Daft Punk Has Retired


The 59th GRAMMY Awards - Backstage

The 59th GRAMMY Awards - Backstage

The Paris-born electronic music duo Daft Punk responsible for some of the most popular dance and electronic songs ever made, have announced their retirement. They broke the news with an 8-minute video titled “Epilogue,” excerpted from their 2006 film Electroma.

Their debut album, 1997’s Homework, was a dance music landmark, featuring classic singles “Around the World” and “Da Funk.” By the release of its follow-up, Discovery, in 2001, the duo began making public appearances in the robot outfits that became their trademark. The singles “One More Time” and “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” cemented them as global superstars.

They licensed “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” to rapper Kanye West for his 2007 single “Stronger,” which became one of Ye's biggest songs. Daft Punk’s last album was 2013’s Random Access Memories, which featured the hit track “Get Lucky” and won a Grammy for Best Album in 2014. Since then, the group have worked with the Weeknd on two songs on his Starboy album, in addition to “I Feel It Coming”. [Pitchfork]

See their farewell video below.