Keith LeBlanc

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Hi-tech drummer/producer. Founder of Blanc Records

Beginning in 1979, Leblanc, along with Doug Wimbish (bass), & Skip Macdonald (guitar), formed the core of the house band for Sugarhill Records, based in Englewood, NJ.
Their tight & precise playing can be heard on the vast majority of the label's output.
His drumming is unique for his bassdrum approach, which consisted of very precise 16th notes. His hi-hat approach was also unique, in that he rarely played straight 8th's or 16th's, but rather syncopated patterns which were considered modern at the time.

In 1984, LeBlanc left Sugarhill to produce/arrange for Tommy Boy Records.
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WR 005 Major Malfunction — Keith LeBlanc Keith LeBlanc Major Malfunction (Album) World Records WR 005 UK 1986 Sell This Version
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W2-30032 Stranger Than Fiction — Keith LeBlanc Keith LeBlanc Stranger Than Fiction (Album) Nettwerk W2-30032 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
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BLC 2 Raw — Keith LeBlanc K. LeBlanc* Raw (Album) Blanc Records BLC 2 UK 1990 Sell This Version
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BLC 04 CD Ear Drum Beats To Sample (Volume 1) — Keith LeBlanc Keith LeBlanc Ear Drum Beats To Sample (Volume 1) Blanc Records BLC 04 CD UK 1991 Sell This Version
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BLCD6 Time Traveller — Keith LeBlanc Keith LeBlanc Time Traveller (Album) Blanc Records BLCD6 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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HITCD17 Kickin' Lunatic Beats Volume 1 — Keith LeBlanc Keith LeBlanc Kickin' Lunatic Beats Volume 1 AMG (2) HITCD17 UK 1993 Sell This Version
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KLBCD2 Kickin' Lunatic Beats Volume 2 — Keith LeBlanc Keith LeBlanc Kickin' Lunatic Beats Volume 2(CD) Acto Ltd. KLBCD2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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BLC 16 CD Freakatorium — Keith LeBlanc Keith LeBlanc Freakatorium(CD, Album) Blanc Records BLC 16 CD Germany 1999 Sell This Version
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MIX83-01-01 Killer Grooves  200+ Samples  — Keith LeBlanc Keith LeBlanc Killer Grooves 200+ Samples (CD, Smplr) Future Publishing MIX83-01-01 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
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none Tunes From The Vault — Keith LeBlanc Keith LeBlanc Tunes From The Vault(11xFile, FLAC, 24b) Not On Label (Keith Leblanc Self-Released) none US 2021
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Singles & EPs

W1-3028 Einstein (Extended Remix) — Keith LeBlanc Keith Le Blanc* Einstein (Extended Remix) (Single) Nettwerk W1-3028 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
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BLC 1410 What Order — Keith LeBlanc Melle Mel & Keith LeBlanc Melle Mel & Keith LeBlanc - What Order(10") Blanc Records BLC 1410 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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Compilations

CCT3003-2 Stop The Confusion (Global Interference) — Keith LeBlanc Keith LeBlanc Stop The Confusion (Global Interference)(CD, Comp, Ltd, Num) Collision: Cause Of Chapter 3 CCT3003-2 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
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none Stupid Beats — Keith LeBlanc Keith LeBlanc Stupid Beats(6xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Not On Label (Keith Leblanc Self-Released) none 2021
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Videos

none Live Concert Part 1 & 2 — Keith LeBlanc Voodoo Chile (2) / Keith LeBlanc - T.M. Stevens - Eric Gales Voodoo Chile (2) / Keith LeBlanc - T.M. Stevens - Eric Gales - Live Concert Part 1 & 2(DVDr, DVD-V, Album) not on label none US 2012 Sell This Version

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REENO

REENO

December 3, 2019
Keith is a great drummer. He was the house drummer for the Sugarhill Records Label, playing on most of the label's live-band output along with Doug Wimbish & Skip Macdonald.
It's a bit ironic though, that after his departure from Sugarhill, his various contributions on labels like Tommy Boy & others, were solely drum machine programming. A bit of a head scratcher there.
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Harry_X

Harry_X

September 3, 2002
Keith LeBlanc started as a drummer for the Sugarhill Label (Grandmaster Flash -yes HipHop), went to Adrian Sherwood's On-U-Label to produce dub-funk tracks for Mark Stewart + Maffia, Tackhead (together with Doug Wimbish and Skip McDonald), later Strange Parcels and a lot of other projects. Interesting musician. Combines drum sounds with samples, machine noises with soul.

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