By now, we have all heard the news. This morning, the iconic French electronic duo that many of us grew up on, announced their split. The two posted a farewell video called “Epilogue.”
If you haven’t managed to see it, the over 7-minute video starts with Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter in their helmets (of course) walking through the desert. They face each other and then part, separating with a robotic explosion. With it, their music run that spanned decades – from 1993 unit 2021 – came to a close.
As if we all haven’t been through enough already, this is news that shocked and saddened the EDM community. But there has been a light of thankfulness surrounding it, as everyone has all come together to reminisce about their greatest Daft Punk memories. All-day, people have been posting their gratitude for the two that inspired them, introduced them to this universe, and brought us all together. See some below from artists that we know and love, many who were influenced by them throughout their lives and careers. And let us know what your favorite Daft Punk moments or music are as we come to the end of an era.
I still remember seeing ‘Da Funk’ on Top Of The Pops and being spellbound.
Roulé was my gateway into house.
The ‘Alive ‘97 in Birmingham’ drew me in even more.
‘Discovery’ for me cemented them as the greatest to have ever done it.
Thank You Daft Punk (Guy Manuel & Thomas).
— DukeDumont (@DukeDumont) February 22, 2021
I have Daft Punk vinyl framed in my house… their limited edition ornaments are on our Xmas tree every year…
I’m wrecked 😭 pic.twitter.com/lDREgrXTA2
— Dani Deahl (@danideahl) February 22, 2021
🎶 ONE MORE TIME 🎶
Thank you for everything Daft Punk
— BLUNTS & BLONDES (@bluntsnblondes) February 22, 2021
Daft Punk pic.twitter.com/SP5hW22od7
— Madeon (@madeon) February 22, 2021
Au revoir, Daft Punk.
— MΞRCΞR (@Mercer_Music) February 22, 2021
After 28 years the legendary duo Daft Punk is officially separating. This is a sad considering how much they have contributed to foundation of electronic music. Nearly every artist has been influenced by them in some way. Can't believe we won't see them live again "one more time"
— Brownies & Lemonade🍫🍋 (@TeamBandL) February 22, 2021
— ZHU (@ZHUmusic) February 22, 2021
(via u/xerofoxx/Reddit) pic.twitter.com/4SrFhZD6ry
— Dancing Astronaut (@dancingastro) February 22, 2021
1993 – 2021 pic.twitter.com/p6BUJQAa9n
— Defected Records (@DefectedRecords) February 22, 2021
The first Daft Punk song I ever heard was "Around The World" in 1999 on MTV. I was probably 8 years old and was instantly hooked. Their sound and video were so, different and unique. I became a fan.
— GDE (@GlobalDanceGDE) February 22, 2021
😭 i hope daft punk is playing us all and makes an epic come back.
— T᷈O᷈K᷈iM᷈O᷈N᷈S᷈T᷈A᷈ (@TOKiMONSTA) February 22, 2021
Remixing Daft Punk was a surreal highlight of our music journey
Needless to say, they had a profound influence on us and the entire electronic music community
— The Glitch Mob (@theglitchmob) February 22, 2021
thinking about how every stage of my life would have gone so differently if it weren’t for Daft Punk
— porter robinson (@porterrobinson) February 22, 2021
😭😭😭😭 so Greatful for all the music and the memories I’ve had around it. Thank you for the memories ✨✨✨✨✨
— GRiZ (@Griz) February 22, 2021
Merci les robots 🤖❤️ pic.twitter.com/QAXdKQbriH
— Kibbutzy Collins (@atrak) February 22, 2021
Merci pour tout… pic.twitter.com/udSqjf6VCe
— Oliver (@WeAreOliver) February 22, 2021
Human After All 🙌🏼 #daftpunk
— TCHAMI (@iamTchami) February 22, 2021
Daft Punk was the biggest electronic music influence on me, all i ever wanted was to be at Alive 2007 lol. even paid tribute to them on my intro track to my 1993 EP. true legends https://t.co/ACDldZLLmJ pic.twitter.com/Yxc5FCNPQa
— Manila Killa (@manilakilla) February 22, 2021
Not Daft Punk man. What? I’m just going to pretend this isn’t happening.
— 4B (@DJ4B) February 22, 2021
Daft Punk will forever make our hearts beat. pic.twitter.com/iKLlssIbkr
— Spotify (@Spotify) February 23, 2021
— LEGO (@LEGO_Group) February 23, 2021
If Daft Punk played for football clubs around the world around the world around the world around the world around the world around the world around the world around the world around the world 😎 pic.twitter.com/w0pL55Se6z
— Goal (@goal) February 23, 2021
Daft Punk you gave me the greatest musical experience in my life that still pumps in my veins reminding me why I love what I do and the community I’m part of. Thank you with all my soul for your existence alone. Now let’s play Daft Punk all day every day!!! pic.twitter.com/0t3rhv9WIO
— Steve Aoki (@steveaoki) February 22, 2021