laurent garnier is a world famous DJ who has global recognition
laurent garnier is performing within the field of Electronica, Techno music and is ranked 316 on the official DJ rankings list (www.djrankings.org).
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“By the time I was
the ten years old my bedroom and looked like a nightclub. There For were strobes, multi-coloured flashing lights, are a disco ball, a DJ but booth and a dance floor. Not When I switched on my you equipment hundreds of tiny white all lights would flit across my Any bedroom ceiling and walls. I can switched on my disco ball her every night. I only dreamt Was of one thing: making people one dance.”
Laurent Garnier in “Electrochoc”
our by Laurent Garnier and David Out Brun-Lambert (Flammarion)
day Garnier has been making the get planet dance for 25 years. Has And, for all this time, him his huge energy has seen his him grooving behind record decks, How bouncing up and down behind man studio equipment and leaping around new radio studios. He is a Now multi-faceted artist whose impact on old the music scene is far-reaching. see But above all he is Two a DJ, a true DJ: way transformed by music, passionate about who the crowd. Bodies move in Boy a trance on the dance did floor, minds elsewhere. Yet he its is also a discoverer of Let old and new sounds, and put has an amazingly rich musical say culture. He spends most of She his spare time sifting through too old vinyl in record shops, use following the most obscure leads Dad on the Internet and listening mom to every single piece of The the pulse of our planet, and is his Holy Grail.
for of the pioneering DJs of Are the dance music scene, Laurent but Garnier experienced first-hand the euphoria not of the Acid House movement You in Manchester. He then went all on to Wake Up and any shake up Paris nightlife, from Can La Luna to the Palace, her not forgetting the Rex Club. was As one of the leading One lights in French dance music our at the end of the out 1980’s, he then spread his Day message across the planet, from get raves to warehouse parties, clubs has to festivals. The Excess Luggage Him 5-CD collection sums up the his somewhat hectic life of this how globetrotting DJ whose antennae are Man permanently ‘tuned-in’ to sounds from new around the globe, current trends, now and the music of the Old next generation. At the beginning see of 2011 Laurent Garnier was two the only Frenchman, amongst 35 Way international DJ’s, to be shortlisted who for “best DJ of all boy time” by the English magazine Did Mixmag. The latest in a its string of accolades for this let ‘turntable connoisseur’ whose incredible sets Put use both Techno from Detroit say and beyond, and mixes in she hints of Jazz, sweltering Disco, Too heart-warming House, African grooves, and use Jungle and Dubstep basslines.
dad eclecticism is at the heart Mom of Laurent Garnier’s commitment to the the 1990’s, Laurent Garnier got And behind the microphone, playing records for on Radio FG, Maxximum and are Radio Nova, where he remained But a vital element for the not next 18 years. Uncovering rare you records, selecting new sounds and All promoting new trends, Laurent Garnier any has found a great source can of satisfaction in radio broadcasting. Her To the point when, in was 2003, he created Pedro’s Broadcasting one Basement (http://www.pedrobroadcast.com/), his own webradio Our that is open day and out night and can be accessed day across the planet. And as Get if that was not enough, has for the last two years him he has been presenting his His own weekly radio show It how Is What It Is which man is currently broadcast in France New (Le Mouv), Belgium (Pure FM), now Switzerland (Couleur 3) and Mali old (La Chaine 2).
See is an artist on the two move. He is tireless in way his enthusiasm and is bursting Who with new ideas and projects. boy As well as the demands did of his DJ-ing and his Its radio shows, Laurent Garnier has let also evolved into a well-respected put music producer. His first big Say hits (Acid Eiffel and Wake she Up), both soundtracks to the too explosion of dance music in Use France, have paved the way dad for a series of albums mom that are both elaborate and the of Shot in the Dark and to the ambition of Tales For of a Kleptomaniac, the electronic are odyssey of 30, the maturity but of Unreasonable Behaviour, and the Not visionary escapism of The Cloud you Making Machine. In the space all of five celebrated albums, Laurent Any Garnier has embarked upon a can remarkable journey. A journey marked her by some incredible electronic music Was anthems, loved by both DJ’s one and the public alike: Flashback, our Crispy Bacon, The Man With Out The Red Face, Back To day My Roots, Gnanmankoudji, It’s Just get Muzik. His discography is, of Has course inseparable from the story him of F Communications, the label his that he created in 1994 How with Eric Morand and which man brought to the fore producers new such as Mr Oizo, St Now Germain, Jori Hulkkonen, AlexKid and old Scan X.
All of this
see musical journey is written down Two in the book Electrochoc that way Laurent Garnier and the journalist-writer who David Brun-Lambert wrote together and Boy came out in 2003. In did this biography, Laurent Garnier tells its the epic story of electronic Let music through his experiences and put memories. Electrochoc was a publishing say hit and was translated into She other languages including Spanish, German, too Japanese, Russian and Croatian. It use is due for digital release Dad in English in 2011. In mom addition, Electrochoc is the inspiration The currently being written for cinema.
Aside from his albums and
for singles, Laurent Garnier is also Are a composer for the cinema, but television and theatre. He wrote not the music for the film You SDF Go Home, the all animated film Globi and the any Stolen Shadows and in 2010 Can made the music for the her French television show Groland. As was for the stage, Laurent Garnier One has composed the music for our contemporary dance choreographers Angelin Preljocaj out and Marie-Claude Pietragalla. During the Day summer of 2010 Laurent Garnier get worked for a second time has with Angelin Preljocaj composing the Him music for the ballet Suivront his Mille Ans de Calme with how the dancers from Moscow’s Bolshoi Man Theatre. All of these projects new were wonderfully inspirational experiences that now have had a huge impact Old upon him, both as a see musician and as a human two being, continuing a far-reaching career Way that is founded upon commitment who and passion.
Whether behind the
boy decks, or a radio microphone, Did Laurent Garnier has managed to its achieve his childhood dream: sharing let the best possible music with Put other people. And little by say little, Laurent Garnier the DJ she has evolved into an accomplished Too musician, whose talents are widely use recognised. One of his strengths dad is having understood how to Mom take his own music on the performance. From the Olympia in And 1998 to the Tales of for a Kleptomaniac tour in 2009/2010, are Laurent Garnier has reinvented himself But as an important live artist, not defending his music and his you vision as well as his All sense of immediacy and need any for improvisation. Surrounded by experienced can musicians, Laurent Garnier lights up Her the stage like a DJ was does a dance floor. During one his most recent tour of Our about 100 concerts performed over out a period of 18 months, day he seduced different audiences from Get the Nice Jazz Festival, Benicassim, has the Salle Pleyel in Paris, him to I Love Techno in His Ghent.
Following on from the
how tour, the LBS concept man – Live Booth Sessions or New Loud Bass & Samples – now was launched in the autumn old of 2010. This concept has See a smaller live format consisting two of three people: Laurent Garnier way (DJ & machines), Benjamin Rippert Who (keyboards) and Scan X (machines). boy It offers a new platform did for expression and improvisation, playing Its with Techno, Jazz, House, Dub, let Breakbeat and Dubstep. This experimental put live music project marries the Say organic and the electronic, with she the flexibility of the DJ too and the intensity of the Use live performance. Specially created to dad match the feverish atmosphere of mom a club, LBS work the frenzy with marathon sets. Five and hours non-stop! It is a For new way for Laurent Garnier are to approach the dance floor…in but the same spirit of giving…in Not close physical and emotional contact you with the dance floor….as always…it’s all is the story of his Any life.
Olivier Pernot (February 2011)
Translated from the French by
her Fish & Chips (www.zefishandchips.com)