Daft Punk announce break up with cinematic video after nearly three decades together

Renowned French dance music duo Daft Punk have announced they're splitting after nearly three decades making music together. 

The news came in the form of an epic YouTube video filmed in the desert, in which band members Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo don their trademark helmets for one last time. 

The cinematic eight-minute-long clip, entitled 'Epilogue', ends with both DJs exploding, before a graphic on-screen reads '1993 - 2021'. 

Daft Punk's longtime publicist confirmed the news to the Associated Press but did not give a reason for the group's retirement. 

The six-time-Grammy-Award-winners are regarded as one of the most influential electronic music acts of all time, having formed in Paris in the '90s. 

Their biggest hits include 'Around the World', 'One More Time', 'Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger' and 'Get Lucky' featuring Pharrell Williams, which won them two of their most recent Grammys in 2014. 

The duo got their name from a bad review of their first song from their first band together, which was called 'Darlin''. British music magazine Melody Maker called their debut release "a daft punky thrash", which inspired the name of their next, far more successful project.