a return to france for lamour existe encore, a young producer named larozes debut on lph. a giddy jaunt through sun-kissed house with smatterings of filter fiddling, punchy horns, bright strings, chopped-up vocals. twenty-five minutes of many dj sets to come right here.
a fireball to accelerate our post-winter thawing. spanish producer pepes first foray on lph. it starts off unassumingly, with a bright, airy beach boogie thats all gentle drums and trebly synth figurations, but it quickly turns its eye to the strobe-lit nightclub, first with delusions of grandeur, an angular hypnosis of syncopated rhythms, then with aerial, a 130 bpm blitz with an epic build and an equally dramatic breakdown. capping it off is 50 am, which, as the name indicates, is a woozy shuffle thatll help you land the plane nice and easy.
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.
as summer sets into fall, we deliver an ep that functions like one of those lights-on hand-clappers you get when the djs been asked to kill the music at the end of a long, sweaty night but for the season. its a last-ditch effort to keep the sun shining and the temperature high, a final bid to keep the days starting early and ending late. we know the inevitable is around the corner, but for a moment more we can pretend its not.
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.
keita sano returns to lets play house with another album, the physical iteration of which we are presenting as two separately-packed 12-inch eps. first is kubo, a sharp and cutting collection of four house ditties that are equal parts eccentrically off-kilter and warmly welcoming, esoterically out there and remarkably familiar, in a way only sano can pull off.
a zonked-out, spectacularly fun, and dynamic ep from the australian producer whose previous efforts have appeared on lobster theremin s distant hawaii and seb wildbloods all my thoughts. lively, punchy drums throughout, splashes of tropicalia here and there, smatterings of dubby strangeness sprinkled across, and wash upon wash of pads everywhere. a jolly good time to be played in big and small rooms alike.
three raw, tough, cutting originals from a brooklyn borough brother only known as trey. all tracky and dynamic, blunt and deliberate, and most definitely made for clubs that exist on the fringes, in the seedier, stranger corners of the world. to be played during the small hours of the night. comes packaged in a special graph paper-print inner sleeve.
at long last, mr. jacob korn gets drafted into team lph! technically,hes been in our orbit since 2015, when he remixed a leo wölfel track for lph white, but it s only now that we re presenting an ep of originals by him. about time! my business is classic korn a little nerdy (intricate arrangements twisty, turny top-line melodies), a little ravey, a little goofy, a little feisty, and a lotta fun. four sure-shot firebombs that ll slip into any set, hand in glove, real nice. try em out. wield em well.
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!
we once again have the pleasure of introducing a new unit comprised of some old friends to the world! luces is felix bloxsom, otherwise known as plastic plates, and caleb cornett, a.k.a. amtrac, and its here on lph that they make their debut with habitual ritual, a big-room epic with an undercurrent of classic deep house and disco vibes running through it. the three originals included in the package are driven, pumping whompers that crescendo and dissolve into breakdowns sublimely. the remix, by autofac (shit robot, juan maclean) is a dubby, stretch-out take on the titular track. prime-time fodder for club floors and pump-up mixes alike
our second offering for 2017 is by another longtime friend whom we now can also call a part of the humble lph records team, huerta, né steve huerta. four brisk, boisterous house cuts here, all built around buttery bass lines and cocooned in warm, airy, groovy synth melodies. perfect for early morning serenades, foggy backrooms, basements with red lights. music that keeps your feet firmly planted while sending your head into the heavens.
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.
