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The story of techno is being explored in a new documentary

'Laurent Garnier: Off the Record' premieres next month

  • Tope Olufemi
  • 24 June 2021
The story of techno is being explored in a new documentary

The Manchester International Festival will screen new documentary Laurent Garnier: Off the Record next month, exploring the origins and rise of techno music.

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The documentary will explore these themes from the perspective of Laurent Garnier, French DJ and producer, and is directed by Gabin Rivoire. Garnier was instrumental in techno’s rise within Paris and Manchester, frequenting the Hacienda and other venues that contributed to the success of techno worldwide.

A Q&A will take place after the screening, with Garnier and Rivioire being joined by Dave Haslam and Jon Dasilva, who were residents at The Hacienda.

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The festival has a number of films screening, with ‘Rooted in Rhyme’ a film exploring hip hop, and a collaboration with Homecoming, a festival celebrating African music.

Watch the trailer for ‘Laurent Garnier: Off the Record’ below

Tope Olufemi is Mixmag’s Digital Intern, follow them on Twitter

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