Disclosure, CSS, Franz Ferdinand and Others Contribute to The Upcoming Daft Punk Book


The first wave of artists participating in the upcoming Daft Punk After Daft book has been announced, including Franz Ferdinand, CSS, Disclosure, Porter Robinson and more than 50 others.

The upcoming release was first announced back in 2021, and it aims to give an insight into the dance duo’s legacy and the changing landscape of electronic music.

The book features comments from some of the most famous artists in recent years, the book will feature more than 100 invited authors, and many new names will be revealed this week.

Disclosure, Franz Ferdinand and Porter Robinson have already contributed, as well as Annie Mac, Tiga, Dillon Francis and A-Trak. Numerous close friends of the electronic duo also took part, including industry heavyweights Alan Brax and Panda Bear.

After Daft will tell two stories: one about the inner workings of the band, and the other about the evolution of the electronic music scene.

“Including over 250 hours of new conversations with some of the most successful and innovative artists of the 21st century, After Daft will be an unprecedented resource for fans of dance and electronic music,” reads a recent statement.

Along with the aforementioned artists, a number of industry experts are also named as having contributed to the history of the genre. This includes guest appearances by producers such as Oneohtrix Point Never (The Weeknd, Uncut Gems) and Rostam Batmanglia (Vampire Weekend, Frank Ocean), as well as the team that created the soundtrack to the 2010 film TRON: Legacy.

The book not only provides a glimpse into the dynamics between the French dance duo, whose real names are Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Cristo, but also focuses on the black and Latin American origins of club culture, including a series of interviews with artists whom the group considers “pioneers of techno”.

“After Daft is led by an artist, [telling] a true story through the eyes of those,
who formed it,” said author Gabriel Satanus. “[It reflects] musicians from different fields and disciplines whose lives interacted fascinatingly, little-known creative people who lubricate the machine of the industry, as well as countless artists who flourished when the ceiling was raised above the creative possibilities of dance and electronic music and huge worldwide popularity. ”

The hardcover edition of After Daft: The Rewiring of 21st Century Culture will be released in spring 2024 and is already available for pre-order.

Last month, Daft Punk announced another upcoming release — an expanded edition of their latest album, Random Access Memories, dedicated to the 10th anniversary. The release is scheduled for May 12, the reissue contains 35 minutes of excerpts and unknown demos on nine tracks.

In addition, back in January, former member Thomas Bangalore announced his first solo album in more than two decades. The album, titled Mythologies, will be his first release since the breakup of the band in 2021 and will debut on April 7.


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