Classic & Rare: La Collection, Vol. 3

Classic & Rare: La Collection, Vol. 3

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House music can be a strange, exciting, and wonderful thing. Especially when it is left in the hands of French DJ/producer Laurent Garnier. This double-CD compilation features two mixes of tracks from Garnier's F-Comm label. The first is a collection of the label's classics mixed by Finnish DJ Jori Hulkkonen, while the second is a set of rarities assembled by Garnier

Overview

House music can be a strange, exciting, and wonderful thing. Especially when it is left in the hands of French DJ/producer Laurent Garnier. This double-CD compilation features two mixes of tracks from Garnier's F-Comm label. The first is a collection of the label's classics mixed by Finnish DJ Jori Hulkkonen, while the second is a set of rarities assembled by Garnier himself. While most electronic music labels are usually defined by a particular sound, F-Comm's strength has always been in its diversity. From the arrhythmic African drums of Frederic Galliano to the haunting Goth-tinged vocal by Juantrip, the only consistency found in these tracks is the way in which they defy the style-driven homogenization that plagues most dance music. Like the chef he used to be, Garnier runs his label and mixes his music with a masterful touch, blending flavor and taste to create a succulent meal that pleases all of the senses. It is only by creating this perfect balance that Garnier can play the downtempo of Nova Nova -- a mere four tracks -- before the driving techno of his own "Crispy Bacon," in a never released remix by Jeff Mills. Hulkkonen's mix follows Garnier's lead, although the gear changes are slightly less drastic. A three-track collage of disjointed selections from Avril, Readymade, and Elegia give way to the insistently familiar funk of Mr. Oizo. From there it is pure quality techno by Hulkkonen, Sound of K, and Scan X, whose throbbing "Wasteland" makes the entire trip worthwhile with an addictive synth line that will have you yearning for late night dancefloors. This is one of the few label mixes that never suffers from a sameness in sound. The fact the F-Comm can fill two CDs with such advanced and creative music is the ultimate testament to their uncanny ability to handpick the best in electronic music, regardless of where the tempo may fall.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/11/2003
Label:
Play It Again Sam
UPC:
0805551011723
catalogNumber:
17

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Martin Kershaw   Sampling
David Sylvian   Vocals
Avril   Vocals
Alexis Mauri   Bass,Keyboards
Esther Zimmerlin   Vocals
Bassino   Vocals
Lady Bird   Vocals,Background Vocals
Philippe Monrose   Percussion
Elisa Carrahar   Vocals
Stefan Goldmann   Guitar

Technical Credits

David Kent   Engineer
David Sylvian   Composer
Laurent Garnier   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Track Selection
Germ   Remixing
Jori Hulkkonen   Composer,Producer,Remixing
Michel Gravil   Composer
Xavier Jamaux   Remixing
Elegia   Remixing
Frederic Galliano   Composer,Producer
Llorca   Composer,Engineer,Remixing
Technasia   Producer
Juan Trip   Composer,Producer
Jay Alanski   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Jason Robertson   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Laurent Collat   Programming,Paintings,Sound Design
Stephane Dri   Producer
Jean-Philippe Verdin   Composer,Producer
Sound of K   Composer,Producer
Avril   Producer,String Arrangements
Quentin Dupieux   Composer,Producer
Alexis Mauri   Composer,Programming,Producer,beats
Bassino   Producer
Lady Bird   Composer
Elisa Carrahar   Composer
Eric Morand   Liner Notes,Track Selection

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