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DT639 – Roland Leesker


Roland Leesker lives for and has loved electronic music since 1989 – the year of his debut as a House DJ on the Frankfurt bar scene. A measure of his quality is that just two years later he became the resident DJ in clubs like Wild Pitch, XS and Dorian Gray. Back then, like many DJs, by day you could find him working in a local vinyl shop, Derlirium Records, serving up tastemakers like Sven Väth, Laurent Garnier and DJ T. – to name just a few of the regulars.

In 1995 Roland left Frankfurt for New York City, where he would open the first international branch of Delirium Records. Thanks to that move he ended up playing with and producing artists that are legends today. Slaving away with Ricardo Villalobos in his living room, where they produced under the moniker ER + ER, creating loops with John Selway at New York ́s Satellite base- ment, working as a light jockey for Joe Jam and Marc Spoon, spinning together with Cajmere and ATA at the Wild Pitch Club, and all the while running various music businesses around the globe.

Since then, he’s invested much of his time, knowledge, heart and soul into electronic music to further the scene and support the art that he loves. In 2015 he returned to the studio and the wheels of steel with his production partner Philipp Maier also known as Santé to produce “My Warehouse”, a record that, in a way, has been in the making for the last 20 years.

In that time Roland Leesker has studied the music, gathering inspiration from the sounds, people and experiences along the way and putting them all together to create his own idea of the perfect sound.

Get Physical co-owner Leesker is next up on the label with a fantastic new single entitled ‘Believe’ and today, he joins our Podcast series! Listen to it below, on Spotify or iTunes here

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
Let the energy destroy bad vibes and believe in Yourself!

What’s your personal favourite track on it?

Bobby Konders – Nervous Acid

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?

Dark energy turned into good vibrations.

What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
Freak Chic at D´Edge in São Paulo

What have you got coming up?
Roland Leesker Believes In You Tour 2019 with about 30 gigs in Brazil, Europe and China

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Believe In Your Self!

Pulshar – So TiredKiNK – Teo Techno
Trevino – Backtracking (Schatrax Remix)
Albuquergue & Kaiq – Jardim Electrico
Bobby Konders – Nervous Acid
Aphrohead – Grown Man Cryy (Carl Craig´s “Brainy Grimlin” Remix)
DJ 3000 – Take Me Away (Truncate Remix)
Roland Leesker – Believe
DJ T. – Dis (KiNK 909 Tool)
Ernestes Sadau – Hiroshima (Acid Breaks Your Body Mix)
Black Jazz Consortium – Mystery of Fantasy (G´s Fantasy Mix)
Todh Teri feat. Arooj Aftab – Naja (Bawrut Remix)

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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