raffaello & palermo is the union of two friends and old lph brothers, damon palermo, aka magic touch, and raphaë,,l valensi, aka laura ingalls. palermos an angeleno who came up in the bay area scene of the mid-aughts and valensis a frenchman dwelling in shanghai, perhaps best known for his work as the horses, a duo comprised of him and clé,,ment pony. so there s the backstory. what s actually on this slab of wax, though? four chunky anthems that nimbly weave ravey mayhem into filter house and disco edits, sometimes touching on almost psychedelic trance-like tropes. if you dont hear one of these out every weekend night this summer, you re going to the wrong parties
we finished 2015 with a six-track jumbo ep from borrowed identity and thought we d repeat the same trick for 2016, though this time with originals from okayama-based producer keita sano. eye begins with keep an eye out, pt.2, a propulsive song that sounds like a lost contender for the knight rider theme. own signal keeps things dark, but with a spartan bleakness. the side finishes with smoker, another manic cut that ll give you chills. the flip finds keita exploring brighter sounds without losing that industrial, jagged edge. trmk is essentially a beat track that ll ignite any dance floor and fix is a herky-jerky ditty that ll get you stomping around the club like a possessed reveler. the 12inches cherry on top is think twice, a funky ass-shaker that centers around a crackly sample of crowd noise, a chopped-up disco vocal, and bouncy bass. a fiery finale for this hedonistic party.
andré laos second act on let s play house is a continuation of his first. like roundabout, nordic delight (the guy hails from gothenburg, so you can guess where the title originated), is sunny and bright piano laden house that s as melodious as it is layered and ornate. unlike that ep, though, this one really revolves around one track stroganoff which is presented in three different forms: a vocal mix, a piano stew dub, and a remix from anton klint of tiedye. supplementing and equalizing those is kalops, the 12inches second original.
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.
our first offering of 2015 is our second ep by tippy toes, the brooklyn-based duo comprised of engineer/producer abe seiferth and multi-instrumentalist morgan wiley of midnight magic and hercules & love affair fame
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
over the course of his twenty-plus-year-long career, luke solomon has made one hell of a name for himself: he has released dozens of singles and eps on labels like crosstown rebels, rekids, cajual, and playhouse, to name a few, founded his own imprint, classic, with longtime friend and co-conspirator, derrick carter, dropped four albums, and had a hand in well over 100 remixes. as one might expect, it is a tremendous honor to now welcome the veteran dj and producer to lph, where we think he fits in perfectly, despite being the artist in our ranks with the most impressive tenure.
if youve been even the most casual participant in or observer of the nyc dance music and club scene over the past decade, youve most definitely encountered luca venezia, a.k.a. curses, who once was better known as drop the lime, a central figure in the trouble & bass crew. where dtl was all stripped and chewed dubstep and grime, curses is clearly of a house bent, albeit one thats been cut with plenty of heavy bass, breakbeat-leaning drums, and a frantic energy that one wouldnt find on classic chicago 12inches.
fervent followers of lph will immediately recognize this record as the second from berlin-by-way-of-london-by-way-of-l.a. producer, urulu, to grace the label. (if you want to get technical, yes, the first did arrive via lph white, an lph imprint.)
this is a singular, idiosyncratic piece of work unlike any other thats come out on lph. the product of polish producer, tomek matuszczak, biscuit symphony is, as its name suggests, an epic yet whimsical and bizarre journey through its auteurs eccentric-albeit charming and catchy-tendencies.
in the past year or so, lph has increasingly been turning its focus to sweden, grabbing records by hnny, m.d.c., and name in lights, and remixes from kornel kovacs and shakarchi & straneus. the labels next release, an ep by gothenburg-based newcomer, andré,,,,, laos, indicates owners nik mercer and jacques renault have no intention of disassociating themselves from the nation!
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.
lets play house turns its eye back to its home country for its 21st release, a four-track ep by rhythm operator. the record commences with a collaboration between the mysterious producer and a new duo from munich, rhode & brown, called *fionas room*.
lphs second release of the spring is also the nyc labels second split 12inch. but instead of featuring a couple of sun-soaked l.a.-based outfits as with cosmic kids and fingerpaints reality on the horizon ep, label heads nik mercer, jacques renault, and james friedman set out to sweden to grab three tracks by m.d.c. (otherwise known as muslim disco club) and name in lights, plus a remix by studio barnhus kornel kovacs.
