New Daft Punk book, After Daft, will explore the duo’s career and cultural impact
A new Daft Punk book, ‘After Daft’, has been announced, exploring the iconic duo’s 28-year legacy, and wider cultural impact.
Vast in scope, fans can dive into sections from the pair’s origins to their increasingly elusive public personas in the wake of the global number one, platinum-certified final album, ‘Random Access Memories’, and their eventual split earlier this year. Other chapters focus on the pair’s landmark Alive 2006-7 World Tour, which set benchmarks for electronic music performances in terms of production and audience reach.
The book also moves beyond Daft Punk themselves, including a look at the influence of the predominantly Black and Latin artists cited as ‘Teachers’ in the 1997 ‘Homework’ album track of the same name. For example, the late Paul Johnson, Lil’ Louis, and K-Alexi. Elsewhere, the rise and fall of EDM (which Daft Punk’s ‘Discovery’ album helped pave the way for), and the emergence of numerous 2000s sub-genres like blog house and hyperpop are also explored. ‘After Daft’ is written by UK-based author and journalist Gabriel Szatan, is published by John Murray Press/Hachette UK, and will be available to buy in 2023.