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Para One

Perhaps most widely known for his affiliation with the favorite France rap group TTC, Em fun??o de One can be an alias of France electro producer Jean-Baptiste de Laubier, whose musical style is deeply rooted in golden-age hip-hop. Blessed in 1979 in Orleans, France, de Laubier initial grew interested in hip-hop after hearing Community Foe, N.W.A, as well as the Local Tongues through the later ’80s. He became a member of his initial hip-hop group in 1993 but didn’t break right into the industry being a manufacturer until 2000, when his productions started turning up on mixtapes. For this same period he became associated with TTC and collaborated together on the debut recording, Ceci N’est Pas el Disque (2002), on Big Dada Recordings. De Laubier produced his single debut as Em virtude de One in 2003 within the label Institubes using the Defeat Down EP, offering TTC within the name track. He continuing collaborating with TTC, creating a lot of their second recording, Bâtards Sensibles (2004), which spawned the strike solitary “Dans le Golf club” and became their commercial discovery, released by Big Dada Recordings together with V2 Music France. In the meantime, de Laubier continuing his solo profession, liberating the EP Clubhoppn (2005) as well as the full-length recording Epiphanie (2006) on Institubes, the second option launch spawning the strike solitary “Dudun-Dun,” that was prominently remixed by MSTRKRFT and Kids Noize. Besides his personal productions, he started fielding high-profile remix demands (e.g., Daft Punk’s “The Primary Time you will ever have,” Ellen Allien’s “Straight down”) and collaborated with TTC on the third recording, 3615 (2006); furthermore, his 2003-2005 cooperation with fellow TTC collaborator Tacteel — a co-founder of Institubes along with a hip-hop/electro maker in his personal right — within the live performance task FuckALoop led to the extended digital-only retrospective launch THE FIRST Aughties (2007). De Laubier also dabbled in the wonderful world of film, creating the Naissance des Pieuvres soundtrack, released by Institubes in 2007.

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