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Mystery label COD3 QR unmasked

Laurent Garnier and Scan X come clean

2021 Sep 11     
2 Bit Thugs

Both of the French techno veterans feature on COD3 QR 010, which is out now

Over the past three years, mysterious French label COD3 QR has released a series of well-received V/A techno EPs, with the artist names for each release not revealed until two months after the vinyl hits the shops, and with the identity of the label owners a closely guarded secret.

Or rather, with the identity of the label owners a closely guarded secret until yesterday. Because yesterday, when the label's 10th release dropped, it was revealed that those responsible are, in fact, French techno “légendes” (that's French for “legends”) Laurent Garnier and Scan X [pictured].

Scan X said: “During those last three years, it was a big challenge to keep the secret of who was behind the label. Of course It was also a lot of fun! Having the music at the heart of the proposal without dropping any names was also a challenging odyssey, especially nowadays where social media and artist’s names are sometimes considered more important than the music itself. But all the artists played the game by agreeing with the philosophy behind the label… so a big, big thanks to them for trusting us.”

Garnier and Scan X both have tracks on the COD3 QR 010 EP, which went on sale digitally yesterday, following a vinyl release back in June. Garnier contributes How D'Ya Like Your Beef and Scan X gives us Internal, while Speaking Minds & Amarcord's Poliritmo and Diego Infanzon's Bye Bye complete the package.

The two artists will also headline a COD3 QR party at Kilometre25 in Paris on 2 October. The main event starts at 2pm and stars Laurent Garnier, Scan X, Re.Kod (live), Joaquim Plossu, R.O.S.H, Rocco, Voltaire (live) and Kyodai (live), with an afterparty starting at 5am with Scan X, Electric Rescue, Paul Nazca, Voltaire B2B Lö Pagani, and Paola.

For more information, see COD3 QR's own website.





Tags: COD3 QR, Laurent Garnier, Scan X, techno, Paris, Kilometre25, Joaquim Plossu, R.O.S.H, Rocco, Voltaire, Kyodai, Paul Nazca, Lö Pagani, Paola