following jacques renault’s sophomore album,​,,, bkclubbeats, breaks & versions​,,,,which we dropped in july, is a sort of addendum, epilogue, encore. as you’ll recall, we released a cassette edition of the lp that was all ten tracks laced together, eighties/nineties mixtape-style, and topped off with five bonus tunes. what we present you with here is that extra material etched into vinyl for easier club use and personal playback.
brazilian boogie merchants barefoot beats treat us to two very distinctive but equally refreshing flavours on yet another highly collectable 10 inch record. first up they welcome nyc dj & music collector jacques renault on board to exchange the loft for the beach bar as he drops a heavy slice of funk inspired boogie bliss that s perfect for the beach party. on the flip, selvagem s trepanado transforms the party sound by dipping into a more synth driven and edgy 80s influenced brazilian warehouse party vibe that builds to a break so tropical you can actually feel the sunrise coming. tudo bem! vamos!
lph060-pack-a play / pause a1. let me jacq 0:15 1:30 volume a1. let me jacq a2. one more time a3. movin kinda funky a4. don t wanna stop a5. war funk feels b1. java harem b2. never say never b3. just wanna play b4. make me feel good b5. bk slice artist jacques renault title bk club beats, breaks & versions label let s play house catalogue lph060 format lp dealer price £5.50 release date 20/07/2018 territory worldwide genre deep housedisco zip download audio samples & images description three years ago, a long-overdue and much-anticipated debut album from let s play house co-head jacques renault finally hit shelves, and now, the follow-up effort, the sophomore swing, arrives. if zentrum was a sprawling and aspirant full-length, bk club beats, breaks & versions is an exacting and focused rejoinder, a powerful, punchy, and succinct exposition of renault s skills and fortes. it s a deep-dive into the movements that sucked him into club music and a celebration of the inspirations that fueled his ascendance to dj and producer in his own right. what we give you here is an album of originals that have been conceived, orchestrated, and stitched together to function as a classic renault peak-hour set—classic house sounds sandwiched between hip-hop breaks and disco licks, all glued into place with his trademark full-bodied, colorful, swinging drums. the a-side has a daytime glimmer and glisten to it, a sunniness that imparts it with a distinct top-down-crisscross-through-the-city flavor. the flip is just as pumped and uptempo, but it has a rounder bottom and feels murkier, steamier, and, by extension, more late-night.
almost ten years ago, back in november of 2009, before lets play house was even a humble basement-bar and hotel-lobby party, jacques renault quietly released a four-track ep on hole in the sky, an imprint run by canyons leo thomson and ryan grieve, called favicon, that was both a snapshot of new york citys glitter-dusted disco-revival haze and the culmination of the first few years of renaults career through the club circuit. it quickly became a cult classic and set in motion much of what followed for renault it added some fuel to the fire that was runaway, his project with marcos ca
late last year, we modestly celebrated the sixth anniversary of lph records by releasing a 10-inch that reconnected us with our very first ep by bringing back two of the artists who contributed to it, runaway and soft rocks. now, as a sort of companion to that, we have lph___vi , a 7-inch that gives shine to a couple other names that have been spotted on lph party flyers of old and back catalog credits, jacques renault and daniel t. both these are fun, flavorful little disco nugs united by funky bass guitar fretwork and plenty of sassy woodblock, though jacques leans towards the goofy and daffy, whereas daniels brings some synth-pop seriousness into the frame. as befits the format, both hover around four minutes in length.
nyc stalwart and international superstar jacques renault joins brooklyn cohorts for a 4 track ep of superior edit stylings! on the a side cold blooded sources a classic, focusing on a hypnotic and rhythmic pattern for a solid 6 minutes before exploding into exuberant soul, while get down is a loose and greasy funk stomper. on the flip, dream machine is disco sampled perfection, chopped and sliced with evident love. finally, that sound takes us home with its thunderous drums, slap bass, and a tasteful peppering of soulful vocals.
