Photo by Anne Rollin
“Jacques in the Box,” is Laurent Garnier's new taken from the “Timeless” EP via Ed Banger Records. We call it banger. Hard to believe that it’s been like 25 years and the man is still making music and making people dance across the globe. From raves to warehouse parties, clubs to festivals this guy is such a legend—few DJs can touch what Garnier brings to the art of DJing. Turntable connoisseur sounds about right.
Here’s what Pedro Winter had to say about the release and Laurent Garnier:
I went to my first Rave in 1992, in the north of Paris, it was called Spasmes, since then I signed with the Techno devil!
The first ‘Rave music’ CD I bought was Laurent Garnier ‘A Bout De souffle EP’ in 1993, quite happy with this choice. I also bought Felix ‘Don’t You Want Me’ cassette at the supermarket… and some other ones but we’re here to speak about my love for techno!
I discovered Paris nightlife at Rex club like most of my Parisian party monsters. Thursday was ‘Wake Up’, once a week Laurent Garnier invited the cream of Detroit, the Chicago mob or the UK techno godfathers and what techno music has best to offer. It was more than 15 years ago; he was already a legend.
We’re in 2012; the man is still travelling the world, spreading Electronic music in the clubs, on air and above.
The idea to release an EP on Ed Banger Records was in my head for few years. My friends Daft Punk often said, ‘hip-hop, jungle, techno, house no matter is what if the rhythm does. Ed Banger records is all about that!
Some Mojitos on the beach closed the deal! After a 3 hour back-to-back DJ set at Calvi on the Rocks I knew Laurent will accept my proposal.
Laurent Garnier is back, 2 Techno joints, not from concentrate, pure and modern. It’s an honour to have him on board.
You can pick up the release here.