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Examples

by Eric Lau

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Neil Bopperson
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Neil Bopperson Sooooooooo so so good. Beats for weeks. Favorite track: Lift Off.
Sam Bradshaw
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Sam Bradshaw Superb, brilliantly simple elegantly timeless. So good i played the LP through three times and still wanted more. Favorite track: Re-Lax.
christian pevere
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christian pevere You are a great example for all beatmakers!! much love! Favorite track: Harps In Space.
Joseph Rodgers
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Joseph Rodgers Great well rounded release with songs to reflect any mood. 'Okay' is a standout track for me. Favorite track: Okay.
Dan Tolomeo
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Dan Tolomeo Super special collection of beats. Beautifully crafted, simple yet complex at the same time, Eric Lau has created such a professional album. Can't pick a favourite at the moment. This LP needs more attention from everyone.
Colin R
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Colin R Another great beat album by Eric Lau. I love the sound he uses for drum hits; it's subtle yet catches your attention. Don't miss out on these Dilla vibes. Favorite track: Amerie.
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First Word enters 2017 with a bang: a 28-track album courtesy of Eric Lau. This, his third instrumental album, is a veritable tapestry of vibes, ranging through Hip Hop, Soul, Jazz, Funk & Brazilian beats. A mere taste into the genius production skills of London's Mr. Lau, it's easy to understand why he's so revered by DJs, artists and producers across the world, including Rich Medina, 9th Wonder, Bobbito, Dam Funk, Gilles Peterson, James Poyser (The Roots), Phonte and Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest), amongst others.

Eric has had previous outings for First Word as part of the Record Store Day beat-challenge trilogy, along with Tall Black Guy, Kidkanevil and Mr. Thing, and was recently initiated into Jazzy Jeff's star-studded annual Playlist Retreat. As a producer, he's worked with a host of artists, including Kaidi Tatham, Oddisee, Yussef Kamaal, Guilty Simpson, Dego, Tawiah, Rahel and Fatima, to name a few, whilst his DJ skills have seen him tour the globe with luminaries such as Erykah Badu, Robert Glasper and Questlove. Additionally to three instrumental LPs, he previously released his debut-proper for Ubiquity, 'New Territories', and the acclaimed 2013 sophomore album, 'One Of Many'.

'Examples' really provides you with what it says on the tin - a mere taster of this man's talents, available digitally and on wax; black vinyl for the purists and limited edition yellow vinyl for the heads. Kicking off the new year with a bounce, it's unnecessary that we tell you that you shouldn't sleep on this.. Don't sleep on this.

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released January 13, 2017

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Eric Lau London, UK

Eric Lau is a London-based producer, known for his work with an array of artists such as DJ Jazzy Jeff, Chris Dave, Guilty Simpson, Oddisee, Muhsinah, Kaidi Tatham & a family of artists from London including Dego, Tawiah, Rahel and Fatima.

In addition to his production work he is also a well-respected DJ having toured the world and supported acts such as Erykah Badu, Questlove and Robert Glasper.
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