with reality on the horizon, lets play house continues to prove its not afraid to push the boundaries of house music while simultaneously broadening the spectrum of talent its roster embodies. the ep features four tracks by two los angeles-based outfits who have been around for a few years, primarily as taste-maker djs—cosmic kids and fingerpaint, a.k.a. tyler blake of classix
summertime funtime courtesy of... someone from somewhere. who know? “liwando” is madchester rave culture with a disco underbelly and a bongo and conga fervor. jacques renault’s mix somehow manages to cram a few more sticks of dynamite into the mix, beefing up the funkiness quotient (that bass!) and embellishing the breakdowns (that horn!) “didn’t i (acid version)” is definitely the afterward to “liwando,” a joyous, soaring encore that has, yes, a touch of acid folded in.
in 2015, something magical happened. we met a couple of talented young swedes named artur brä,ndströ,m and egil kahlbom who excelled at composing and producing these lighthearted, breezy disco-hued house tracks (or house- hued disco tracks, perhaps) that both fit the aesthetic and character of lph and brought something new into the fold. the result of that first encounter was marathons, a full-length album, their debut to the world, and now, two years later, we re back for the much-anticipated follow-up. rehearsal is a little briefer than its predecessor—it s five tracks—and has a markedly different tone, one that s less about dusty, sun-bleached samples and more about tightly-engineered and delicately-crafted songs. if the first effort was marked by its carefree naiveté,, the sophomore effort is, well, something a bit more advanced or, perhaps, rehearsed. what hasn t changed, though, is these guys ability to home in on grooves and coax something trasncednetally hooky, memorable out of them. the five tracks contained here are low-key in attitude but powerful and punchy in approach. they re uniquely juicy, nourishing numbers for mellow hours and fearlessly fun ditties for party hours. lots of love went into the lot of them, and we hope all s you feel when you let them wash over you is that. love
with totsu , we complete our two-part keita sano album. this one, like kubo before, is a fiery maelstrom of house and disco dance floor destruction that has a dusting of that impossible-to-place keita sano absurdity. a magnetic sprint through mpc-fueled workouts, trance-y space-outs, and loopy hypnotizers. together, kubo and totsu make up oototsu , an eight-track long-player that will be made available as special limited-edition vinyl double-pack.
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
deep house sounds from a longtime fixture​, in the the detroit house scene (his earliest​, records date back to the late 90s). about time​, lets play house taps into the root of it all for an ep. five​, seriously deep and​, soulful cuts that are as tightly arranged​, as they​, are intuitive loose elastic clearly the product of a​, well-seasoned studio.
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.
bout time we release another long-player, right? right. seven tracks of straight disco-flecked, hip-hop-laced, mpc-orchestrated pulsating house. house that s speeding down the highway at ninety in the middle of the night, house that s a packed dance floorundulatingin a heavy cloud of fog, house that s fast-forwarded time-lapse video tours through new york, tokyo, paris, london. throw gaspar noé s enter the void in the dvd player, double the playback speed, mute the audio, play vinum over it on repeat, and then some of the above will make sense, come into focus. or maybe it won t, but we know you ll have a hell of a time doing it.
lost loops & broken tapes vol.2 treads the lines between smudged-up disco, raw house and french-touch. dont think about that too much, just let the music work its magic. j&ag join the likes of adesse versions, project pablo and seb wildblood on let’s play house, the ever-dynamic new york label operated by nik mercer and jacques renault. latest feedback attached,will keep you updated as more comes in.horse meat disco, danny tenaglia, tensnake, detroit swindle, altern-8, loco dice, ossie, crazy p, jimpster, josh wink
a little over six years ago, let s play house because, in earnest, with a 12-inch called indoor pool. fittingly, the track it revolved around was by runaway, the duo comprised of marcos cabral and jacques renault, and featured remixes by some tight friends of the imprint, beautiful swimmers, slow hands, and soft rocks. we thought it d be fun to celebrate our birthday for once, but not with something too obvious (e.g. a compilation) or too involved (e.g. a warehouse party blowout). what we came up with is this, a 10-inch that reflects a little of the past into the present. appropriately, it includes edits by two of the artists on that debut ep. runaway s is a dusted-off and remixed secret weapon from the act s early days while soft rock s is classic soft rocks, albeit from a more current vintage (it was recorded this year). both absolutely rock. a little twisted, a little tilted, a little tipsy, but, as always, tight and tidy. funny how, since 2009, everything has changed and nothing has changed at all for this label of ours.
