Why doesn't Daft Punk perform anymore

Electro duo Daft Punk dissolves - cryptic farewell video

Daft Punk became world famous with their robot helmets

Nobody knows what they really look like - because they always hid under robot helmets. But with hits like “One More Time”, “Get Lucky” or “Around The World” they became world famous. Now the French electro duo Daft Punk has announced their departure with a cryptic YouTube video: The eight-minute clip shows the years "1993-2021".

Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo have been forming daft punk since 1993

The French Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo appeared together under the name "Daft Punk" since 1993. The duo had their biggest hit in 2013 together with Pharrell Williams with the song "Get Lucky". The accompanying album "Random Access Memories" was probably the last studio album of the two. Bangalter and Homem-Christo first made a name for themselves in clubs and were able to land their first hit in 1995 with the song "Da Funk". Meanwhile, Daft Punk are considered to be the most influential figures in the electronic scene.

The now published Daft Punk video shows "1993-2021" - and is supposed to be a farewell statement

The now published nearly eight-minute video shows an excerpt from the 2006 film "Electroma" by the duo. For the 90-minute science fiction road movie, the two artists slipped into the role of two robots who want to become humans. The film ends tragically for both characters: one of them explodes, the other runs around burning at the end.

Kathryn Frazier, who is named by the music portal "Pitchfork" as Daft Punk's longtime publicist, confirmed the separation at the request of the DPA news agency, but gave no reasons. The published video is the corresponding statement from the two of them.

Source: dpa / RTL.de