Alaska is early French house from 1995/96. Alaska is Laurent Garnier. Laurent Garnier, more than anyone, is the Godfather of French dance music. Laurent and Eric Morand started the first proper French dance music label – F Communications.

Laurent’s biography in his own words (from 1996):

“I worked in Manchester as head chef for Mr Anthony H Wilson, at Dry Bar. I’ve worked at the French Embassy in London where I served the Queen and Lady Di. I served Margaret Thatcher four times.

I picked up my first professional DJ work at the Hacienda in ’87 playing disco, cha-cha, go-go and when I heard acid house it blew my mind. I had to leave Manchester for National Service, which is still compulsory in France, then back to England for six crazy months. But eventually I went home because Paris did not have many DJs or good house clubs. So I opened Wake Up which lasted three crazy years.”

Alaska – Rainforest

Alaska – Unreleased Project #1

Laurent Garnier website

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~ by acidted on April 7, 2008.

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