Book of the Month – Daft Punk ‘We Were The Robots’

A new book about Daft Punk by the people behind seminal 90s dance music magazine Jockey Slut and new magazine Disco Pogo is out today.

Daft Punk and Jockey Slut have a shared history with the magazine being the first to interview the duo back in 1994 and also the first magazine to feature them on the front cover in 1996. Daft Punk also played Jockey Slut’s club night ‘Bugged Out’ many times over the years. This tribute to the duo collates all the interviews and photos from the magazine – covering their early days on Soma up to the release of Discovery.

Further articles cover the rest of their tenure as one of the globe’s most furtive, influential electronic acts right up to their unexpected split in February 2021.

  • Their first ever interview, for Jockey Slut in 1994.
  • Oral histories on their early years on Soma and the making of Homework and Discovery.
  • Their first unmasked cover shot and interview for Jockey Slut in 1996.
  • A Fax interview from Jockey Slut in 1995 including their doodles and handwriting.
  • Long reads on Human After All, Random Access Memories and their Coachella performance.
  • Vintage features from writers including Alexis Petridis, Emma Warren and Ben Cardew.
  • A History of Roule Records and the duos’ extra-curricular activities.
  • Exclusive Interview with Tony Gardner, the man behind the robots.
  • Daft Punk in film: Interstella 5555, Electroma and Tron.
  • Daft Punk was playing in my house – an exclusive interview with LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy.
  • An exclusive interview with Pedro ‘Busy P’ Winter and Together’s DJ Falcon.
  • Interviews with the Daft Punk superfans.

And much, much more!

Jockey Slut and Disco Pogo founders Paul Benney & John Burgess said:

“Daft Punk are one of electronic music’s greatest ever acts and we are lucky to have witnessed their ascendance, close up, from the very start. The book has been a labour of love since they split and we are happy to finally get it out there.”

The book is available as an initial limited first edition run of 3,000 copies to buy from Disco Pogo’s online store and selected specialist independent magazine and record shops in the UK and around the world.



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