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Daft Punk is not dead!

Two years ago, on February 22, 2021, the mythical duo Daft Punk, composed of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo announced their separation. After 30 years of collaboration, it’s through a video entitled “Epilogue” that the announcement was made.

An enigmatic video in which they appeared in a desert, masked with their traditional helmets, while a countdown of one minute was launched. After sixty seconds, the sad message “Daft Punk 1993-2021” was displayed.

An end for the French electro duo that we must admit was well conceived and well thought. However, we were far from the end…

Exactly one year after this announcement, on February 22, 2022, the duo launched their account on Instagram and Twitch, sharing publications reminding their highlights and their old tracks. A real success despite their separation since within a few months, they reached the million followers.

The date of February 22 would seem to be emblematic for Daft Punk… And this hypothesis has been confirmed this year: on February 22, 2023, the duo announced the release of the reissue of “Random Access Memories” on May 12 for the 10th anniversary of the album! This reissue will include 35 minutes of unreleased tracks.

This simple announcement was enough to boost the number of monthly listeners of the group: in total, this number has increased by 5 million, bringing Daft Punk to more than 19 million monthly listeners by now. There has also been a 5% increase in airplay in the US.

The French duo will surely not stop here, and we can’t wait to see what they have planned for us next. To be continued… See you on February 22, 2024 to find out.