The J-Lab story began in 2003 when Jon Dickens, the man behind J-Lab began a live techno project based on improvisation. After 2 years of gigs home & abroad, the guys at the After-Dinner netlabel got him to stay out the clubs long enough to complete the Bout Time EP. Since
The J-Lab sound floats in a territory that sits between Detroit, Minimal and Electro, informed by a deep love of Dub and Funk. 2006 saw a further live release on After-Dinner.net, and the "Ghostwalkin" track appeared on Metroline's downloadable compilation album Metro Buskers Vol 1
. A live set recorded live at Run in London in January 2006 is available to download at www.runsounds.com.
Jon also contributed bass guitar to some of Katzo's recordings. A winter's break in India 2006-07, saw J-Lab perform a live set in Goa. March 2007 saw the release of the Radiophique
EP on Brazil's up & coming Motronic netlabel and in the autumn a J-Lab track found it's way on to an Alt Recordings release entitled Not Another Netlabel Vol2
At CTM.09, J-Lab will perform a collaborative live set with Dr.Nojoke
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