‘bout time we do something for record store day! only missed the last six. special 10-inch (our first!) of jacques renault and house of spirits, a.k.a. tom noble, material here. call it a remix swap twofer. the a is a jacques remix of house of spirits’ “holding on,” the original of which was put out by tim sweeney on his beats in space label. the b’s noble’s remix of “words,” one of the cuts off renault’s 2015 debut full-length, zentrum.
finally, a grip of edits from the lph extended family that have been circulating for years get to see the light of day! vinyl day! the light of vinyl day! jacques did one, laurence guy did one, jesse rudoy did one, elvin tibideaux did one, and private panther did one. seriously, thats all you need to know, so stop asking questions and just disc
beer serves up a second edition of edits, this time finely sliced & chopped by jacques renault. jacques doesn t go in for trickery, his quality as maker of edits shows clearly in these four cuts from henry rodrick, hnny, black fan and dj duke. this is certified dancefloor dynamite. limited stamped 12- ! .
the second of two zentrum spinoffs is with us! as with the first, it comes loaded with four remixes. octo octa, vito & druzzi, cooper saver and turbotito, and lemonade all handed in top-notch reimaginings of tracks off jacques renault s debut lp, which came out just under a year ago, and they all somehow manage to be unique unto themselves while also sublimely bleeding into one another. octo octas rendering of mi casa samba serves as a propulsive beginning thats as dark and druggy as it is sharp and focused. vito & druzzis take on faith runs in a similar vein, but in a more stripped-back, drawn-out, and patient sort of way, it is nearly ten minutes long, so this is perhaps not a surprise. the b s remixes are brighter, sunnier, though that s not to say they re not bold. cooper saver and turbotito s redo of words has a certain funky swing to it that, paired with spacey synths and balearic bells and whistles, makes it ideal daytime disco fodder. the lemonade boys close the ep with their vibey take on faith. pads for days, a plump bass, and a focus on the original s sax make you wonder if the song itself somehow got stoned from a couple extra giant bong rips. a fitting way to end both the 12inch and the summer.
most excellent unlimited is back with a homage to the primal roots of the dance floor, the disco break. this six-track, 12-inch ep gathers secret weapons from a diverse group of master re-editors who ve each provided their take on the venerable dj tool in the form of loops and grooves that will be welcome additions to the palettes of creative disc jocks everywhere. ranging from the minimal drum machine beats of daniel wang and alex from tokyo to the dramatic orchestration of tom noble s -samuel- and the whistle-laced afro disco of jacques renault (and a battle-ready acapella loop from danny krivit), most excellent breaks, beats & loops lives up to its name with a collection that pays respect to the lineage of the classic new york city edited break compilation.
we talked a ton about lph co-owner and -founder jacques renault s debut lp, zentrum, so let s keep things brief and cut to the chase for off zentrum, the first remix ep to be spun off from that record. four remixes, all by lph family members, all burners. first ones by borrowed identity, second one s by nicholas, third ons by massimiliano pagliara, fourth ones by max mcferren. how multicultural! that s two continents and four countries represented! hot dog!
jacques renault delivers two rare and fiery original tracks for his second release on esteemed us label public release, complete with remixes from velvet season & the hearts of gold plus a force of nature remix.
despite being an obsessive record collector for most his life, a globetrotting dj who s toured the world dozens of times over, a go-to remixer for numerous labels, both high profile and fledgling (dfa, mute, permanent vacation, warp, defected), co-owner of several imprints, lph itself being one of them, and producer behind a handful of house and disco tunes that started trickling out in the mid-aughts, jacques renault has managed to never release a true, honest to god ep comprised of originals. that s about to change with out of sync, a four- tracker that exemplifies all renault is, has been, and aspires to become —and that serves as a lead-up to his debut full-length, which will hit shelves next year
lph whites latest is another madefortheclub sureshot winner from label cofounder and owner jacques renault himself. if youve caught one of his sets around the world sometime this year, youve most likely heard the house banger? and consequently gone nuts. its impossible to resist the temptations of the bombastic drums, fat bass, chopped up vocals, and dubby synth hooks included within. a shining example of renault doing what he does best.
lets play house began the first half of 2013 with a single by label co-founder jacques renault, and now the guys are kicking off the second with three fresh remixes by international heavyweights tom trago, fantastic man (a.k.a. mic newman), and francis inferno orchestra.
lets play house begins 2013 much as it did the label itself, with a record by co-owner, brooklyn-based dj/producer jacques renault. unlike lph001, though, which featured a runaway original, lph013 was crafted by jacques on his own. and this is not a track to skip over or sleep on—its the mans first in three years!
