Breakup after 28 years is announced by Daft Punk

Throughout a career marked by a disinterest in popularity, the mysterious, influential French electronic-music duo released four albums and won six GRAMMYs.

The Parisian duo responsible for some of the most successful dance and pop songs ever made, Daft Punk, have split. With an 8-minute video titled ‘Epilogue,’ taken from their 2006 film Electroma, they broke the news. Asked if Daft Punk was no more, Kathryn Frazier, their longtime publicist, confirmed Pitchfork’s story, but gave no explanation for the split.

In 1993, in Paris, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo founded Daft Punk, helping to define house music’s French touch style. Their debut album, Homework of 1997, was a milestone for house music, featuring classic singles “Around the World” and “Da Funk.”

The pair had taken to making public appearances in the robot outfits that became their trademark by the release of its follow-up, Discovery, in 2001. As global superstars, the singles “One More Time” and “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” cemented them. In subsequent years, their imprint in the common imagination continued to deepen, with albums like the third album Human After All, the live LP Alive 2007, and the soundtrack album Tron: Legacy.

Watch Daft Punk farewell video below.