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Laurent Garnier’s autobiography available now

and David Brun-Lambert

One man’s journey through the history of dance music

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Laurent Garnier Book

The book

ELECTROCHOC, by pioneering French DJ Laurent Garnier is available in English for the first time–only at

ELECTROCHOC is a true insider account of the rise of the dance scene, from the early 1980s at London’s Mud Club and Manchester’s Hacienda, to Paris, Detroit, New York, Chicago and beyond. Both a fascinating history of the dance scene and an autobiography, ELECTROCHOC includes unique contributions from Detroit techno pioneers Jeff Mills and Mad Mike, as well as François Kervorkian, James Murphy, David Guetta and many others.

ELECTROCHOC takes the reader on a worldwide journey through the legendary clubs, seminal festivals and key moments of dance music history. As it does, the book tells of how the DJ, producer and label owner Laurent Garnier progressed from spinning discs to creating award-winning records, building a seminal label, and performing at some of the world’s most prestigious venues.

Click here to buy a copy of this exclusive and very special book.

Key points

  • Electrochoc
  • The first English language edition of the French best-seller
  • A unique perspective on the dance music scene from a pioneer of the genre
  • Includes contributions from seminal Detroit DJ Jeff Mills and David Guetta
  • Contains unique playlists compiled by Laurent
  • Special edition 304 page hardback with drilled and varnished cover
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Look Inside

The first edition of Electrochoc comes with a drilled and varnished cover echoing a white label 12", with details in one of 4 fluorescent colour combinations. Lucky dip as to which one you get! Buy now

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Based in London, Rocket 88 are a small team of believers. Believers in music, in art, in history, in stories and in rock ‘n’ roll. But don’t take our word for it – here’s a sample of what artists, fans and reviewers are saying about our previous books. You’ll find even more on our main site.

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