LEON from Italy is a man that has been making major waves in the house scene since his breakthrough at the beginning of 2009. Bursting onto the scene with a bang, LEON has carved out quite a reputation in such a short period of time., and this looks set to grow and grow. Releases for Steve Lawler’s Viva imprint kicked things off, followed by releases with Nick Curly’s much talked about Cecille label in Manheim, Saved Records with the big hit called “body monster” and the highly successful ReBirth records in Italy as well as remixes for artists such as Audiofly, Felipe Velenzuela & Ali Nasser. If that wasn’t enough Leon’s track ‘Rain In Rio’ was recently licensed to Cocoon’s ‘Green & Blue compilation’.
In 2009 Leon is one of the producers that is helping re-invent the house sound, and as such his tracks are getting support from all the major players right now. Steve Lawler, Luciano, Carol Cox, Loco Dice, Ricardo Villalobos, Marco Carola, Tiefschwarz, Matthias Tanzmann and many more are all fans of Leon’s work, so its not hard to see why people are already talking about him as a future star.
Born and raised in Italy Leon’s obsession with house music started at a young age after discovering the music of Danny Tenaglia, MAW, Todd Terry, Jeff Mills, Derrick May and 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!
With over 15 years experience behind the decks, its not hard to see why LEON’s reputation as dj, which was outstanding in Italy before his productions broke through, have now skyrocketed in the past year. Already djing in some of the worlds most famous clubs such as Cocorico in Italy (residency), Pacha, Cielo, Marquee and Electric Zoo FAESTIVAL in New York, The Egg, Crucifix Lane and FUSE London, Zouk Singapore, Arma 17 Moscow, Rex in paris, Stereo Montreal, Watergate and CDV Berlin, DC10, Amnesia and Ushuaia in Ibiza, La Feria Santiago del Cile, Hardpop in Juarez, Story and Threehouse Miami, and some great festival such Sunwaves Romania, Sonus Croatia, Sundays School New york, Kappa Futur Festival Turin, Kazantip Ukraine, UMF buenos aires, BPM Mexico an more.
From the 2012 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. Leon in the latest year grown up and confirmed to be a “artist” respectable. As soon as the founder of his new label called Chelsea Hotel Records (only vinyl label).