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Electrochoc (Hardback)

Electrochoc (Hardback)

Laurent Garnier with David Brun-Lambert

World-famous French DJ Laurent Garnier is also an award-winning recording artist, label owner and author of Electrochoc, a best seller in France, Spain, Russia, Germany and Japan.

Available for the first time in the English language, Garnier’s Electrochoc traces the rise of the dance scene from the early 1980s at London’s Mud Club, through Manchester’s Hacienda and onto Paris, Detroit, New York, Chicago and beyond. More than just an autobiography, Electrochoc includes unique contributions from Detroit techno pioneers Jeff Mills and Mad Mike, plus François Kervorkian, James Murphy, David Guetta and others to complement Laurent’s personal tale of music, life and love.

Electrochoc takes a worldwide journey through the legendary clubs and key moments of dance music history, describing how techno, house, garage, booty-house and electronica collided over a thirty-year period. Here is the full story of how Laurent progressed from spinning records to creating award-winning recordings, building a seminal label and performing at some of the world’s most prestigious venues.

Electrochoc is arguably the only history of the dance scene written from the perspective of a man who helped to shape the movement, its sounds and lasting legacy.

About the author

French DJ Laurent Garnier is also an award-winning recording artist, producer, composer and label owner. He lives in France and plays all over the world.

Press reviews

This book is so special … an educational and inspirational gem for anyone who has an interest in music.

The entire techno culture there before our very eyes.


Laurent Garnier, the symbol of an entire generation


A great achievement that will delight electronic music fans and novices alike


Extraordinarily well-documented. Written with great precision. A wonderful book.

Frederic Taddei, Europe 1


304 pages
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9.4 in × 7.7 in
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