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If the past couple of years has taught us anything, it is that France’s Tristan Garner is an artist evidently not out to be typecast. Drawing on a distinctly dark sound, his first solo release since last year’s ‘Digital Rocker’ EP plays out with the rocky substance that we have come to associate with Garner of late. Rife with rich vintage leads and a grainy sound superior to anything else doing the rounds for 2013, the French producer excels in at reigniting the adoration France has always held for distinct Electro with epic force.

Out today on Beatport.

If the past couple of years has taught us anything, it is that France’s Tristan Garner is an artist evidently not out to be typecast. Drawing on a distinctly dark sound, his first solo release since last year’s ‘Digital Rocker’ EP plays out with the rocky substance that we have come to associate with Garner of late. Rife with rich vintage leads and a grainy sound superior to anything else doing the rounds for 2013, the French producer excels in at reigniting the adoration France has always held for distinct Electro with epic force.

Out February 26th via his very own Xtra Life imprint.

For all the French producers that have blessed club music throughout its scattered history, Tristan Garner veers somewhat far from the ranks of musical idol, but looks lets to pursue that avenue with his high-energy stylings with convincing stamina. Returning to his own Xtra Life label after the release of ‘Punx‘, Garner ups the ante for a refreshing five-track EP entitled “Digital Rocker.”

From Justice-like opening track ‘Intro’ to the rocky sounds of ‘Rage Again’ and ‘Sloan’, right through to the swift drum & bass stylings of title track ‘Digital Rocker’, the EP is one of futuristic properties throughout. And with ‘Meteor’ emphasizing his affinity for inventive Progressive, Garner’s precise beat play and matured approach marks yet another quality offering to the Paris producers’ bow.

Beatport Link

00:00 – Intro
00:28 – Meteor
00:44 – Sloan
01:14 – Rage Again
01:43 – Digital Rocker

For all the French producers that have blessed club music throughout its scattered history, Tristan Garner veers somewhat far from the ranks of musical idol, but looks lets to pursue that avenue with his high-energy stylings with relentless stead. Returning to his own Xtra Life label after the release of ‘Punx‘, Garner ups the ante for a refreshing five-track EP entitled “Digital Rocker.”

From the Justice-like opening track, aptly titled ‘Intro’, to the rocky sounds of ‘Rage Again’ and ‘Sloan’, right through to the swift drum & bass stylings of title track ‘Digital Rocker’, the EP is one of futuristic properties throughout. And with ‘Meteor’ emphasizing his affinity for forward-thinking Progressive, Garner’s precise beat play and matured approach marks yet another quality offering to the Paris producers’ bow.

Out October 15th.

00:00 – Intro
00:28 – Meteor
00:44 – Sloan
01:14 – Rage Again
01:43 – Digital Rocker

While France can be charged with producing a fair selection of Electronic legends over the years, few are showing as much enthusiasm for the nations floor-filling future as Tristan Garner and his Xtra Life imprint. Welcoming Lyon’s own Tony Romera and fresh-faced Russian talent Duher to their extended European stronghold of finely crafted Electro cuts, both artists relish in their successful conquest of the imprints recent production competition with prize-fighting juggernauts ‘Mad’ and ‘Millenium’.

Diving from heavy-set lead play to a succinct stab of high-end synth work, ‘Mad’ apexes with that inherently popular blend of stern beats and grinding low-end chords to prove that a little fresh blood can stir even the most familiar sub-genres into a state of recovering enthusiasm. Cloaked in euphoric lead work and ardently blending the realms of both Electro and Progressive House, Duher’s ‘Millenium’ emerges as a suitable amalgamation of the two genres to top a successful investment into the future for Xtra Life.

Beatport Link

Tony Romero – Mad:

Duher – Millenium:

Words by Dan Carter

While France can be charged with producing a fair selection of Electronic legends over the years, few are showing as much enthusiasm for the nations floor-filling future as Tristan Garner and his Xtra Life imprint. Welcoming Lyon’s own Tony Romera and fresh-faced Russian talent Duher to their extended European stronghold of finely crafted Electro cuts, both artists relish in their successful conquest of the imprints recent production competition with prize-fighting juggernauts ‘Mad’ and ‘Millenium’.

Diving from heavy-set lead play to a succinct stab of high-end synth work, ‘Mad’ apexes with that inherently popular blend of stern beats and grinding low-end chords to prove that a little fresh blood can stir even the most familiar sub-genres into a state of recovering enthusiasm. Cloaked in euphoric lead work and ardently blending the realms of both Electro and Progressive House, Duher’s ‘Millenium’ emerges as a suitable amalgamation of the two genres to top a successful investment into the future for Xtra Life.

The first volume of Xtra Life’s New Talent EP series will be released on August 7.

Tony Romero – Mad

Duher – Millenium

Words by Dan Carter

Amid the hustle and bustle of 2012, Parisian club asset Tristan Garner has remained an aggressive contender to European House music. Emerging into the summer lead up with a sneak preview of brand new track ‘Future Is Now’, his latest fusion of grinding Electro House with a dark twist is certain to turn a few heads throughout the season.

But outside of his own exciting material, Tristan Garner is joining forces with the influential House force of Strictly Rhythm to give aspiring producers the chance to sign their music to his Xtra Life Records imprint. Fans will have the opportunity to submit their own tracks to the label and will see their tracks released on Beatport and iTunes just in time for the summer season. Those wishing to get involved have until May 11 to submit their work and entries containing samples will not be considered for the competition.

Submit to: http://www.xtralifecontest.com or http://soundcloud.com/tristangarner/dropbox

Words by Dan Carter

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. 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.

Tristan Garner – Punx [Xtra Life Records] – Beatport Link

Words by Dan Carter

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

With Tristan Garner behind the wheels, you know you can anticipate nothing short of a spectacular club suitable offspring evidently driven by a setting of sturdy drums. Coming on the back of Overdrive and Bounce and a string of other majors, the label head of Xtra Life Records, one of the laterals of Strictly Rhythm, comes out with his sixth release via his own record imprint. Unfolding his mighty drum build-ups, Raven is the well-over five minute long raw juggernaut set to further build on the positive vibes from his recently released revamp to one of the trance classic from Tiësto – Traffic – and other triumphs this year. With its powerful approach, a riff that is reminiscent of the rock and metal scene, the Frenchman’s quick synth melodies and notable yet merely supplementing upper layers to recede for the dominant, bumpy kickdrums, Raven comprises many of the essential ingredients that make up a modern-day club gem.

Tristan Garner – Raven [Xtra Life Records] – Beatport Link

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