Weekend Reads "One More Time": House duo Daft Punk announces separation
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The legendary French electro duo announced their separation on Monday. Return on their career in music with ten eternal hits. © REUTERS / Danny Moloshok They made the whole planet dance for 28 years. The Daft Punk (stupid dogs in the original version, Editor's note), announced the end of their artistic collaboration with a video posted on social networks.
"One More Time"? Not with Daft Punk! The French house pioneers announced the split in an elegiac video. They leave the pop stage as they entered it: incognito with a helmet on.
The scene shows two beings in leather clothing with shiny chrome helmets in the desert. Like in a western, they stand eye slit to eye slit. Then one activates the self-destruct button on the other. A blast. The remnant goes into the sunset. It is the end of one of the most successful music duos of the 90s and 2000s. The ending, as Daft Punk put it in a video entitled "Epilogue".
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© Twitter screenshot Cauet has certainly alienated the fans of Daft Punk . This Monday, February 22, the duo formed by Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo announced through a video posted on YouTube their separation after 28 years of musical collaboration. News that moved the entire planet. Just hours after this news, there were over a million tweets about it and hundreds of tributes from big names in music, from Pharrell Williams to Jean-Michel Jarre.
On the industry portal "Pitchfork", Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, the two men under the helmets, had the separation from a spokeswoman confirmed. After 28 years, the pioneers of electronic music went their separate ways. Much of the once hyped act from France had not been heard in the end anyway. The last studio album, "Random Access Memories", is dated 2013. It was almost hysterically longed for, but in the eyes of many critics it was a mild disappointment.Daft Punk: The helmets stayed on until the very end.
Bangalter and Homem-Christo had taken care of the exuberant expectations, especially with their first two albums. "Homework" (1997) with the hit hits "Around The World" and "Da Funk" even got students and indie pop fans to dance. It was the heyday of the French house. The successor "Discovery", which was produced under pressure to succeed, also had irresistible hits, such as "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" and "One More Time", which French President Jacques Chirac would have loved to use as an election anthem at the end of his first term in office. Daft Punk knew how to prevent it.
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How the two style pioneers indulging in retrofuturism already knew how to stir up the cult of star by withdrawing from it. Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo never publicly took the famous helmets off their heads. So they leave the big pop star stage incognito, which for some beat-pounding moments belonged to them. Reasons for the separation - so much discretion looks like them - were initially not known.Similar articles on
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