- Daft Punk, the iconic dance music duo, announced their split on Monday after 28 years.
- The news inspired fans to reminisce about the duo’s legendary live performances.
- In particular, Daft Punk’s set at Coachella in 2006 is widely seen as the best EDM show in history.
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Daft Punk has called it quits 28 years after the iconic duo was formed in Paris.
Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo became known for wearing robot helmets in public and making some of history’s most popular dance songs, including “Around the World,” “One More Time,” and “Get Lucky.”
Daft Punk’s last album was released in 2013: “Random Access Memories,” which won album of the year at the Grammy Awards.
The news inspired fans to reminisce about Daft Punk’s legendary live performances.
Was lucky to see Daft Punk at Coney Island in 2007. Felt truly extraterrestrial and otherworldly, but primal like futuristic paganism. I remember wondering what aliens would think if they saw us all there on the edge of a great city worshipping two robots atop a pyramid ????????????????
— Liam O'Donnell (@LiamODin) February 22, 2021
Still couldn't believe the fact that I won't ever see Daft Punk's pyramid stage in a live concert. ???????????? pic.twitter.com/A6Rd82KobK
— prakala djoen (@prakalajun) February 22, 2021
Thanks Daft Punk.
you are the legend.
this live version of Harder Better Faster Stronger is one of the biggest Dance tracks of my life. pic.twitter.com/txDucF7JRc
— Dubscribe/Devastator OUTNOW! (@Dubscribe_) February 22, 2021
Daft Punk’s famous pyramid stage was originally debuted during their Coachella set in 2006, which is widely credited with sparking the rise of high-energy, LED-heavy EDM shows.
I took these of Daft Punk at Coachella in 2006 with my 3 megapixel camera. This set forever changed the way I look at art and music. Thank you, Daft Punk. For everything. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Din4I4iksG
— James Livitski (@gentlemanbronco) February 22, 2021
I saw Daft Punk at Coachella in 2006… Was like 15 feet from the stage. First time they wore the robot suits, first time playing anything from Discovery as far as I know… best show of my dang life pic.twitter.com/5oZueE67Rf
— lukey q (@nah_solo) February 22, 2021
The Daft Punk set at @coachella 2006 completely changed the game. Don't think I have heard a crowd that hyped since. It felt like you were on a different planet.
— Chris McDonald (@thechris104) February 22, 2021
This video was the coolest thing ever when I was a young buck https://t.co/drTDeSZGxu
— Redstripe Moses (@blvvckbvvdg3rrr) February 22, 2021
— Ras Trent Reznor (@brodeep) February 22, 2021
Some fans reposted clips of the set from BBC’s 2015 documentary “Daft Punk Unchained.”
“It was kind of the birth of EDM,” KCRW music director Jason Bentley narrates. “From that point on, dance music needed to have a giant spectacle onstage. You can love it or you can hate it, but the fact is that nothing was the same after that performance.”
Daft Punk’s 2006 Coachella performance during their Alive tour is considered to be one of the most important performances in electronic music history.
Their pioneering music and stage complexity gave birth to a worldwide phenomenon of seeing DJs live. pic.twitter.com/C5WzRxKrro
— TF (@TF_898) February 22, 2021
daft punk – coachella 2006 – the most important, game changing moment in the history of electronic music pic.twitter.com/haGDDshpEK
— Brownies & Lemonade???????? (@TeamBandL) February 22, 2021