DT632 – LEON
For a while now, LEON has been making huge waves in the house music scene. With support from the likes of Carl Cox, Marco Carola, and LOCO DICE, there is no question why Leon has played at some of the best clubs in the world like Amnesia Ibiza, Cielo NY, Space Miami, Fabric London, Rex Paris, Dc10 Ibiza, In 2000, Leon started his own record label D-Floor Records all while touring the world and securing a residency for Music On Ibiza.
Born and raised in Italy Leon’s obsession with house music started at a young age after discovering the music of Danny Tenaglia, Todd Terry & Laurent Garnier, something he still regards as a major influence on his sound to this day. Djing in Italy from a young age would inevitably lead to production for someone of Leon’s ability. At the age of 23 he took his first steps in the production world. However rather than rush things he knew he needed to hone his talents. 3 years of hard work later and he is starting to bear the fruits of this work, and starting to show the world that he means business!
From the 2012 (the beginning) Leon is a new artist of Marco Carola crew and Party called Music On, he played every Music On show around the world and regular residency in Ibiza Friday night at amnesia and resident of one of the best club in the world Cocoricò in Italy. Played regularity in huge festivals like Sunwaves Romania and Sonus Croatia, 2017 was a great year with a lot of success like two times top 3 on Beatport include a remake of Renegade Master classic’s tune and collaboration with Dennis Cruz on Crosstown Rebels.
Today, he joins us on the Data Transmission Podcast ahead of playing at the new Albania festival UNUM which runs from 31st May to 3rd June – check out the full line-up below and grab tickets here
Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
What’s your personal favourite track on it?
I think Kettenkarussell – Maybe
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
I dont know, not easy for me to prepare a 1 hour mix because I have a lot of music and I love to play long dj set like 5/6 hours in this mix a play a lot of deeper and minimal stuff perfect for warm up or after-hours
What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
In Turin for the guys of movement and kappa futur festival I played 5 hours in a cool club in front of 600 people and was so intense
What have you got coming up?
I have a new track on Crosstown Rebels and new EP on Sola records and massive remix on Little Festival records and I have something special in Italy for sure and also the UK where I will play at EGG London on 22nd February with Pirupa and North America.
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
1 unknown – Drawn_From_Memory_I_Cube_Remix
2 ROBAG WHRUME – Wuzzelbud_FF_
3 Cardi B – Bodak Yellow (Mahony & Clarkent Edit)
4 unknown – bugs bunny 001
5 Ben Sterling – The Energy
6 Pasquale Caracciolo – hi
7 red axes – sound test
8 Kadosh – Frau Blau
9 Sasha – cut me down (radio slave remix)
10 &me – Fairchild
11 Rampa – for this
12 DJ Metatron – The_Journey