Joachim Garraud has been shaping dance music for a quarter of a century.
A legend in his own right and one of the most revered DJs and producers on the planet, his musical legacy has touched millions across two and a half decades. He defined French House and Techno and has worked with everyone from Kylie, David Bowie, Jean Michel Jarre and Beyoncé to David Guetta, Moby, Cerrone, Bob Sinclar, Cassius, Culture Club, Deep Dish and The Eurythmics. He’s resided at Space Ibiza, QUEEN Paris and The Boy, and presided over Coachella, Love Parade, Burning Man, Technoparade, INOX Park, Lollapalooza, Tomorrowland, Ultra Music Festival, EXIT Festival and more.
Now, a quarter of a century since his seminal residency at The Boy in Paris alongside a young Laurent Garnier, Garraud returns with ‘96/24’, 15 separate tracks that equate to one of the finest albums of 2016.
A tour de force of passion and perfection, Garraud’s incredible composition and production across ‘96/24’ captures the finesse and the unapologetic darkness of those early days of electronic music, celebrating key milestones in this truly incredible career. Throbbing with sensuality and desire, darkness and euphoria in equal measures, ‘96/24’ is a collection of electrifying music that exists to elevate and expand the soul, while still satisfying those innate primal instincts that demand the rhythm and the beat.
Split into a double album, ‘Spatial’ and ‘Vocal’, Joachim Garraud encapsulates and redefines the original sounds of the dance floor for a brand new generation of music lovers, paying tribute to those lucky enough to be there the first time around. A sublime return to his original roots, ‘96/24’ is a true master class in the art of production.
Joachim Garraud ‘96/24’ is on release now digitally via Ultra Records on Beatport, iTunes, Apple Music, Deezer and Spotify, and on vinyl via www.joachimgarraud.com/producerbox.
Purchase the album here.
Disc 1: SPATIAL
1. Joachim Garraud – DJ Play That Beat (Album Version)
2. Joachim Garraud – Le Laboratoire
3. Joachim Garraud – Passage En Force (Instrumental)
4. Joachim Garraud – Cut This S (Instrumental)
5. Joachim Garraud – Le Voyage (Instrumental)
6. Joachim Garraud – Just The Beat Bro (Album Version)
7. Joachim Garraud – No Crash (Instrumental)
8. Joachim Garraud – Je ne suis pas une Machine (Instrumental)
9. Joachim Garraud – We All Love Eric (Instrumental)
Disc 2: VOCAL
1. Joachim Garraud & Rey Fonder – 6 Rue Caumartin Paris, Nov89
2. Joachim Garraud & Chris Willis Don’t Cry (Remember My Name) (Album Version)
3. Joachim Garraud feat. A Girl and A Gun – The Witch Is Dead
4. Joachim Garraud & Geyster – Driftin’
5. Joachim Garraud & Hatiras – Up Down Stop Go
6. Joachim Garraud & Bob Sinclar feat Roxanne Shante – Roxanne On Acid
7. Joachim Garraud & Cob Ryan Mclaughlin – Don’t Bring Me Down (Get On Up)
8. Joachim Garraud & Alex Jacke – Love Song Sad Song
9. Joachim Garraud & Chris Willis – Message To The World