Artist: David Labeij
Cat. #: mobilee103
A1 – AEM
A2 – Rolling Back
B1 – Pourfact
B2 – Twisky
The brains behind mobilee records recognize talent when they hear it and while making his rounds on the international dance circuit last year, the Berlin imprint pulled Amsterdam native, David Labeij out of the limelight and warmly invited him to release the 86th catalog number titled “Crazy Love”. Just one year after his first mobilee release, he’s back with a digital-only, 4-tracker under the mobilee103 heading.
A late joiner in the world of electronic music, the Dutchman unpacked his first set of tables in the late 1990s and subsequently began producing in 2001. Quick to catch up in the game, Labeij created a name for himself in the local scene with his signature hypnotic grooves and his technical expertise.
The curtain rises with “AEM”, a consistent minimal baseline with distant vocals woven in and out of quirky drum beats and percussion stone skipping across the surface.
Next in line is “Rolling Back”. Keyboard strokes foster tender vocals as the volume ascends to a bold peak ultimately relieved by a mix of spellbinding samples and scattered grooves.
“Pourfact” unravels with rhythmic strings collecting spacey samples, in-sync claps and waves of familiar sound elements along its path.
Finishing off the set is “Twisky”, a staggering circle of mixed thuds, taps, rolls and mahogany beats eventually adopting a rhythmic dance tune carried over the hidden baseline.
With artists like Labeij cranking out unique releases, mobilee lovingly packages the delight for even the label’s fine tasters.