Daft Punk Fans Honor French Electronic Duo Following Split

The duo is done after nearly three decades of wildly influential music. Fans are in shambles while also sharing their favorite Daft Punk memories.


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An impassioned chorus of “please say sike” erupted worldwide on Monday following news that Daft Punk, after nearly three decades of music, was calling it quits.

In an eight-minute video titled “Epilogue,” released early Monday, the duo is seen bringing their tenure to a befitting close by calmly blowing themselves up in the desert. Shortly after the video’s release, a publicist for the French electronic duo—the members of which were Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter—confirmed their split in a statement to multiple outlets. A specific reason for bringing the duo to an end, however, was not provided.

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While the duo’s most recent full-length studio album Random Access Memories was released way back in 2013, Daft Punk has maintained a consistent presence in global pop culture through a variety of collaborations, including modern classics with Kanye West and the Weeknd. In 2010, the two put their sonic mastery to cinematic use by providing the soundtrack to TRON: Legacy.

Thankfully, the music lives on. There’s a trove of classic performances from the influential duo readily available across YouTube and elsewhere, including this 2007 Lollapalooza performance that was part of the North America run for the Alive 2006/2007 tour:

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However you choose to mourn the end of Daft Punk’s reign, just know there are millions of people who feel the same:

Daft Punk have just announced they have officially called it quits after 28 years.

Genuine sadness. These guys will be musical legends forever. pic.twitter.com/7CDysJdd6L

— Jon (@MrDalekJD) February 22, 2021

*Sees new Daft Punk video*


*5 minutes later* pic.twitter.com/AaEiwKy3xZ

— Dave @ Gloomwood (@DaveOshry) February 22, 2021

thinking about how every stage of my life would have gone so differently if it weren’t for Daft Punk

— porter robinson (@porterrobinson) February 22, 2021

Thank you DAFT PUNK for everything! We will miss you! #legends

— Alesso (@Alesso) February 22, 2021

Electronic dance music and Daft Punk are synonymous. So many memories attached to their music. They inspired a generation of musicians and creators. They inspired us. All we can say is thank you. #DaftPunk pic.twitter.com/XAwqXS1649

— ARMNHMR (@ARMNHMR) February 22, 2021

Random Access Memories always felt like a very natural end to the concept of Daft Punk, but I always wondered where they’d try to take it next.

— Jeff Gerstmann (@jeffgerstmann) February 22, 2021

Daft Punk - Epiloguehttps://t.co/4KtlpONTpH

I’m just really shocked.
They were the reason I became “TeddyLoid”
I was greatly affected by their marvelous French Touch music.

— TeddyLoid (@TeddyLoidSpace) February 22, 2021

Sad day for music lovers! I met the #daftpunk at a David Blot party back in 95. I still remember the all night nerdy conversation.
Here is probably the rarest mix of Daft Punk, a tape recovered of their DJ set at le Privé in Avignon in 95 https://t.co/9wgETiCMq5

— Tariq KRIM (@tariqkrim) February 22, 2021

*daft punk removes their helmets and it was hall and oates the whole time*

— russ bengtson (@russbengtson) February 22, 2021

if daft punk can’t make it work how are you and i supposed to?

— Vincent Martella (@VinMan17) February 22, 2021

why do u like daft punk
me: pic.twitter.com/hMGVGVkBmb

— giraffage (@giraffage) February 22, 2021

If there's one thing that art always wants to do, it's to embrace change.
Maybe Daft Punk want to do something 100% different with their creativity, or maybe the music industry changed so much in these 28 years that they don't like it anymore.
It's up to us to carry the torch now https://t.co/XgwJ5f6bNt

— Alex Moukala (@alex_moukala) February 22, 2021

As bummed as I am that there will never be new Daft Punk music again… Gotta say, 28 years of it is a pretty incredible run. Thank you for the musics, fellas

— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) February 22, 2021

Sad to see Daft Punk go, but savoring what they gave us. They even ended it as a classic band should. From synthesizing post-acid house into a narcotic dream to helping revive the glories of disco, demolishing stages, crossing dance music over to hip-hop. Absolute masterclass. pic.twitter.com/FVOaRxpkwr

— Ghostly International (@ghostly) February 22, 2021

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