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Influential Italian DJ and producer, LEON, launches his new label FUTURA, with his single Get Back Up, featuring vocalist Jones 2.0. Fellow Italian Koko and London duo Frankel & Harper are also onboard to deliver the remixes.
Well respected by his peers, LEON has played around the globe in renowned clubs from Amnesia and DC10 in Ibiza to Rex Club Paris, Fabric London, and beyond. On top of this has been a resident for Marco Carola’s Music On since its inception in 2012. Moving into a new phase of his career, he has selected some of the finest artists to create a highly identifiable and intelligent audio brand, expertly combining the forward-thinking sounds of rominimal, minimal-tech and deep tech-house with artists like Janeret, Harry Wills, Sakro, Sublee, Youandewan, Lucio, Koko, Priku, Mike D, Liou, Alessio Viggiano and many more, all involved in creating the labels sound concept.
For the first release, ‘Get Back Up’, LEON teams up with Jones 2.0 to create an infectious track with an urban-style vocal. Old-school house beats and an acid-infused bassline are combined with Jones’s vocals to deliver an inspiring house cut that is perfect to launch FUTURA, his brand new label. The release comes with two remixes, the first of which is from Koko. For the second remix, The Council Work label bosses Frankel & Harper step up the tempo with some UK flavor, adding garage-style beats and heavy bassline.
Today LEON shares 10 tracks that have influenced him through his musical career.
1 Christian AB – Nevereverends [Timeless – TL 06]
“This is a perfect combination of something deeper with house roots”.
2. Little Nobody – Sense and Senility – MOJ 01
“I like it because it is totally out of the ordinary, and this is the example that music must give, you can do what you want”.
3. Paul Hester – Millennium
“This is exactly that stuff that makes me dream and I’d play for hours”.
4. Coloray – Stand Up Straight
“Strong and retro innovative music”.
5. K Hand – Everybody (Tommy Largo Remix)
“Killer dancefloor, 3am packed club!”.
6. Leon – Rip City (Fabe Remix)
“One of my favorite productions of this year, a perfect combination of modern house music. Fabe is very talented”.
7. D’Julz – Weekend Warrior – JV03
“This is one of my fav producers ever, this track is simple but very powerful”.
8. Walking In The Rain – StreetSide
“One of my favs records ever, Italian productions from 1998, a very special year for house music”.
9. Pîrvu – Vulpix.ro – gehas001
“A typical example of the perfection of minimal Romanian sound, I love this tune”.
10. Bushwacka! – Whiplash – B2
“Another perfect example of something different, more breakbeat and dark side, my dark side!”.
Leon’s ‘Get Back Up’ is out now via FUTURA. Grab your copy here.