the man behind church records and half the force propelling coastal haze, seb wildblood, jumps over to let s play house for a laid back, suave four tracker that ll smooth out that transition we re all going through as summer fades and the embers of autumn begin to burn brighter. necessary happiness, the first track, a improvisatory, noodly deep house ambler, sets the pace and tone. from there, the british producer ups the tempo a bit and explores the darker contours of red light-lit basement caves and after- hours haunts with the ep s title track. the flip is briefer: necessary happiness (mad sax mix) is an embellished and brighter reprise of the a1, and“pass the pen is a loose instrumental that has the bones of a break beat interlude built atop a jazzy hip-hop beat. is that a dewy sea mist on the horizon at dawn or a heavy cloud of smoke machine fog veiling a strobe in the middle of the night?
saying goodbye to the hot months and hello to cooler ones with an indian summer six-tracker by a new artist, lovers, whom you first met on an lph white comp from july, lphwhtdd.
juicy, joyful disco built around classic motifs (funky, fidgety rhythm guitar, glammy strings, bright horns), but that occupies a squarely modern space thanks to the heavy filter action, a pastiche of samples, and arrangements as tight as a taught tom.
greased lightning that’ll liven up any dance floor and brighten any day.
wrapping up the summer with a bit of a 90s throwback number by st. david, ​,, * fools jam* . the ep opens with the titual track, a crunchy, crisp deep house burner, and moves on, with night lovers, into speedier, smoother floor-filling fodder that’s all wiggling, weaving pads and synth leads. the b is a little gentler and more contemplative, but no less melodious dream it (emphasi mix) is a playful yet gauzy piano-led tune that serenades the listener, and la luna (spiritual dub) is a tranquil ditty that serenely glides off into the distance. a calming, mellow conclusion to a particularly emotive 12inch.
our canadian brother is popping his lph cherry with risk the rip, a four-track journey through the bouncy, beachy, wavy house boogies the guy s become notorious for. club jams at heart that have been wrapped up in gooey layers of laid-back, ethereal pads and tied off with smatterings of punchy percussion. a soundtrack for at-home relaxation masquerading as nightclub fodder or vice versa!
‘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.
bout time! julian duron and michael sherburn are longtime friends and partners in crime, the two marinate, stew, malt in the same spaces as jacques and nik—namely brooklyn s now legendary bossa nova civic club. call this kick-off ep a statement of purpose, proof of concept, an illustration of how lph and e.b. gel perfectly. the five tracks contained on myrtle music, named such in celebration of the myrtle avenue jmz and l train stops in bushwick, are easy, chilled-out house jams built on stacks of pads from the future and breaks from the past. weird, ethereal tuneage that feels like the score to a walk through empty allies in a blade runner world. (or, for the anime wonks out there, maybe the tokyo of patlabor.)
autofacs gonna be a new one to you, but the names behind it—juan maclean and marcus lambkin, a.k.a. shit robot—most certainly are not. the dfa house, disco, and techno veterans have long been friends, sharing bills around the world, vocalists on records, engineers on mixing boards. for a while now, they ve also been collaborating in the studio, and it s with tremendous honor that we get to be the label that presents the world with the fruits of their labors. souls on ice is a snarled, fierce, aggressive four-tracker, all of it recorded live, which gives it a distinct loopiness and patience. the ep starts off on a bumpin techno tip and slowly drifts towards a spacier, groovier house sound. charged and punchy, its the kind of dance floor kick in the pants only wizards like juan and marcus can deliver. key selling points. debut release by autofac, a production duo comprised of dfa veterans juan maclean and shit robot. full international press and dj promo campaign.