hot on the heels of volume 12 and with a familiar let s get lost face at the helm, volume 13 welcomes jacques renault aboard once more and he s jumped genres yet again! after the relentless house edits of his last lgl voyage this release sees him return to the familiar waters of synthesizer prodded orchestral disco for the first two tracks and a saxophone and choir led afrobeat gem to round things off
we are very happy to kick off 2012 with three killer house edits from our favorite new york producer/dj, jacques renault. all three tracks are expertly done and killer dj tools. this will be your timeless record.
mystery meat kicks off 2010 with quite the bang. a veritable nyc disco supergroup comprised of runaways jacques renault and fellow brooklynite lee douglas, now of both tbd and stallions fame, join the mystery meat club with two certifiable dancefloor bombs. 2009 was an incredible year for both gents with a steady steam of original releases and remixes, spanning all manner of house and disco, and dj gigs the world over
for the second installment of otp party breaks, jacques renault from runaway (rekids, dfa, im a cliche, rvng, wurst, chinatown, mule, etc) delivers four sucker punch edits that zig and zag from late-night house gems to rhythmic!
>all tracks are great! will definately play it... pianos on the beach is amazing.<
- robin (david gilmour girls)
>yeah, as i said, i think its your best edit 12 so far. the choice of tracks is great, >pianos on the beach< is the kind jam youd like to hear on a dancefloor late at night, i guess this could have been played by francis grosso or mancuso. same for >look at you<, fantastic track, very emotionnal, whis has something of an anthem. keep on sending me such a thing. (btw, i m a fan of canyons label, great stuffs)<
>this is the kind of release that makes me excited to dj again...and again. theres something here for the beginning, middle, and end of a great night.<
-alex frankel (holy ghost!)
>loving that piano jam mister renault - perfect to drop just when you have em where you want em towards the end!<
-jim stanton (horse meat disco)
>nice one jacques, sounding good man!<
>mr. renault is on a roll!!!!! seeing as everyone and their mother is doing edits these days, it comes as no surprise than the man takes it to the proverbial next level with this ep.<
-my cousin roy (wurst music)
>love these - more great edits from jacques. have been playing them out with great results!<
the third single from new york based stray current records is a slice of classic piano house. producer d. briggs is joined here by vocalist danhy clermont, who brings a warm, soulful mood to the track. for the a-side remix, briggs breaks the track down and gives it a minimal, electro-pop feel. then on the b-side, globe trotting dj and lets play house label boss, jacques renault delivers an amped up version that will bring the heat to the dance floor.
LPHWHTDD (KAITA SANO / JACQUES RENAULT / LOVERS / KLUBBHUSET)
12" Vinyl UK11.07.17
the follow-up to last year’s lphwhtd! as with the last one, this is a collection of tunes from some of our friends and folks already on the label, though these, unlike those, are 100 percent new, not one of the four has been released online or elsewhere yet. keita sano, klubbhuset, lovers, and jacques renault. easy!
lovedancing is proud to present yawumna , the new ep by tel aviv based veteran discoteers rabo & snob. ronen sabo & eyal rob have been djing together since the mid nineties and have been releasing their music via notable labels such as whiskey disco, lovedancing and disco halal. ronen, using the alias obas nenor has also released music on moodyman s mahogoni music, heist, and strictly rhythm.
new york city house / disco from ny/philly based producers. jacques renault of let s play house offers a string-heavy bassline slapped floor filler. matpat of philly with release on exploited and 124 recordings brings a raw kick, heavy pounding loop driven classic house track. evan michael offers a belter of a raw filter track for the rooftop set. higgins closes the record with an uptempo stomper.
these two young guns from amsterdam promise to leave a big mark on the scene. their fresh interpretation of classic us house convinces with soulful vocals, stomping beats and surprising breaks. on their debut ep, soultage delivers with old school love and soulful damage two house anthems, which will definitely make every peak time dancefloor go boom. to warm up the place in the earlier hours, the duo recommends a swinging groove and jazzy trumpet. to round things up we find let s play house maestro jacques renault on remix duties, who turns soulful damage into a percussive dub monster. say what? house music all night long!
from the tropics comes whiskey disco, a sneaky re-edit label bent on dredging the decanter for diffident dancefloor genius from latent disco perpetrators. it is loosely connected to sleazy mcqueen and his assorted cohorts.
