Hakan has released more than 200 records on labels like Pokerflat, Shitkatapult, Ministry, Fragile etc. Produced and remixed artists like Fatboy Slim, Yello, Kool Keith. New album on Mantis in a few months.
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 like-minded Swedish producers Laid (John Anderson) and Martin Venetjoki.
Lidbo 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). On an even more experimental note, Lidbo recently wrote the score to a nineteenth century ballet for the Copenhagan Radio Symphonic Orchestra.
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