A techno great and master of reinvention discusses his next steps.
For nearly three decades, Laurent Garnier has urged himself to create on the cutting edge of dance music. Beyond the turntables and studio, Garnier moves between genres and performance techniques with the aim of continuously challenging himself. Pick any moment from his musical journey, and it's easy to see this creative momentum: there was the Hacienda in the late '80s, his time spent in America exploring house, the techno of his label F Communications and his entry into the realm of jazz. "I never want to be an old artist playing my old tracks just to please the older crowd," he says. "I don't think that's healthy." So in 2013, with forthcoming releases on labels like 50 Weapons and Still Music, Garnier continues to reinvent himself, as discussed with RA's Sanjay Fernandes in advance of his headlining set at our December 13th party in London.
Photo credit: Richard Bellia