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11 juillet 2014

Hakan Libdo


Hakan Lidbo emerged in the late ’90s as one of the most prolific tech-house producers on the planet. His musical life began with his involvement in a number of « crappy » (that’s his word) rock bands in the mid-’80s. Later that decade he formed acid jazz project Solid State (achieving a modicum of success), then went to work for Scandinavian music monolith MNW. After leaving MNW, Lidbo pursued his lifelong ambition of making music full-time and formed Container Recording and Publishing as a vehicle for his work. Container also represents many Swedish producers.

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Hakan has mastered a wide variety of styles, most of which fall under the house umbrella. Pick up a Lidbo release on Loaded (Skint’s tech-house sub-label) for uplifting vocals. Grab a release on Fiji for deep, late-night moods. Sample his material on Pokerflat (Steve Bug’s inspirational house imprint) for minimal, mind-bending house. Seek out a Paper Recordings release for refined, classic house. When he’s not making house, Lidbo experiments with abstract electronic music for Denmark’s April Records and with soundtrack-inspired downtempo for Repap (under the guise of Bobby Trafalgar). To mention only a few, Håkan has released countless brilliant records on other labels such as Wrong Steps, Afro Art, Lace, Cartridge, Moody, Fragile, Estereo, Worship, Boo, Mitek, Force Tracks, Compost, Shitkatapult, etc. Håkan has undertaken remix work for the likes of Fatboy Slim, Ennio Moriconne, Midfield General, Kool Keith, Q-Burns, Lisa Shaw, Dalminjo and many more.
He has even produced Yello‘s “Planet Dada”…

On an even more experimental note, Lidbo wrote the score to a nineteenth century ballet for the Copenhagan Radio Symphonic Orchestra. As a matter of fact, he is one of the best and busiest musician and producers of electronic music in the world or even the universe! Check out his title “Planet Earth” (The Kiruna Broadcast Project) part of his project “Music For Alien Civilisations”.

Hakan Lidbo and Enjoy Recordings have been working toguether for a few years. For instance with a cover of Howard Jones 80’s hit ”What is Love”and the long player ”From Hackney To Caracas”