Parisian House pundit Tristan Garner is a dark horse where his studio output is concerned. With substantial eloquence, his overnight emergence has procured some of the industry’s most potent offerings and with definitive Norman Doray collaboration ‘Last Forever’ sealing the deal in his international expansion, his studio offerings have proven a femme fatale amid a genre often rife with predictable movements.
Driving firm Electro leads through his distinctly dark and grainy canvas of stern House grooves, Punx plays out with the dexterity of a possessed Daft Punk cut for the modern industry. But rife with rich vintage leads and a melodic resonance superior to anything else doing the rounds for 2012, the French producer excels in at reigniting the adoration France has always held for distinct Electro with epic force. Making the genre his own for this enigmatic nod to the sound that changed the game for France and ultimately, the world, Garner doesn’t just replicate, but innovates in the face of dutiful gratitude.
‘Punx’ is released February 28th via his own Xtra Life Records.
Words by Dan Carter