Daft Punk returned to social networks a year after their separation

daft-punk returned to activity in the networks and the fans were excited. A year ago, the famous French duo announced their end with an eight-minute clip under the title “Epilogue”.

This round started with an enigmatic publication in Instagram and Twitterwhich preceded Daft Punk’s broadcast on the Twitch platform of a December 1997 live concert in Los Angeles.

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Daft Punk became a trend and fueled rumors about an eventual return to the activity of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo.

Daft Punk recalled the release of an important album

To mark the date, the French band formed in 1993, presented a deluxe edition in homage to the 25th anniversary of their first album, housework, 1997. The album includes their first hit, “Around the world”which brought them to international fame.

On February 22, 2021, Daft Punk announced their separation with an enigmatic video published on social networks that caused a true tsunami in the musical world. The video of more than 8 minutes it showed the two members, in their traditional robot helmets, advancing in a desert. After some signs reminiscent of a renunciation, one ended up starting the self-destruction system of the other, which was pulverized.

The duo was from home work the greatest ambassador of French electro. Other successful Daft Punk works were: Discovery (2001), human after all (2005) and Random Access Memories (2013).

This latest album reached the top of the charts thanks to songs like “Get Lucky”, with the participation of Pharrell Williams and guitarist Nile Rodgers of Chic. At the 2014 Grammys performance, Stevie Wonder joined the band onstage.

Their absence from concerts for 14 years was accompanied by a strategy of media silence that they kept from the beginning, so their faces hidden under robot masks are not officially known.

Daft Punk and the history of their helmets

Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter were noted for wearing robotic suits, masks, and helmets to hide their appearance. This aesthetic, closer to video games and anime, whichIt served as his sign of identity.

On twitter, Luke Perez, Through the Daft Punk Fandom account, he shared a series of sketches and photos through which he explains the evolution of the group’s helmets.

FIGURES. Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christro Thomas Bangalter.
FIGURES. Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christro Thomas Bangalter.

Perez, who introduces himself as “Daft Punk historian”, explained that the directors Alex Courtes and Martin Fougerol drew the first robotic helmets, which were later designed by Tony Gardner and manufactured by the company Alterian Inc, specializing in makeup and special effects. Gardner and Alterian Inc were also commissioned to design robot gloves for Daft Punk.

Those early robotic helmets were included LED lightswhich displayed different lighting effects, designs and messages.

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Daft Punk returned to social networks a year after their separation