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Manchester, 1987: dans un ancien entrepôt reconverti en club, la musique s'apprête à vivre sa dernière grande révolution. Quinze ans plus tard, la techno est devenue un phénomène mondial. Ses artistes vendent leurs albums par millions, et l' " esthétique techno " est omniprésente dans notre paysage culturel. Depuis les ghettos noirs - américains jusqu'à l'explosion planéta ...more
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Published October 10th 2003 by Flammarion
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Jul 24, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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French legendary electronic music artist Laurent Garnier writes a very interesting first-person account on the birth and subsequent global explosion of house and electronic music, from the early 80´s to the late 90´s. There´s been many books written on the subject, however this one differs in the sense that it is perhaps less encyclopedical but puts the emphasis on how it was for the author, first as a music enthusiast and an assiduous club punter, and then as one the world´s leading dj/producer ...more
Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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He disfrutado un montón el libro. Laurent es todo un personaje y la verdad es que ha estado en todas las movidas. Quizás las cosas menos hiladas son las más cercanas a la actualidad pero la parte de Detroit por ejemplo me ha flipado. Compagina muy bien información general con las anécdotas personales (muchas y con mucho cuerpo como debe de ser). Quizás lo pero es un tono un poco de sobreexcitación al explicar todo pero se deja llevar porque sin mucho esfuerzo la voz de los autores acaba cayendo ...more
Masha Muracheva
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing book for those who would like to know more about the history of electronic music (techno and house genres in particular). Not only Garnier writes about his career as a DJ and producer but also provides a detailed overview of DJ culture in the UK, France, Germany and the US. I’ve learned so much from this book as well as discovered a lot of great tracks since every chapter is accompanied by thematic playlists.
Jelena Hiblović
Jun 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Promeniti se da bi se postojalo. I mutirati. Zapoceti novi ciklus.
Jimmy Maheras
Jul 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If you're a Garnier fan or even just a fan of house/techno, read this.
Jun 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you’re into electronic music you have to read this book. Period. The kinda book that makes you smile like a juvenile and think of all the beautiful moments you had on the dancefloor sweating your ass off.

He tells about the development of his career that started at the very beginning of things and simultaneously how the culture evolved. In-between the protagonist switches to Mike Banks and then Jeff Mills. Well written, entertaining as hell and sooo informative.(even has a tracklist every othe
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
laurent Garnier gave this book to me when i was at his house

AMAZING book if you are a DJ or love electronic music
many great names in this books and great history of Dj and music
Denys Shamatazhy
Jun 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
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I had a typical childhood in the post-USSR era at the edge of a small city. Most of my neighbors have belonged toward two clans - rappers and rockers. Rock guys listened to Slipknot and Metallica and played football, rap guys preferred basketball and Russian underground hip-hop or something similar to 50 Cent. So there was no room for me to get into electronic music.

When I started investigating it was so hard to distinguish genres - there was absolutely no difference for me between techno and ho
Dmitry Klekovkin
Nov 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty nice book. Just history of house music. It looks like documentary. But anyway if you are interesting in club culture you must read it.
Jean-Sébastien Herpin
Oct 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Tout simplement excellent.
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