Whatโ€™s the point of all this?

Iโ€™m writing a book, itโ€™s hopefully going to be good, and thereโ€™s an absolutely enormous amount of extra material coming down the pipeline which โ€” if youโ€™re into dance & electronic music โ€” I think youโ€™ll enjoy.

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Whatโ€™s your book? And who are you?

The book is called After Daft, and itโ€™s out in early 2024. It focuses on the arc of dancefloor-friendly music from 1993-2023, and (naturally) the key role Daft Punk play within that. My name is Gabe, Iโ€™ve been covering club and pop culture as a journalist, event booker, streaming curator, content farmer and unserious DJ since 2007.

Iโ€™m not really into Daft Punk

Thatโ€™s absolutely fine. The project spans a much wider breadth of stories about art, culture and technology than just the goings-on of two French blokes in robot helmets. Anyone who is even peripherally a fan of house, techno, disco, DJ culture, โ€˜indie sleazeโ€™, necking pills to compressed rave music, digital life or the bottomless lake of 21st century electronic-pop should find plenty to interest them in here.

I do other longform writing, profiles and cover stories, too โ€” although whether Burial, Dua Lipa, Pavement or some hot UK Garage act encroach on this newsletter is entirely contingent on how trapped by the subject matter I feel. Letโ€™s find out!

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A newsletter about DJing, dance music and Daft Punk. 100s of new interviews, archival photo/video material and related music history to come โ€” the story of 21st century culture, as told by its key artists. ๐˜ผ๐™›๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐˜ฟ๐™–๐™›๐™ฉ releases early 2024.


In the run-up to ๐˜ผ๐™›๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐˜ฟ๐™–๐™›๐™ฉ (my forthcoming book on DJ culture, dance music and Daft Punk, out early 2024), I'll be rolling out 100s of new interviews, archival photo/video material and stories from research on the road. It'll be good, hopefully.