Chronicling the Evolution of Electronic Dance Music
Published by BackBeat Books in 2011, Keyboard Presents the Evolution of Electronic Dance Music, highlights the explosion of the EDM space, from DJs, fans,the genre’s history and evolution, music and programming, as well as interviews from musicians from Daft Punk, deadmau5, BT to Crystal Method, who helped define the genre.
The book, edited by blogger Peter Kirn, includes interviews and articles pulled from Keyboard and Remix Magazine ranges from 1982 to 2011. It dives deeply into the history and movement of electronic dance music, equipment and concepts for readers to easily understand the involvement behind EDM and how it’s reshaped the music.
Some notable highlighted artists in the book include:
• Depeche Mode, Soft Cell, The Units, Wall of Voodoo, Japan, Our Daughters Wedding
• Frankie Knuckles, Jesse Saunders, Farley “Jackmaster” Funk
• Front 242
• Charlie Clouser
• Orbital, Meat Beat Manifesto, Underworld
• Chemical Brothers
• Daft Punk
• Richie Hawtin and John Acquaviva
• Amon Tobin
• Flying Lotus
• Crystal Method
• Robert Henke (Monolake)
The book is a great reference back to the history of EDM, to learn more from the experts and a tool to help apply the same craft to your music mixes. Available now for purchase!