HUIT ETOILES (INCL. KENJI TAKIMI & GERD JANSON REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK09.12.16
sleazy mcqueen, ne laurin fedora, has been one of the u.s.’s foremost purveyors of classic disco, fuzzy house, and funky edits for over a decade, so its about time we bring him into the fold at lph. doing it in style and with a bang by delivering a package that includes two originals—the cosmic huit etoiles and the bumpin shuffler galway jam—plus two remixes of the titular track, one by kenji takimi, best known as the founder of japans preeminent dance music label, cruel, one by gerd janson, the head honcho at running back as well as lauers better half in tuff city kids.
marathons began innocently, as a quick debut ep by an energetic swedish duo we found on soundcloud. within a couple months of chatting with the pair, artur brä,,ndstrom and egil kahlbom, however, we realized our collaboration wasn t going to be simple, so cut and dry, so straightforward, and that s why we find ourselves here, a year after meeting them with a full album, not an in-and-out single, on our hands. what made it complex and intricate, you ask? why d we opt to squeeze eight originals into one long-player, you wonder? well, artur and egil are prolific dudes with fantastic ears and formidable work ethics. a couple of demos quickly sprouted offspring and became four, then six, then ten. rather than fight the arbitrary desire to trim the spread down to a 12inch, we figured we d aim higher and work on a proper album. what we constructed is, in a very classic sense, a long-player. here s that album! it s a sunny, loose, limber, uninhibited boogie through warm disco cuts and wobbly house jams and soulful funk slices. daytime chill-out with a nightclub architecture—or peak hour mayhem with a bright, clearheaded euphoria. marathons swings every which way and suits any mood, so drop that needle and try it on. then repeat, repeat, repeat.
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
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!
lets keep this short and sweet. were talking about felix dickinson and jaime read, neither of whom need much in the way of introduction, after all. three monsters here. acid-flecked, spacey, loopy stuff thats bold, assertive yet melodious, playful. these two have released enough on their own and together as l.h.a.s. inc. to make you know this is a badass 12inch, so whatre you waiting for? get it already itll never leave your bag, were sure.
just in time for the summer peak comes an ep by swedish producer, hnny. the lead song is a sentimental, romantic serenade, decked out with lush vocal samples, fortified by a simple, bouncy bass and jazzy drums.... 2016 repress
we’re finishing 2015 with what is pretty much a mini lp by borrowed identity, an inspired producer based in freiburg. there’s a lot here and we think you should just listen to and enjoy the record, draw your own conclusions, but what we will say here is the a is ballsy house and the b is tough techno that touches on trance occasionally. get why it’s called the contrast?
a newcomer joins the lph white ranks and we couldnt be more thrilled! world, meet leo wölfel, a prodigious producer from the heart of germany! so in love with this fellas sound are we that we managed to squeeze four stellar originals on a 12 inch and flesh it out with a jacob korn remix. talk about bang for your buck.
SOLSIDAN / ALBY (AVALON EMERSON & ANA HELDER RMXS)
12" Vinyl UK20.05.15
nearly two years ago we released mys/kela by a newish stockholm-based producer who had put out a couple tracks on a couple labels studio barnhus and local talk owned by friends from around town. that produce s name was hnny and a lot has happened since then, both to him and to us. hes gone on to crank out more l.t. 12inches as well as some hes dropped on his yummy and puss imprints, weve gone on to unleash a couple dozen more records and see the list of talent we ve hosted at our parties grow to astounding length. somehow, through it all, we managed to stay close with hnny, whos real name is johan cederberg, and even book him for a couple nyc gigs. the friendship that began so humbly and gently in 2013 has blossomed.
MAY THE LORD HAVE (LUKE HESS / BASIC SOUL UNIT RMXS)
12" Vinyl UK17.03.15
with jozef k & winter sons may the lord have mercy on us all, lets play house dives deeper into the world of techno. the record includes two dubby originals--like falling angels” in addition to the titular track-as well as a pair of remixes from some of n. america’s finest: luke hess of detroit and basic soul unit of toronto. that is really all you need to know! the 30-minute-long journey is all at once calming and energizing, hypnotizing and exhilarating, accessible and heady. it is also spooky and chilling, thanks to the slow boil build of each cut on its own and the 12 inch as a whole. a truly rewarding listening experience suitable for at-home and club play alike by two of manchesters top-shelf talents.
