Monday, May 24, 2010



Laurent Garnier (born February 1, 1966) is a French house music producer and DJ. Laurent Garnier began DJing in Manchester during the late 1980s. By the following decade, he had a broad stylistic range, able to span classic deep house and Detroit techno, the harder side of acid/trance and jazzy tracks as well. He added production work to his schedule in the early 1990s and recorded several LPs.During the late 1970s Laurent Garnier discovered clubbing with his brother in Paris, where his family lived. He loved disco but also listened to all other contemporary musical genres: reggae, funk, punk… At the age of 16 Laurent was already interested in clubs and DJs and had started recording and mixing music on basic tape recorders.In 1984, Laurent started working as a waiter for the French Embassy in London. He stayed there for a year and a half before moving to Manchester in 1986. England was a revelation for him, as he discovered the booming UK house scene and started DJing.
In 1987 he discovered the Haçienda club in Manchester and met Mike Pickering the resident DJ. Chicago House and Detroit Techno became very popular, and Garnier started mixing at the Haçienda club under the name of DJ Pedro. Garnier becomes one of the first Europeans to begin mixing American house music in Britain, Garnier was one of the prime cogs in the late-1980s Manchester scene. His DJing at Manchester’s Haçienda club provided an inspiration for The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays to begin adding house rhythms to rock music.


Tracklist
1. Axs – De2
2. The Crystal Ark – The city never sleeps
3. Talking Heads – Born under punches
4. Ariay Astrobeat Arkestra – Lost in Kinshasa
5. Fela Kuti – Arlya
6. Profisee & Epron – Zoning (Rvit remix)
7. Hashim – Al naafiysh
8. Gino Studio – Shazbot
9. The Hundred In The Hands – Dressed in Dresden
10. Artyic Monkeys – From the ritz to rubble
11. Marky & Xrs – Ddio de sol

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