Aussie producers RÜFÜS DU SOL have announced their grand Los Angeles Return later this Fall. On Friday November...
Vicetone Releases Highly-Awaited Debut Album ‘Legacy’ via Monstercat
Internationally recognized Dutch DJ/production duo Vicetone are making their grand 2021 mark with some thrilling news. After being prominent names...
ADE Takes Center Stage & Announces 2021 Event Dates
Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is an initiative of Buma and is the world’s largest club-based festival and conference for electronic...
Tomorrowland Announces Second Edition Winter Festival for 2022
After a two-year break due to the pandemic, Tomorrowland Winter has announced plans for their return to the French ski...
Above & Beyond Announce ABGT 450 in London this Summer
As the UK prepares to reopen its doors once summer rolls around, more and more live music events continue to...