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Legendary French producer Laurent Garnier has announced his first solo record in eight years, ‘33 Tours Et Puis S’en Vont’, and told fans that he’ll step back from touring in 2024.
The album is set for release on May 25 via COD3 QR, a label Garnier founded in 2018. The record marks the producer’s first solo release since 2015’s ‘La Home Box’.
‘33 Tours Et Puis S’en Vont’ is said to be Garnier’s most dancefloor-focused record yet, leaning into club, techno, hip hop, house, and drum ‘n’ bass with features from Alan Watts, 22Carbone, and more.
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Alongside the announcement of his next album, Garnier penned a letter to fans explaining that he’ll step away from touring next year in an “important turning point” for his 33-year-long career.
“Becoming a dusty, old jukebox has never been an option, and so as my “swinging” sixties draw nearer, the time has come for me to consider my life as a touring DJ differently,” he explained.
“But that doesn’t mean abandoning the decks for good. And so, after the next few months, which I’m hoping will be full of excitement around the release of this album, you won’t see me playing the same weekend in three different cities anymore,” Garnier told fans.
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The 57-year-old artist added that he will “remain a DJ” for the rest of his life, but will end relentless touring in a bid to relieve the stress of non-stop travelling.
“Being a DJ is, above all, a visceral need for me to share the music I love, no matter what, in one way or another,” he added.
Pre-order ‘33 Tours Et Puis S’en Vont’ here, and check out the tracklist below.
1. Tales from the real world feat. Alan Watts (Vocal Version)
2. Liebe grüße aus Cucuron
3. In your phase feat. 22Carbone
4. Reviens la nuit (Original Mix)
5. Saturn Drive Triplex feat. Alan Vega
6. Sado miso
7. Au clair de ta lune
8. Sake stars fever
9. Multiple tributes (to multiple people, for multiple reasons)
10. …et puis s’en va!
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Written by: Tim Hopkins