Bogotá's Video Club has without a doubt become the go-to spot in the Colombian capital for night time activities. One of the main players behind the night club, and the city's music scene in general, is Leeon, the club's co-founder, resident DJ and booker.
The Venezuelan-born DJ and producer relocated to the capital six years ago and has played a key role in the venue’s success through his forward thinking bookings, which has seen him bring over many artists who hadn’t previously played in the country before. His tastes, both as a DJ and producer, favour dark bass-heavy electronics and psychedelic techno, sounds that he also pushes via his new label Ediciones Danza Negra.
We’re excited to bring those tastes direct to your ears in today’s mix - a trippy journey through the influences he's become known for.
Please introduce yourself… Who are you, where are you and what are you?
Hey, I'm Enrique. I'm a Colombian/Venezuelan DJ based in Bogotá.
What does your music sound like? Can you draw what you think it sounds like for us (an image from the old internet is acceptable)?
Where was the mix recorded?
Video Club booth.
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
Anywhere, it mostly depends on your mood.
What should we be wearing?
Rave boots maybe?
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?
Just did it. Couldn't ask for a better situation.
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
Hmm, good question. I don't think I have a number one favourite track in the mix, but I will point out "The Jupiter Menace" by LPZ. Super talented guys in Asunción, Paraguay.
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
Hard question. I have a hard time having a favourite anything. I think there are a lot of amazing mixes out there, for sure.
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
Two Technics SL-1200 MKII and a borrowed Pioneer DJM-3000 19 inch. I don't have much of a DJ setup at home anymore, I do still have one Technics SL-1200 MKII and a Xone 62 mixer.
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
I think each and every part of the mix has its own importance, even the transitioning ones. They are meant to have to very different effects.
What were the first and last records you bought?
I think the first record I asked my mom to buy me was "Dreamland" by Black Box. I mean, I didn't buy it but I picked it. And then the last record I bought is "Transitions" from Microthol.
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
If it was an animal what would it be?
Hard to say...
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
There are a few I think. "Dead Saints Chronicles" by Burnt Friedman sticks out at the moment hehe.
Upcoming in the world of Leeon?
There are some exciting gigs coming up in South America, Europe and the US in the near future.
Anything else we need to discuss?
Yes! A 12 inch called "Mucha Pimienta" from Gladkazuka on our label Ediciones Danza Negra just came out. Go buy it :)
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