each whiskey disco aims to shed light on forgotten gems of yesteryear. wd42 welcomes two men who need no introduction, kon & jacques renault. both known the world over for their sleek and well-oiled productions and their contributions to the wd catalog are no exception. jacques leads the a-side with disco bass, clattering percussion and sublime vocal crescendo making way for love dance s understated edit of this noodling version of the bill withers classic. kon wraps the b-side with a long and drawn, slightly dubbed and ever-building edit of the album version of promised land.
here it is, the 12th record on 12records! this time with a remix edition of the deep88 & robert owens collab. a1 is jacques renault with a pure class dubstrumental remix, floor killer! a2 is time for abyssy and his chicago like remix, made in this day but with the heart and soul like it is still 1989! b1 is the one and only melchior sultana, creating a balearic anthem remix version, ready for the new summer of love (that we hope might be this one!) b2 original instrumental
CHOCKI HOOKONS WAREHOUSE JAMS (JACQUES RENAULT RMXS)(VINYL ONLY)
12" Vinyl UK14.04.15
limitededition/vinylonly release. who is chocki hookon? you probably know him/her/them, but dont preoccupy yourself with trying to figure out the mystery. wheres the fun in that!? these tracks were made to make you dance and thats all you really need to know. two originals, two remixes by lph cohead, jacques renault.
returning to the southern fried home, machine loving disco oddball andy meecham aka the emperor machine is back with a new single from his album, and it comes ahead of a full new ep in 2015. *pop the lid* comes with remixes by hotter than hot international talent jacques renault, with whom meecham has also collaborated on a new ep forthcoming on jacques lets play house label, and will come in the form of a hand stamped and numbered white label 12 inch, limited to 300 copies.
san proper vocalising.....comes with a jacques renault remix the label say: - some think freedom comes with a price, others say freedom is a prize. then you have people who claim -the best things in life are free- . it takes up quite some time and effort, or better yet- work , to sort out answers to these questions. one might feel cornered by such issues...
lphs unpredictable sister label, lph white, is back with another juicy 12inch, one that marks the imprints first foray into japanese clubland. atsushi yano, a kobe based producer, serves up three, as the title indicates, chewy tunes, all doused with african rhythms and set ablaze with fidgety keys, choppedup vocals, and groovy bass lines. filling the release out is jacques renaults nononsense, squaredup, leadfooted remix of stomping on the verge.
chicago-rooted, disco influenced tracks from john camps excellent solo debut, out on the hakt label, are reinvented by some of dance musics industry captains. once again, the hakt label offers a collection of songs that pulse through the night and bring life to the dance floor.
bereits ohne einen erhältlichen release ist die aus brooklyn, ny stammende band midnight magic seiner der aktuell am heißesten gehandelten acts. ihr sound speist sich aus electro, funk und allerlei disco-einflüssen. einige der musiker waren teil des live-setups von hercules & love affair...
harmless continue their mixology series with this retrospective of one of discos most important labels, sam records. the double cd features remixes and re-edits of sam records tracks by the likes of soul clap, todd terje, 6th borough project, maxxi soundsystem, runaway, andy ash, bonar bradberry, volta and jacques renault, who also adds an hour long dj mix on cd 2.
zoukouts message is simple: break away from mundanity of daily living, leave it all behind and heed the call to become -one world, one music, one tribe, one dance-! zoukout is without doubt the most eagerly anticipated event this side of the globe as thousands flock on a musical pilgrimage in search of the beat. its only natural in that case, to mark the occasion with cd mix from one of the planets most skilled purveyors of the beat, karizma! to celebrate the 2011 instalment of asias biggest outdoor excursion karizma lets the purist shine though and delivers a mix of straight up house with a nod to the producers closest to him. osunlade, atjazz and spen all feature in their most recent forms along with a couple of exclusives from karizma himself, darqness part 2 and again. the second cd is mixed by hong, a favourite of the zouk residents! his mix pays homage to the biggest tracks from zouks dance floor throughout 2011. new defected signings including tracks from arthur baker and chocolate puma rub shoulders with spencers parkers razor sharp remix of flowerhead, tapesh - 7 minutes and rising star joyce muniz with her lo slung remix of blaze - lovely day.