Digital music pioneers Daft Punk break up after 28 years

Electronic music pioneers Daft Punk break up after 28 years

2021-02-23 05:22:20

Grammy-winning digital music pioneers Daft Punk have introduced that they’re breaking apart after 28 years.

The helmet-wearing French duo shared the information Monday in an 8-minute video referred to as “Epilogue.” Kathryn Frazier, the band’s longtime publicist, confirmed the break up for The Related Press.

Daft Punk, comprised of Thomas Bangalter and Man-Manuel de Homem-Christo, have had main success over time, profitable six Grammy Awards and launching worldwide hits with “One Extra Time,” “More durable, Higher, Quicker, Stronger” and “Get Fortunate.”

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Bangalter and de Homem-Christo met at a Paris faculty in 1987. Previous to Daft Punk, they fashioned an indie rock band named Darling.

They formally fashioned Daft Punk in 1993, and the helmeted, mute and mysterious musicians launched their debut album, “Homework,” in 1997. They first discovered success with the worldwide hit “Da Funk,” which topped the Billboard dance charts and earned them their first Grammy nomination. A second No. 1 hit and Grammy nomination adopted with “Across the World.”

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Daft Punk hung out touring all over the world and reached better heights with their sophomore album, 2001’s “Discovery.” It included the infectious smash “One Extra Time” and “More durable, Higher, Quicker, Stronger,” which Kanye West famously flipped into his personal hit “Stronger,” launched in 2007. It received West the very best rap solo efficiency Grammy on the 2008 present, the place West and Daft Punk carried out collectively onstage.


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A yr later, a reside model of “More durable, Higher, Quicker, Stronger” received Daft Punk the very best dance recording Grammy — their first win — and their “Alive 2007” album picked up greatest digital/dance album.

Nevertheless it was the 2014 Grammys the place Daft Punk actually took the highlight, profitable album of the yr for “Random Entry Recollections” and making historical past as the primary digital act to win the very best honour on the Grammys. The duo received 4 awards that night time, together with file of the yr for his or her bombshell hit “Get Fortunate,” that includes Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.

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“Random Entry Recollections” was considered a genre-bending album highlighted by its mixture of reside instrumentation, disco sounds, funk, rock, R&B and extra. Rolling Stone ranked it No. 295 on their record of the “500 Biggest Albums of All Time” final yr.




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