In summer of 2008, while interviewing Pedro Winters (aka Busy P) for URB’s Power Issue, we got to talking about the history o French DJs. When I asked him who was the best French DJ of all time, he didn’t pause a moment for answering “Laurent Garnier.”
So it’s not that surprising that Pedro just announced via his blog that Ed Banger will be releasing a new EP by the Parisian DJ legend this spring. The Timeless EP will feature two new tracks, “Jacques In The Box” and “Our Future” (Loud Disco Mix), recorded by Garnier and the LBS (Live Booth Sessions) crew. The digital release will also feature “Our Future” (Deeper Detroit Mix).
Ed Banger records head Pedro Winters (Busy P) has finally spoken about the tragic death of his close friend and musical brother DJ Mehdi last week. And of course, he’s communicating with music. Winters posted “Loukoums” on the Ed Banger Soundcloud page along with the message:
back in 2006, Dj Mehdi’s hommage to Dilla
we did something like 200 promo CDs for friends
I think it’s time for this music to be shared and enjoyed by all of us
I still can’t believe what’s happening, so I press play and I listen to my best friend’s music.
The unknown new track by Justice played by Busy P a couple weeks ago at HARD Summer now has an official name and high-quality leak. The tune shares the name of the PAris duo’s new album, Audio Video Disco, and the nice YouTube stream confirms the pleasent French-pop direction at least some of their new album is headed. We’ll find out how much on Oct. 15, when the recrod is released.
A new song by some of our favorite frenchies got an airing this weekend in Los Angeles. Busy P dropped a new tune by Justice during his set at HARD Summer. The tune seems to veer towards the more poppy side of the duo—probably best exhibited by their now legendary Fabric Rejected Mix which debuted on URB way back in 2008.
Ed Banger Records also announced more details today about Justice’s second album, titled Audio, Video, Disco, which is due out October 25th. You can hear the nameless new tune, and try to match it with the album tracklist after the jump.
Several years ago, when speaking to Ed Banger records honcho Busy P, I asked the frenchman who he thought was the greatest French DJ of all time. “Laurent Garnier,” he answered without the slightest hesitation. Of course, there could be no other answer. With over 20 years of experience both behind the decks and performing live, Garnier has moved multiple generations of techno fans with his exceptionally long DJ sets and classic tracks such as “Crispy Bacon,” “Acid Eiffel” and “The Man With The Red Face.” And he’s spent the past decade performing his own music live with accomplished jazz musicians, proving himself to be a stellar festival act as well as nightclub staple. …MORE