After nearly three decades, Daft Punk is calling it quits. French multi-instrumentalists Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo announced their retirement on Monday morning in an eight-minute video dubbed “Epilogue,” shared on their digital media platforms. The group’s longtime publicist Kathryn Frazier confirmed the split to Variety.
Daft Punk have collaborated with chart-topping artists such as Kanye West and Pharrell Williams. Their 2013 album “Random Access Memories” included the global hit “Get Lucky” featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, which clinched them the Grammy win for Best Album in 2014. Other high-profile collaborations include production on a number of tracks on Kanye West’s critically acclaimed 2013 record “Yeezus,” as well as The Weeknd’s 2016 album “Starboy,” particularly its title track “I Feel It Coming.” Their music has been sampled by a number of popular mainstream artists, including 50 Cent, Nicki Minaj, Will.i.am, Machine Gun Kelly and perhaps most notably in Kanye West’s “Stronger.”
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