Only a very small handful of DJs and producers have the ability to transcend all styles and genres, rising above fleeting trends and cliques creating their very own sonic landscapes. Gallic legend Laurent Garnier sits effortless amongst those few, blending techno, deep house, drum n bass and jazzy funk with total ease. His latest opus >Tales of a Kleptomaniac< released on May 11th 2009, pushes his already vast musical boundaries further than ever before, showcasing a devilish diversity that has made him one of dance musics greatest assets.Kicking off with the classic Skyy sampling >No Music, No Life< Laurent takes no prisoners with block party chants and handclaps making way for some mind expanding bleepage and cone ripping bass. >Freeverse Part 1< follows at a deceptively relaxed pace before thundering 808s and the superlative Gallic rhymes of MicFlow build into high octane lounge funk, replete with lilting horns and screaming guitars. Current single >Gnanmankoudji (Horny Monster Mix)< heads into epic territory with driving four to the floor kicks, cut up vocals and tribal percussion laying the foundation for a menacing bass progression peppered with stabbing horns. Film noir soundtrack vibes permeate the double bass and shuffling beats of >Dealing With The Man< before >Last Dance @ Yellow
Desirless< features classic Laurent grooves, growing exponentially as the track snakes its way into your head and all the way down to your feet whilst the lustful >Pay TV Bourre Pif (avant bath time!)< cranks up the bpms, rinsing some firing drum n bass leading into a return to >Freeverse< this time with a Stripped to the Bone mix featuring Tumi spitting the lyrics over the disrobed beats and subs. >Back to my Roots (back to my technodiziak roots mix)< displays the sort of expansive percussive techno the likes of which only Laurent Garnier can make, as >Food for Thought From Deep Within< to close >Tales of a Kleptomaniac<.