Laurent Garnier turns on the sound

Chills, exhaustion, hilarity … After and less than twenty-four hours after the second of the two sets which came to close, on July 24 and 25, in Lyon, the electro festival Nuits Sonores, Laurent Garnier is struggling to come down from his cloud. ” It was crazy ! People wanted so much! I went up to the towers. You realize that something really missed you when you take that kind of slap. “

At 55 years old, the emblematic DJ of the French touch may have traveled, in more than thirty years, most of the flagship clubs and festivals of the techno house planet, he remains an eternal addict to this dose of collective adrenaline. “No drug is as powerful as this orgasmic communion between a DJ and his audience, he insists, relieved to have been able to dust off his turntables after months of confinement. We knew the club world would be the first to close and the last to reopen. ”

“We share with Laurent [Garnier] a taste for repetition and trance. »Lionel Limiñanas, musician

Even isolated in his house near Lourmarin (Vaucluse), in the Luberon where his wife, he and their son decided to move, sixteen years ago, to escape the Parisian suburbs, he has not remained inactive. As proof, a fascinating biographical documentary, Laurent Garnier: Off the Record, directed by Gabin Rivoire, scheduled to be broadcast on television this fall.

Another testimony from a musician in action, Of Pelicula, an album with the flavors of a fantasized road movie, co-signed with the garage rock duo The Limiñanas. This imaginary soundtrack full of a dark and sweaty sex appeal sees the DJ-composer-producer amplify the psychedelia of Perpignan, without resorting to techno artifices. “We share with Laurent [Garnier] a taste for repetition and trance “, explains Lionel Limiñanas.

After asking the DJ to remix a track – Sunday, sung by Bertrand Belin – taken from their fifth album, Shadow people (2018), Lionel and Marie Limiñanas took advantage of the forced end of their international tour to offer Laurent Garnier a creative adventure to the rhythm of exchanges of sounds between a confined Catalonia and Provence.

“This project comforted me at a time when I no longer wanted to listen to a techno note. »Laurent Garnier

“They would send me a loop of riffs or Mellotron [un ancêtre du synthétiseur], which I returned to them, completed with arrangements or keyboard melodies. It was fluid, we had a lot of fun ”, indicates the DJ, little disturbed by the rock and very sixties-seventies cinematographic references of the duo.

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