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Alongside the announcement was the launch of his first ever merchandise to commemorate the tour.
“I’ve always been used to playing long sets since the beginning [of my career] when I was 14,” he tells Mixmag. “I lived on the German border and over there DJs are often offered to play long sets, since the clubs and parties lasts for longer than in France, for example. I always wanted to do a tour like this!”
“Now, here we are with more than 15 gigs in France and around Europe all night long; what a blessing. Can’t wait to sweat hours behind the booth and go on a journey with you all. So thankful to everyone supporting me.”
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Added to the tour, LB aka LABAT has also unveiled a longterm project: a 3×12 vinyl LP compilation, which sits on his 2022-launched imprint Poumpet Records. The premise of the label was to release a digital track each month for an entire year, and this newly-announced compilation is the end result.
“This 3×12 LP compilation was already in mind when we first started the label more than a year ago,” he explains. “It was meant to close the chapter so here we are!”
“After releasing digitally a single every month along with remixes from my friends Partiboi69, Kettama, Sally C, KiNK and X Club, I’m so thrilled that all this music will be available on vinyl.”
The pre-order for LB aka LABAT’s vinyl compilation will land on July 3, but in the meantime, you can find out more information about his All Night Long tour here.
Niamh Ingram is Mixmag’s Weekend Editor, follow her on Twitter
Written by: Tim Hopkins