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LabRats EPK


LabRats is a dynamic quartet based in Sacramento composed of multi instrumentalists,composers, and producers.


The band came together out of necessity in order to unify and bridge gaps between musicians of all types. LabRats challenges their listener’s perception of “jazz,” as they embody a wide range of styles and influences ranging from J Dilla to Sun Ra. At a live show, the band exudes a wonderful on-stage charm as they hypnotize the audience with colorful synth-scapes, syncopated drums, and fierce improvisation.


Formed during the pandemic in 2021, the band has proven itself to be an integral part of their hometown music scene. They curated and now host the city’s hippest jam session “Sunday Sessions” at local venue The Torch Club, which serves as a well known hub for musical creatives to create, perform, and network. Sunday Sessions has given a stage to many of Sacramento’s up and coming vocalists, rappers, and instrumentalists as well as created a buzz that can be felt throughout Sacramento’s music scene. 


LabRats also perform throughout the pacific northwest. In just under two years, the band has been recognized by NPR, the Grammy Awards for three different categories, and has participated in major music festivals in Sacramento and San Jose. The band has also opened for amazing acts such as Talib Kweli, the GZA, NNAMDI, and more and sold out several headlining shows. 


LabRats has released “Year of the Rat” and “Standard Practice. Vol. 1” which were both independently produced, recorded, performed, and paid for entirely by the band. They are currently recording and touring their third album, with hopes to release it later this year. 


Jacob Swedlow - drums/vibraphone/keys

Miguel Recendez - Bass synth/keys/trombone

Joey Archie - Keys/synths/trumpet

Thomas Molina - Trumpet/FX




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Jef Costello and the Caged Bird
LabRats, The Philharmonik
LabRats - JC and the Caged Bird (mastered REV A)LabRats, Philharmonik
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Bring Me to Life
LabRats, Julian Cunningham
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Year of the Rat
Standard Practice.Vol. 1
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C min SpacecraftLabRats
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3. ValenciaLabRats
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Mimos sesh interludeLabRats
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2. BlemLabRats
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3. Actual ProofLabRats
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4. Maiden VoaygeLabRats
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5. Everybody Loves the SunshineLabRats
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6. People Make the World Go RoundLabRats
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Crack RockLabRats
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Eggs and Bacon interludeLabRats
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Eggs and Bacon interludeLabRats
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Loading ScreenLabRats
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Instrumental Videos

"Everybody Loves the Sunshine"
(NPR performance)
"I Cant Help it//Maiden Voyage"
"Rock the Boat"

Special Guest Videos

"Luciano" (Feat. EGDABEAST)
"Homebase" (Feat. Jakhari Smith,
Diamond Key, and Widda K)
"C minor Space Craft" (Feat. FRENCH75)


Good Day Sacramento Live TV Performance
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