Get ready to dive deep into the world of Daft Punk with a new book titled “After Daft: The Rewiring of 21st Century Culture.” This is the first official biographical book on the legendary electronic music duo. In turn, it is one that promises to take readers on an in-depth journey through their 30-year career.
The book will explore Daft Punk’s impact on the electronic dance music scene. Similarily, it will focus on how their Alive Tour set the precedent for a new generation of DJs. With contributions from industry heavyweights such as Kavinsky, Todd Edwards, and Daniel Vangarde, the father of Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter, “After Daft” is set to be a must-read for fans of the duo and electronic music lovers alike.
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But that’s not all – the book will also include insights from other influential artists. This includes artists such as Kevin Saunderson, Annie Mac, The Blessed Madonna, Disclosure, DJ Minx, and Carl Craig. It will explore the lasting effect that Daft Punk has had on dance music. One which highlights the industry-defining aspects of their career while tracing their journey back to their home country of France.
The author of the book, Gabriel Szatan, had the following to say:
“Daft Punk sit in the pantheon of pop alongside Prince, Talking Heads, Kate Bush, Stevie Wonder, Kraftwerk, Missy Elliott, David Bowie, or any visionary you’d care to name.”
“Beyond making joyous records, there are countless compelling sub-narratives which flow in and out of their career: Alive 2006-07 was as consequential for dance music as The Beatles’ 1964 appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show was for rock ’n’ roll.”
Daft Punk is widely regarded as responsible for helping extend the popularity of electronic music to the world. Collaborating with artists such as Kanye West & Pharrell Williams, the duo has left an indelible mark on the music industry.
The book promises to be much more than a traditional music biography. It will contain with meticulous research and exclusive access to the duo’s inner circle. It will show how the music industry and wider entertainment worlds were impacted by Daft Punk. Additionally, it will document the impact of those who inspired the duo, including the veteran house and techno DJs of Chicago and Detroit. The birthplaces of electronic music as we know it.
So, whether you’re a die-hard fan or just curious about the impact of Daft Punk on the world of electronic music, “After Daft” is a must-read. Get ready to be transported on a journey through the history of electronic music with one of the most influential duos of all time.
[H/T] – Mixmag