The successful French electro-pop duo Daft Punk has split up. This was announced by the management of the two musicians Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo on Monday in Paris. Daft Punk achieved world fame with the good mood song “Get Lucky”, with which the duo also won the Grammys in 2013.
Before the official announcement of the separation, the musicians had published a video on YouTube entitled “Epilogue” in which they can be seen with their characteristic robotic helmets in a desert-like landscape.
The musicians of Daft Punk were considered to be important representatives of the French Touch music trend, which made house music popular not only in France since the 1990s. In 2013 they released their fourth and final studio album “Random Access Memories”, from which the hit “Get Lucky” was also taken.
Bangalter and Homem Christo founded Daft Punk in 1993 when they were 17 and 18 years old. With the band name they reacted to criticism of their first single, which a British magazine had called “daft punk”, as idiotic punk.
The rather gloomy third album “Human After All” from 2005 fell through with criticism and audience.
(APA / AFP)