Author Archives: LEYO

The New Rotary Connection

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Darth Fader ain’t got shit on The New Rotary Connection.

HOUSE. ROTARY MIXER. EVERY WEDNESDAY AT CHICAGO SOCIAL CLUB. ‘NUFF SAID.

Boogieman & Backstage

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Backstage invited Boogieman to be 1 of the recurring crews to host the second room in Chicago Social Club on saturdaynights; The first time around was straight HEAT! January 7th we’ll be back for more, join us in kicking of the new year Boogieman style.

Body Music X-Mas Edition

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The homies of RiskSoundSystem¬†invited me to kick off their x-mas celebration in the Sugar Factory. This isn’t me first appearance at Body Music & I enjoy myself every time!

Don’t B Afraid of Da Video

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Homie Kay came through with a video for my remix, inspired by his Ayahuasca trip!

If Hal 9000 isn’t afraid of the future, neither should you.

 

OUT NOW: Leyo’s Consciousness

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Osunlade (Yoruba Soul) “I really love Step Into My Life! great job”
Laurent Garnier (F Communications) “Yes Yes Yes! love this. Full support from me”

Kay Suzuki’s Consciousness is again altered and twisted on round in motion.

I remixed two songs from Kay Suzuki’s album Consciousness. Don’t B Afraid Of Da Future was originally named by IG Culture without his knowledge. The true story goes like this – At the legendary party CO-OP in PLASTIC PEOPLE back in the day, IG Culture’s laptop DJ system had crushed during his set and music stopped completely. Fair enough, a gentleman from the dark corner of the dance floor shouted “Stick to vinyl DJ! forget the computer!” then IG quickly recovered the system and responded, “Yo! Don’t b afraid of da future!” and played the draft version of this original track – Thus it was named after the incident by Kay Suzuki.
‘Leyo’s Remix kept the futuristic warm pad sound and its uplifting chords structure, and laid down on much more shuffled Afro house beats while emphasising the hypnotic synth riff with sneaky bleeps. Recommended on early morning set!
Step Into My Life feat. Duchy (Leyo’s Dub End Mix) has gone even deeper twist on the original. Again, emphasised the hypnotic synth riff and slightly dubbed down Duchy’s vocals are floating on top of the settled groove afro house beats with deep wobbling baselines.’

Credit :
1. Don’t B Afraid Of Da Future (Leyo Remix)
Written by Kay Suzuki
Remixed by Leyo

2. Step Into My Life feat. Duchy(Leyo’s Dub End Mix)
Written by Kay Suzuki, Paula Crawford, Ben Hadwen and P.L. Stanislas Renouf
Remixed by Leyo

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 21ST via all major digital channels.
round in motion
2011

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

Osunlade (Yoruba Soul)
“I really love Step Into My Life! great job”

Laurent Garnier (F Communications)
“Yes Yes Yes! love this. Thanks for the link. Full support from me”

C3i (Lazer Kru)
“LEYO reminding that fear really has no room, no matter how you view time in reference to space. Leyo ensuring the groove is ample yet subtly in its affects upon you. Step Into My Life with Duchy on the complimentary vocal tones! This is Round, it’s cycle circular, sound vortices in Motion. Kay Suzuki – Big up your Solar Plexus!”

Marcia Carr (Lady Bugz)
“Both the mixes are tremendously good, just right for my bag of goodies – deeply soulful to make all sorts of pretty shapes on the floor. Nice one Leyo 9/10”

Kristi Lomax (KPFK, L.A)
“Thanks for the latest tune. I’m def diggin’ “don’t b afraid of the da future” and will support on my L.A. radio show”

Collaboration with Diephuis

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This track is the result of a collaboration I did with Diephuis. Unsigned & up for grabs for all you scouting labels out there.

Robin Hannibal // Realer than real-deal Holyfield.

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Songwriter, producer, vocalist, multi instrumentalist and all around nice guy. Born & raised in Copenhagen, Denmark, he is now residing in Los Angeles. Read More »

Guest mix for Deeprhythms

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Chicago’s Thelonious Funk hosts a monthly show over at¬†DeepRhythms and he invited me to do a guest mix.
Jazzanova, Aroop Roy, , FCL, Markus Enochson & Osunlade are just some of names featured in this mix. Check it out!

Boogieman & Ludwig II

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As of the 24th of november Leyo and the Boogieman crew will be playing every fourth thursday of the month at Ludwig II. Come on down & let’s get busy!