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Laboratoire Mix
Laurent Garnier
Laboratoire Mix
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
Two CD Set Mixed Entirely by Laurent Garnier. Now Available at a Lower Price.


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All Artists: Laurent Garnier
Title: Laboratoire Mix
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Import [Generic]
Release Date: 7/31/2001
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
Styles: House, Techno, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 5021620911519, 5413356841220


Album Details
Two CD Set Mixed Entirely by Laurent Garnier. Now Available at a Lower Price.

CD Reviews

French-fried funk.
Andrew M. Schirmer | Seattle, WA USA | 06/10/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Perhaps you've heard of the French DJ/producer Laurent Garnier; the man behind last year's sax-sensation "The Man With The Red Face," and the subsequent "Unreasonable Behaviour" album. I loved his production, and had read about his "legendary" DJ skills, so I decided to take a gamble on "Laboratoire Mix." I'm glad I did! It's a head-trip from start to finish. Garnier's mix CD is a double-disc extravaganza. Each disc contains a single track--the mix. No flipping through tracks here. The album cover features a hologram by IC Holographic, and the whole package is done by the Designer's Republic! But I'm not here to talk about packaging. What inspired me to write this review was the incredible music. Two hours of absolutely slammin' techno and (okay, so there is some) house. The mixing is impeccable, and tracks blend together exquisitely. Okay, not so exquisitely in some places but this is not your digitally mixed Global Underground affair. Some of this is going to sound a bit dated...but it absolutely beats the pants of any trance mix I've heard recently! Mix (disc) One starts off on a housey note with Jungle Wonz's "The Jungle." This vibe continues through kooky Green Velvet's "Help Me," and then Messr. Garnier self destructs, and the techno madness takes over. Mix Two wastes no time pulling you in from the beginning, with Garnier's "The Force;" and it's a techno extravaganza from here. Jeff Mills, Juan Atkins, Derrick May....Garnier himself garners (sorry, couldn't resist) another appearance with his "Acid Eiffel." Sadly, the disc ends on a (decidedly unsexy) Philip Glass composition which isn't half bad; only it seems to drag on for years. What truly impressed me about "Laboratoire" was it's ability to retain the funk. Don't get me wrong, I love the more "clinical" experiments of cats like Richie Hawtin, but some of this is really sexy music! Imagine yourself in a seething inferno of the dirtiest club you can imagine. I wish I could describe it better, but you're better off experiencing it on your own. Derrick May said it best: "It is what it is.""
Great mix from Europe's best DJ
Luc Van Remoortel | Belgium | 11/08/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you are a techno fan, this album is a must. Great song selection, great mix. Laurent Garnier,probably the best DJ in Europe."
A SUPER-mix-cd
Senne Soli | Belgium | 04/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is really a must-have. Play it, and you won't be able to sit relaxed : YOU HAVE TO DANCE ! The tracks are really nice - tanx for the fantastic "Acid Eiffel", and the Aphex Twin track is so great. In a way it's a bit mysterious and frightening. A nice way to shut the things down. You won't be disappointed. Laurent Garnier his mix-cd's are the best in the world - his album are too."