We start the 20th birthday celebrations with a bang, as Laurent Garnier whips the Pressure crowd into a frenzy with his stunning LBS show…

L.B.S. Three letters with several meanings: ‘Laurent + Ben + Stephane’; ‘Live Booth Sessions’; ‘Loud Bass & Samples’… With his Tales of A Kleptomaniac album still ringing in our ears, Laurent Garnier joined forces with Scan X and Benjamin Rippert to bring a new project to the clubs. With Laurent as DJ and on machines, Ben on keyboards and Stephane “Scan X” on machines, they literally create music before your eyes and ears.

Laurent says: “After 18 months on tour with my musicians, I began to realise that I could get as much pleasure from playing live in a festival as I could from DJing in clubs. Whilst on tour, we developed a very open style of playing: interacting, improvising, and expressing ourselves freely, something that I thought I could only achieve through my DJ sets. It was obvious that after a long period spent touring round some of the biggest festivals, I was going to feel an overwhelming desire to go back to my roots (clubs and records), but the idea of finding myself alone behind two decks was impossible. So why not combine the two? Why not play other people’s records alongside my own tracks, played live? Why not put the two together to make one? After more than 20 years spent DJing, I really wanted to take it a step further. Sometimes, when I see other DJs playing out today I get the feeling that they’re bored, that they don’t get off on what they’re doing anymore. It is very clear to me why the idea behind L.B.S came to life because not only will it give my work a new lease of life, it will also offer a new and very different experience to club goers.”

The results are amazing – just ask anyone who turned up to the first Pressure of the year. Here’s Laurent and co closing the night with the new, tentatively titled HoodShit…

Head over to for more exclsuive footage from the night and an in-depth interview with Laurent about LBS…


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