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100+ names in dance music contribute to the much-anticipated ‘After Daft’ book

Be ready to read stories from Kavinsky, Todd Edwards, Annie Mac, Disclosure and more in Spring 2024

  • Miki Kitasako
  • 29 March 2023
100+ names in dance music contribute to the much-anticipated ‘After Daft’ book

It's been a long but worthwhile wait. ‘After Daft: Daft Punk & The Rewiring Of 21st Century Culture’ is set to be released in the Spring of 2024 and includes over 100 contributors that trump the line-up of many festivals around the globe.

Celebrating over 30 years of Daft Punk, this book includes a unique blend of history, stories, vision and interviews that detail their journey and the influence the duo has had on the current stance of where dance and pop music live today.

The book features stories based on conversations from the duo’s closest inner circle, family, labels, promoters, technicians to top-tier artists in the dance music scene.

Some of those include Kavinsky, Paul Johnson, Todd Edwards, Kevin Saunderson, The Blessed Madonna, Annie Mac, DJ Minx, Disclosure, Franz Ferdinand, Junior Sanchez, Carl Craig and Daniel Vangarde, Thomas Bangalter’s father.

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Music journalist Gabriel Szatan as the author sets out to tell a different tale from others before him — an authentic scope of what happened ‘After Daft’.

This book is not quite the typical biography that we’re used to as it showcases the impact of dance music over the years from the influence of one of the most coveted duos in history.

The impact of Daft Punk has grown with dance music over the years and will continue to be one of the leading heads in the music industry overall.

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“To tally the full scope of the After Daft era, you need to place as much emphasis on the 'After' as the 'Daft',” Szatan commented.

“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,” he adds.

You can pre-order ‘After Daft: Daft Punk & The Rewiring Of 21st Century Culture’ today here.

Miki Kitasako is Mixmag Asia’s Social Media and Content Producer, follow her on LinkedIn.

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