Lifelike is one of the most talented producers in France’s celebrated dance-music scene. His CV boasts a wealth of hit productions, collaborations and remixes that have cemented his place in dance-music history. LIFELIKE’s first artistic production, enclosed the last years of French Disco madness. “The Soul Of My Love,” was released in ’2001 on Demon’s iconic 20000ST Parisian label, responsible for the worldwide hit “You Are My High.”
It was followed the next year by the underground hit “Black Chess” that made him playlisted for months by Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter & DJ Falcon as the first track that introduced their “Together 2002” World Tour music.
It wasn’t long until French Touch Icon’s Alan Braxe, responsible for the ’98 Stardust summer hit “Music Sounds Better With You,” noticed him and decided to sign his single “Discopolis” (co-produced with Kris Menace) on his label Vulture, the biggest French underground label after Roulé.
“Discopolis” was the biggest underground seller of 2005, an instant classic entering the Official UK Top 40 that summer only on vinyl. Boosted by a MTV censored video from Seb Janiak, director of Daft Punk’s “Burnin” video, the track was re-released the year after with some heavy remixes (Chris Lake, Kerri Chandler, Alan Braxe), a CD single, and hit #1 again in sales from Beatport for 3 weeks. The long awaited follow up, “So Electric,” achieved similar success as “Discopolis” garnering a summer tour in 2008 with 10 dates in the US and Canada with Alan Braxe.
It was not long before a multitude of big-name artists came knocking on Laurent’s door hoping to secure his unique touch on their own material. Remixes for the likes of Moby, Empire Of The Sun, Chromeo and La Roux just to name a few are testament to LIFELIKE’s reputation.