Tuesday, February 23, 2021

the famous electro duo Daft Punk go their separate ways


The flagship French electro duo Daft Punk, created in 1993, has ended their collaboration, their press secretary confirmed to AFP on Monday, after the publication of a video on YouTube.

Entitled “Epilogue”, the eight-minute video takes up scenes from their 2006 film Electrorama and features the duo Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo, in the guise of two robots, in the desert.

The tension peaks until the explosion of one of the two robots, before a “1993-2021” appears on the screen.
Formed in Paris in 1993 by Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Daft Punk quickly established themselves as the pioneers of the French Touch with the release of their first album Homework in 1997 and the hit “Around the world”.

They owe their name to the qualifier used by a British magazine about the first single from their previous group Darlin ‘.

Four years later, their second album “Discovery” successfully recycles the 80s, pop and disco. Often imitated, he shaped the music of the early 2000s.

Cultivated mystery

Darker, their third opus “Human after all” (2005) will be a critical and commercial failure. Their last album, “Random Access Memories” dates from 2013. The single “Get Lucky”, duet with Pharrell Williams, has become a global hit.

From their beginnings, the two Frenchmen have made marketing a trademark with a simple idea: to cultivate rarity and mystery. Daft Punk never show their faces hidden under robotic helmets, do little on television and release few records.



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