Laurent Wolf

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Sound, mix, nightclubs… Laurent Wolf has been dedicating his life to electronic music since the age of twelve. He was discovered in 1992 as he was doing his first sets in Paris: he was proposed to hold a weekly mixer party at the Queen, the mythical nightclub of the Champs Elysées. Laurent Wolf has worked for the Queen for 10 years, mixing up to three nights a week. The Queen was a real stepping stone for his DJ career.

Thanks to his effective remixes, Laurent Wolf has established himself as an inventive DJ, dynamic and attentive to his public. After non-stop producing remixes for record companies, Laurent decides to create his own record label. In 1995, he releases “House Train”. The single quickly becomes a number one and shows Laurent’s undeniable gift for house music production, often tinted with more avant-gardism electro music.

But the success is even greater with the hit “Saxo” which becomes a dance floor triumph all over the world, along with “Calinda”. These two singles appear on the first album, a 2 CD set on which Laurent Wolf puts his own distinctive stamp: rhythmical music in which elaborate drums and peppy percussion prevail. His label manager remembers the night when Laurent played “Saxo” for the first time:

“The audience went crazy. Laurent and I looked at each other in the booth. We knew it was the beginning of something huge.”

“I still test my instrumentals in the clubs today, even tracks that aren’t finished, to see if people like them. When it works like with “Saxo” and “Calinda”, then you know it’s good”-says Laurent.

Even the radio stations, generally hostile to electro music, play Laurent Wolf, now one of the French music scene’s rising stars. He has sold 250,000 vinyl maxis in 50 countries. “Saxo” and “Calinda” can be found on hundreds of compilations worldwide. At the same time, he has been consolidating his discography structures: after the creation of the Darkness label in 2001, Afrodynamic and Ritmodynamic were the logical follow-up. For each album, Laurent invests in new machines to change his way of working and create new sounds. He now composes his records from A to Z: beats, bass and vocals. In 2004, he released his first album “Sunshine Paradise”, “Positive Energy” the year after and then “Hollyworld”. He also released the first compilation under the Afrodynamic label. So, is Laurent Wolf a star DJ? Not really.

“I don’t care about being a star. I’m only interested in my studio work being recognized by the public. When someone tells me he/she likes the way I work, I’m far more pleased than when a guy asks me for an autograph for his younger sister.”

Yet Laurent’s reputation continues to grow, in particular thanks to his reluctance to act like a star. Hard worker, he set up a studio at home so that he could record anytime he wants, and he continues to tour the nightlife world, stopping over in Taiwan to mix in front of 2000 people at a flying-saucer-shaped club, in Russia at the “Zima”, performing for a New Year’s eve in Chile for 15,000 dancers, on a beach in Colombia with a crowd of 25,000 people, in Mexico City at the legendary Living room, at the Pacha in Barcelona …

“I happened to fly twenty hours forth and twenty back just to perform a set of two hours”- he remembers.

Laurent is now coming back with his new album « Wash my World ». A concentrate of the last électro tendencies and definitively dance floor. His Opus is like the man : surprising and committed.
His first single NO STRESS is now release in more than 30 countries. His collaboration with prestigious labels such as Ultra Records, Armada, Blanco y Negro and Time Records, ensures that NO STRESS is an international hit. Number 1 the main European countries’ charts and airplays, it tends to be the electro house 2008 track. Recently Laurent has remix Beyonce (If I were a boy) and Celine Dion (I’m Alive).