New Album "Dear Mother"
now available at Virgin Megastore Lebanon and online:
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Michel "Labex" Labaki

Welcome to Michel Labaki’s website, Bass Player, Musical director
Fodera, Aguilar amps, GruvGear and Lathon Bass wear Artist.

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Michel Labaki –Labex– was born and raised in Lebanon. Influenced by his mother who is a pianist, he developed a longing for music, and particularly the guitar.

Labex started off as a guitar player, but switched to the electric bass at the age of 15. He soon became one of the prominent bass players in Lebanon at the age of 20. Labex has been involved in the continuing development of various musical techniques and styles –funk, latin, and fusion world music – and has stood out in his sense of lyricism and melodic bass lines.

He introduced a new technique to the world of bass –The Stap. Through the stap technique, Labex combines drumming on the drums, tapping on the guitar, and slapping on the bass, together to create this amazing skill to perform on the bass guitar. After tampering and innovation to the technique, Labex will feature stapping for the first time in his album "Dear Mother" launched at the 2015 NAMM show in January 2015.

Today, Labex is a main bass player, artist casting manager and a recording engineer at 8e Art, performing in a prime time TV show "Hek Menghanne" on MTV Beirut.



Labex released his first Bass Lab in 2013. It is available on Amazon MP3, Xbox Store, Apple Tunes, and in Virgin Megastore. His second album “Dear Mother” was released in january 2015 and is now available at Virgin Megasotre Lebaon and online via leading providers suh as Amazon MP3, Xbox Store, Apple Tunes.

“Dear Mother” features guest artists from around the globe including: Fred Clark, Harris Harris, Denis Guevara, Jose Fernandez, Derrick Murdock, Rytha Labaki, Kristian Abouanni, Xriss Jor, Ramzi AbouKamel, Jihad Assad, Raed AbouKamel, Ralph Chwayri, Ryan Idriss, Tony Khalifeh, Scarlett Saad, Bachar “Buchet” Sawaya and Elie "The Brain" Akl.

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Fodera Guitars

Fodera Guitars was established in 1983 by Vinny Fodera, a skilled custom guitar builder (luthier) with an eye for creating beautiful instruments, and Joey Lauricella, a professional bass player with practical working experience.


Aguilar Amplification

Aguilar is dedicated to using superior engineering processes to make great gear for bass players. By Designing and manufacturing heads, cabinets, preamps, pickups and effects pedals, we can contribute to many aspects of the sound of the Bass.



GruvGear exists to bring innovative and well-thought out products to creative professionals and beyond, including career musicians, DJs, photographers, filmmakers, mobile producers and more. We have reinvented and reimagined equipment transport gear...


Lathon Bass Wear

Lathon Bass Wear is a clothing line for Bass Players and anyone who just loves the Bass. This fine selection of clothing is stylish, comfortable, easy to care for and perfect for groovin' to your favorite tunes. Let everyone know you're a player in fashions by Lathon Bass Wear.

Events & Media

Coming Soon.

Labex will be in Italy on December 3rd 2015.
A Bass clinic master class "Me vs. Evolution" by Labex will be held in Rome, Italy on December 3rd 2015.

Say Hello.

Mobile: +96170765654