“My main influences back in the day were Warp Records, Rephlex, Planet Mu and so on” Albert says. “They are always changing and they don’t care about direction, it’s more of an impulse. It’s the same for Lapsus.”
A connection was forged early on with Josep Basora, a visual artist and head of design studios in Barcelona, to lead the aesthetic direction of the label.
Records soon followed by fellow Barcelona residents Gros and Pina, plus a remix EP of The Ark featuring bRUNA, Point B, Gros & Pablo Bolivar. From the get-go, Lapsus was intent on showcasing artists from a city with an underrated experimental scene; often overlooked despite the global recognition of festivals like Sonar and Primavera. Pina is a fitting example of this - now most often working in a mixing and mastering capacity, his Lapsus debut Onda Corta is glitched-out, restless techno and electro hybrids of impeccable quality.
Lapsus’ own radio show began broadcasting on Spain’s Radio 3 station in 2014 and continues to this day, with renowned music writer Philip Sherburne joining the lineup a few years ago. In the same year, their reputation had grown to the point of being able to include names like Plaid, Kelpe, Etch and Sau Poler on the track list of the V/A compilation DEU. Tracing back, 2014 seems something of a turning point for Lapsus. That same year they also launched a larger festival (culminating in a 3 part event in 2019, one of them in partnership with Unsound), as well as heading up the artistic direction for Barcelona club Laut.