Alaska By Laurent Garnier – “Returning Back to Sirius” – [F Communications]
This 2003 EP release with the main track Returning Back To Sirius is considered one of Laurent Garnier’s best dance techno tracks ever. And it’s not hard to disagree, this track could be played next or after any of the tracks from bleeding edge UK techno labels such as Hypercolur and few would notice there’s a 13 year gap. Laurent Garnier (under his alias Alaska) is one of the most iconic French techno producers and DJs, spanning an incredible long career with lots of innovative releases. The B side track At Night also holds the standard up. The music here borrows a lot from Detroit melodic bass-line techno domain but still have a unique Garnier twist. Prime example where techno experimentation meets danceability.