“By the time I was ten years old my bedroom looked like a nightclub. There were strobes, multi-coloured flashing lights, a disco ball, a DJ booth and a dance floor. When I switched on my equipment hundreds of tiny white lights would flit across my bedroom ceiling and walls. I switched on my disco ball every night. I only dreamt of one thing: making people dance.” – Laurent Garnier in ‘Electrochoc‘
Laurent Garnier has been making dance music for 25 years and is seen of one of electronic music’s pioneering DJ’s. His book, Electrochoc, which was co-written by David Brun-Lambert, was released in 2003 and tells “the whole story of the electronic music scene over the last 30 years from the inside, from before the birth of rave in the UK to present day Berlin.” The book was originally written and French but is due to be translated into English in July. In addition to words from the authors themselves, Electrochoc features musings from Mike Banks, Jeff Mills, James Murphy, François K and Pedro Winter (AKA, Busy P).
Plans are now in progress to turn the bestseller into a feature film which will is due to begin filming towards the end of 2015. Co-written by Garnier himself, the movie is expected to feature the dance scenes in Paris, Detroit, New York, Berlin, Chicago, London among other cities.
The English version of Electrochoc is available to pre-order now.