Daft Punk, the influential electronic group, calls on him to resign after 28 years. The duo announced their retirement in a Monday morning video titled “Epilogue.”
The video features an excerpt from the group’s film “Electroma” from 2006 and features a photo of their hands under the caption “1993-2021”. Kathryn Frazier, Daft Punk’s publicist, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The duo – Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter – started making music together under the characters in 1993. They were widely known for their robot costumes, which they began to wear during public appearances. in the 2000s.
In 1987, they both met in Paris and formed an independent rock band called Darling. After becoming fascinated by the French house movement, they started working on their electronic sound and eventually cemented their popularity in America with their debut album “Homework” and their single “Da Funk”.
“Da Funk” and their second single “Around the World” earned the group their first two Grammy nominations. Since then, Daft Punk has been nominated for 12 Grammys and won six.
In 2007, the band made a resurgence when Kanye West sampled the 2001 song “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” for his track “Stronger”.
Daft Punk’s 2014 album “Random Access Memories” was revered by critics and fans alike, a rebirth movement for electronic dance music. The album included the single “Get Lucky”, which featured singer and producer Pharrell Williams.
That year, the album won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, making it the first electronic act to earn that coveted honor.
So far, it’s unclear whether Homem-Christo or Bangalter will continue solo.