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Leko (DJ)

Leko, (born February 23, 1974), is an American DJ, remixer, and record producer releasing music and performing internationally.

Over 14 years of travel and residency, Leko has performed live for over 1 million people. 2005 was highlighted by 2 tours spinning progressive house & trance for European crowds throughout the French and Dutch Caribbean territories of the West Indies (first tour 5 months, second tour 2 months).

2006 and 2007 saw significant success and achievement for Leko, as he switched his focus to producing, releasing, and spinning electro house, breaks, and progressive music. His original track "Survive" garnered significant attention from the leaders of the breakbeat community, including Uberzone, Hybrid, Drumattic Twins, and Dopamine. "Survive" went almost immediately into rotation internationally on "The System" (WorldSpace Satellite Radio, XM Satellite Radio channel 82, DirecTV channel 860, and AOL Music). Leko also began recording with Nashville's Hilary Williams, pop singer and daughter of country music legend Hank Williams, Jr. Their debut collaboration, "Sign of Life", written about Hilary's near-death auto accident with sister Holly, has received considerable national media attention and was coveted for airplay on Alan Freed's "BPM Project" show on XM-81 BPM.

Leko's debut show in San Antonio, Texas at Club NV was scheduled only two weeks in advance, and was sold out to its 400 person capacity, with Leko performing a three-hour set. His performance for the Culture Thursdays party at Soho Lounge in Miami, Florida garnered the attention of executives at 107.1FM VybeRadio Miami, who invited Leko to become a resident DJ with a weekly mix show on the air.

Leko's 'Orion Spur Dance Party' immediately became Miami's most popular mix show, gaining the attention of world-famous DJ's including Christopher Lawrence, Judge Jules, Robbie Rivera, James Zabiela, Starkillers (Nick Terranova), Austin Leeds, Chris Lake, Tom Stephan (Superchumbo), DJ Chus (of Chus & Ceballos), Chris Fortier, Uberzone, Elite Force, Aquasky, General Midi, Deepsky, Charles Feelgood, and Miles Dyson, all of whom have appeared as guests on Leko's show or were scheduled to appear. Leko's Miami influence led to his scheduled appearance at the Official Winter Music Conference Closing Party at the world-famous Pawn Shop with DJ Keoki, Donald Glaude, Miss Lisa, DJ Diamond, and others. The show was a great success, nearly selling out to its 1,200 person capacity.

Leko's upcoming and recent projects include guest appearances on XM-80 The Move "Hardwired" (February 9 & 13, 2008), 90.3FM New York City (March 1, 2007 - 2am eastern to 3am eastern) and Sirius Satellite Radio (109 - OutQ) "Saturday Night Out" overnight mix session (March 17th, 2007 and November 17th, 2007 - 9pm eastern to 7am eastern). Additionally, Leko's remixes of New York's Nikos Toscani - Move Your Body (Kult Records), and UK's Lee Pennington - Dig It (Digiprana Records), released on BeatPort.com May 22, 2008 and July 17, 2008, respectively.

Representation

Leko is represented by Ronnie Spece of Vinylize Management.

Musical Styles

Leko has produced tracks in several genres, spanning a mix of fidget, electro, progressive, house, techno, and breaks. Among his influences are Deadmau5, Richard Dinsdale, Jan Driver, Sandra Collins, Chris Cox, Deepsky, Hybrid, Sasha, Satoshi Tomiie and Uberzone.

Releases

  • "Survive" EP, original mix now in rotation on XM Satellite Radio Channel 82 - The System and receiving support by breaks artists Uberzone, Hybrid, Drum Attic Twins, and Dopamine.
  • Human Resource - "Dominator" (Leko Remix) out now on Crux Records.
  • "Conscious Mind" receiving airplay on 91.1FM Nashville.
  • Leko's debut single, "Stasis" released internationally in 2006.

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