Legendary French electronic music duo Daft Punk have just announced that they are splitting up after nearly three decades.
The pair, composed by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, met at a Paris school in 1987 where they formed an indie rock band named Darling.
In 1993 Bangalter and de Homem-Christo created the project Daft Punk finding success with the smash hit “Da funk” some years later.
The single “Around the world” reached number one in UK, US and in various European countries becoming one of the best dance anthems of all time.
Throughout their career, Daft Punk released four albums, the last of which “Random access memories” in 2013.
Today the group confirmed their retirement with a 8-minute video called “Epilogue”.
The clip shows the Parisian duo dressed in their iconic robot suits walking in a desert before one of the group activates a self-destruct button and explodes.
No explanation was given for the duo’s breakup.