lets play house is kicking the new year off with its own times square ball drop: francis inferno orchestras three-track solo ep, hezbolla. the wonky, off-kilter, eccentric package manages to be two disparate and often contradictory things at once: a guaranteed chaotic, debaucherous barn-burner and a deep, heady epic journey
about 18 months ago, lets play house released its most significant ep to date: fantastic mans *its essential*. since then, the australian producer -whose real name is mic newman - has gone on to release a handful of other records, tour the world, and even remix a song for lphs co-owner/-founder, jacques renault. a followup to the 12 inch that started it all was always in order and it is with great pleasure that we finally present it to you now!
for their sixth release, lets play house has headed down under to scoop up australias fantastic man, a second identity of dj/producer mic newman, with which the melbourne-based artist explores-and exposes-another side of his musical and stylistic skills. and the four original songs on the its essential ep most definitely mark a bit of a departure from newman’s trademark sounds: he has exchanged the thumping, peak-hour, hands-in-the-air chaos and messiness of hits like 2009s *sizzled sally* for a more refined and subtle breed of deep house.
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.
the ep starts with peace in the world, an infectious, assertive stomper that hooks you with a simple keyboard riff and vocal sample. the energy doesnt let up on runnin, though that cut is decidedly deeper and smoother. the flip finds montel turning it back up to 11 with ecstasy, a dramatic club anthem, and get down, a funky, elastic burner that closes the 12inch
lph whites second offering picks up where the first one, by waze & odyssey, left us. that 12inch featured a remix by london-by-way-of southern-california house up-and-comer, urulu, who produced all four of the tracks included on this ep. left coast is an ode to taylor freels home turf, but dont think its all blissed-out balearic burners one might listen to while rolling down a palm tree-lined stretch of the pacific coast highway. every one of the four songs is a cranked-up, high-octane, peak-hour monster
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!
lets play house finishes its first full year with its 12th release, which, like the first—runaways indoor pool ep—features one original track and three remixes. the a1 comes courtesy of river & phoenix, a new nom de disque of australias young edits. earlier in 2012, he released his debut ep—castle rock—on editainment, hence the playful moniker. this song, however, is not an edit.
with san laurentinos dreamers & wanders ep, lets play house brings forth a hauntingly beautiful record ideal for the winter ahead—this is music in which to take shelter from lengthening shadows, a warm place in a cold, cold world.
for their sixth release, lets play house has headed down under to scoop up australias fantastic man, a second identity of dj/producer mic newman, with which the melbourne-based artist explores—and exposes—another side of his musical and stylistic skills. and the four original songs on the its essential ep most definitely mark a bit of a departure from newmans trademark sounds: he has exchanged the thumping, peak-hour, hands-in-the-air chaos and messiness of hits like 2009s >sizzled sally< for a more refined and subtle breed of deep house.
londoner toby tobias has had a rather productive year so far and its with great pleasure that lets play house can claim him as its newest roster member. the paradise lost ep finds the man doing what hes done best since coming out in the early aughts: dropping deep and frothy house with a steely underbelly
expanding a transatlantic connection forged with releases from uk artists the m.e.b. and dead rose music company, the fourth release for lets play house comes from glasgowegian techno heroes naum gabo (jonnie wilkes of optimo and james savage) who inject a bit of motoric stomp to lphs generally housey identity.
brooklyns lets play house keeps building momentum with its second release of 2012. this time, label heads jacques renault, nik mercer, and james friedman have teamed up with a pair of artists shrouded in mystery—the dead rose music company—to put out an ep featuring four original songs that confound definition...
brooklyns own lets play house returns with its first release of the new year: a couple of original house jams by chicken lips dean meredith—here teaming up with fellow londoners ben shenton and tim silver—and a couple of remixes, courtesy of the mysterious house maven chicago damn and production guru brennan green. as usual, the party-starters behind lph (jacques renault from runaway and on the prowl, editor nik mercer, and tobs james friedman) have assembled a four-track 12 inch fit to be played at their biweekly ragers as well as any other dancefloor hungry for something a little unexpected.