Tristan Garner has etched his name on the world dance map as one of the most talented DJ/producers of the music’s new French generation, following in the footsteps of forefathers Cassius, Daft Punk and Cerrone as part of the new wave of French masters. The Parisian resident has risen to the forefront of the scene in rapid fashion by combining electronic music with a smattering of rock or punk whatever else he feels appropriate, receiving international recognition via a string of hits such as 'Overdrive', 'Punx', 'Digital Rocker EP', 'Raven' and the forthcoming 'Machine Gun'.
He’s also added his considerable weight to a flurry of classics, notably a fist pumping update of Tiesto’s monolithic ‘Traffic’ and Armin van Buuren’s ‘Feels so Close’. And there is his record label Xtra Life Records (a subdivision of Strictly Rhythm), set up in 2010 to be an outlet for his studio based creativity which has since expanded into other artists too, as well as a series of hotly discussed hedonistic events.
His records have been played and charted by a wide range of the world’s biggest DJs, including the Swedish House Mafia, Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto, David Guetta and Dirty South. It’s led to the Nice born jock having the pleasure of playing all over the globe at some of the world’s best clubs and events including; Tomorrowland, Avalon LA, Amnesia Ibiza and Queen Club Paris with 2013 set to bring further milestones on a frantic gigging calendar.
What has endeared Tristan to the dancefloor dwelling public is not just his undeniable talent but also his attitude – Garner is an artist that doesn’t subscribe to popular convention and plays by his own rules. That’s why when he DJs you’ll just as likely hear him manipulating rock and metal records alongside the house smashes, filth driven electro rippling side by side with vocal and uplifting anthems. And they are all segued together with deft technical ease that ensures the flow is fluid and fitting. If a record moves and excites him he’ll play it regardless of what the common consensus may be, or what is considered ‘relevant’ in the eyes of others. His simple mantra urges "Fuck trends and be yourself" – and it’s one he sticks to emphatically.
His Reepublic project, a dream team of French producers alongside Antoine Clamaran, Gregori Klosman, Michael Canitrot and Sebastien Benett, has seen the quintet record music and combine for a series of blistering five man DJ sets. Think of a bigger and ballsier equivalent to the Swedes and you’re only halfway there, five superstars creating and becoming the ultimate debauched dance music showcase.
Having played at all four corners of the globe, shifted considerable units via Beatport and other key music portals, and earned the respect and support of the world’s elite of DJs, Garner is primed to take his talent to stratospheric heights in 2013. And all while flicking two fingers nonchalantly at those who doubt his values or talents – a hell-raiser of house music whose urge to party is matched only by his never ending work rate. He’s building and creating one heck of a riot, and it’s a party we’re all invited too.