I was genuinely gutted when I heard the news that French electronica legends Daft Punk were breaking up after 28 years together. 28 years spent creating some awesome and iconic music. I am 28 years old myself and one of my parents was a big Daft Punk fan so I remember hearing them a lot and really enjoying the techno sound. I also believed that they were actual robots. I kind of still do think that honestly. I digress…
It’s sad turn of events but as with most events of any kind these days, the Internet decided to take something a bit gloomy and make a joke out of it. Not only that, but it often leads to some amazing fan-made content such as fan art and videos and there are certainly some great ones out there to remember the musicians. So let’s have a look at some of the best memes and content to come out of the retirement of Daft Punk.
This one is not okay. Too soon man, too soon. Thank you @ClemReka for breaking my heart.
As I said before, I have always been convinced that the Daft Punk duo are actually sentient robots. This tweet kind of supports my theory, likening the musical pair to two other famous robot friends. Both iconic, both loved by millions and both able to create the funkiest of beats. Well, I don’t have confirmation of R2-D2 and C3-P0’s musical talents but I’m assuming. Put them in the Cantina Band and I’m sure they would flourish. @Kivashan_ is the mastermind behind this comparison.
Boss Logic’s ability to create humble yet moving tributes in such a short amount of time never ceases to amaze me. The well-known Australian graphic artist knocked it out of the park once again with this simple heart design based on the iconic helmets of the Daft Punk duo. In the Tweet, Boss Logic refers to the separation as the “End of an era”. No matter what your opinion is on their music, there is no doubting that their almost three decade long reign over electronic music will always be remembered. Thanks for this sweet tribute @BossLogic.
I think that this one is my absolute favourite. I didn’t realise just how similar the Mandalorian helmets are to the ones that Daft Punk wear. If only some kind of crossover with the show could have been possible. Daft Punk showing up as the music loving, outcasts from Mandalore? I can dream. Thank you @JeremieHalimi as now I cannot unsee this comparison.
An awesome look at how Daft Punk used a simple trick of flipping a sample of the 1979 song “More Spell on You” by Eddie Johns to create the well-known beat of their song “One More Time.” It seems so simple and yet it worked incredibly well, creating one of their most famous songs. “One More Time” is one of my favourites and I remember hearing it playing a lot when I was small so I feel a little ashamed that I didn’t know it was sampled. Thanks to @NehhLmao for this one.
Last but not least, a bittersweet but incredible piece of art showing the duo giving us love and wishing us goodbye as they prepare to power down. Here come the tears. Thank you @cranity for this beautiful piece. Simple yet moving and a great reminder of how much they will be missed. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go and listen to the TRON: Legacy soundtrack. You should too. It truly is some of Daft Punk’s best work.