Laurent Garnier announces Tribute EP on Kompakt Extra

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  • The Frenchman's first release for the famed Cologne label will come out in April.
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  • Laurent Garnier has signed a two-track EP to Kompakt sub-label Kompakt Extra. The Tribute EP will be the 95th release in the label's Speicher series, which dates back to 2001. It's also Garnier's first outing for the Cologne operation, pulling together two peak-time cuts that'll be available digitally and on vinyl from April 14th. "One Saturday in February I was having an amazing night playing at Oval Space in London," says Garnier. "In the middle of my set I dropped '1-4 Doctor C'est Chouette.' A fan came up to the DJ booth to ask me what I was playing. When I told him it was one of my new tracks, he replied—to my surprise—'There's so much melancholy in this track, what were you thinking about when you made it?' His question struck a deep chord: he had understood what I was feeling when I made the track—isn't that what music is all about? But did I really have to tell him the story? It wasn't the place or the time to get into a deep conversation, so I simply smiled at him to thank him for his enthusiasm. There are times in our lives when we should dedicate a little something to people or places that are important to us. This is what this record is all about: just to say I love you, I miss you or just simply thank you." Tracklist 01. 1-4 Doctor C'est Chouette 02. From The Crypt To The Astrofloor Kompakt Extra will release Tribute EP on April 14th, 2017.