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Music / July 7, 2022

Watch the rise of techno through the eyes of Laurent Garnier

Image: Nice Jazz Festival
Music / July 7, 2022

Watch the rise of techno through the eyes of Laurent Garnier

Words: Ellen Kenny

Off The Record, the story of house music pioneer Laurent Garnier, will premiere at The Sugar Club on July 16.

The film documents the rise of house music and techno through the perspective of acclaimed French DJ Laurent Garnier.

Laurent rose to fame in 1980s Manchester. Over his career spanning four decades, he has DJed around the world and is known for hit singles such as Crispy Bacon and The Man with the Red Face. 

Off The Record looks at Laurent’s life as a trailblazer in the house music scene from his beginnings in Manchester to founding his own label, F Communications. It also documents club culture across the world through the decades.

Through never-before-seen archive images and footage of Laurent’s recent world tour, Off The Record celebrates the collective music experience missed over the past few years. 

The documentary also features the work of DJ pioneers such as Carl Cox, Blessed Madonna and Seth Troxler. 

The film premieres on July 16 in The Sugar Club, followed by an after-party. The after-party marks the launch of Tr One’s album “From The Studio Of” and includes performances by Westcoast Goddess and Barry Donovan. 

Another screening will take place at the Sugar Club on July 23, followed by an after-party with live visuals by Scart Video Club.

Tickets cost 12.50 euros. Click here to buy tickets for the premiere on July 16. Click here to buy tickets for the July 23 screening. 

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