french producer lb aka labat returns with a new lp named “fake memories” on his own label alélah records. he surprises us with some more hip-hop and r’n’b music, liberating his love for jazz rythms and harmonics. known for his talent at playing with samples, this new lp expresses his actual potential, offering a large use of instrumental stuff : violin and piano chords, guitar riffs… together with delicate voices that balance with the old school drums and procure gentleness to the sharp hats. the b3 eponymous track even discloses the man’s voice, with lyrics sang by himself
lb aka labat is a regular cat in the french circuit with releases on disques solaires, dko or recently wolf music. this ep highlights once again his unique style with an all inside mpc production blending samples with sharp signature beats. the opener is stone cold disco house jam in the deep parrish tradition. nothing new is a spacey hip hop joint taking you a ride to destination spice go - a detroish hip house beat. on flipside, celestial plan is a special party break with deep jazz samples mixed with a mpc signature that gives this track a very uncommon signature and groove. better be ready for this one before landing to sticky green countryside.
after his successful releases on d.ko, bfdm & wolf music. la bat sign the first release of his new label -le petit zoo records- run together with pablo valentino. -no money no honey- is a 4 tracks ep coming straight out of lb s mpc. a powerful combination of drums, samples and arrangements from outta space. track a1 -something- has been played and supported by motor city drum ensemble.
ltd repress 2018 --- first split ep on d.ko records. 2 tracks from paul cut & 2 tracks from lb aka labat. the two young french producers deliver 4 powerfull house track going through french touch vibe and detroit atmospheric house music. a must buy ep.
wolf welcome another new member to the pack, this time in the form of producer lb aka labat. the young frenchman has already caused a stir in the two years since his first release, clocking up appearances on faces, robsoul & d.ko records. for his debut on wolf he delivers four tracks in his trademark style of dusty jazz and hip-hop sample infused house music. this one’s for the heads!
with this fifth release, the moonrise hill guardians decided to deliver a vinyl conceived by half of them on the a-side and two friends they decided to invite on the b-side. the first side of the record is the more club oriented one, with two tracks from ethyène & folamour that sums well what made the early moonrise style, between smart soulful sampling to unstoppable groovy beats that will instantly make you burn a dancefloor. the second side starts with one of the two guests of this record, lb aka labat, with a house anthem that gathers all the detroit codes and an undeniable hip-hop influence. toshigi canopy has been asked to end the record, something that he did perfectly well with a more lo-fi track leaving you with a mysterious poetic taste that the moonrise hill guardians have always been defending.
the second release is coming with 4 new-talented players: embezzlement society, daisuke kondo, lb aka labat and the game crew. following their various artist model, each producer delivers an organic crate based track, from blunted hip-hop to jackin’ house bangers with jazzy soulful grooves.
loaded comp of dj gear and smoker interludes. le sampler des copains (litteraly, the friends sampler, in french) is a 10 tracks, 2xlp bundle, showcasing both established and upcoming talents who currently gravitate around the faces records family.