In 2011 Italian DJ and producer Leon emerged as something of a new school tech house star. His productions ranged from big, floor filling and anthemic like ‘Like This, Like That’ or ‘Body Monster’ on Saved, to deeper and more stripped back for labels like Cécile. Now in 2012 he’s set to blow up, with his full-length album on Steve Lawler’s VIVa exploring plenty of different vibes from start to finish, often with the help of a guest along the way.
From the dreamy opening track complete with spoken word vocal, it’s clear this album is not just all about the dancefloor. Tracks are loaded with found sounds and samples, bringing them to life in a very real way. Voices, cowbells, claps, haunting chants, it’s all there. When the grooves do come, they are dark and well produced, non-standard offerings that call on everything from minimal to techno to deep house and even broken beat.
‘Supersonic’ is the punchy, raw tech house roller to be released as the first single with efforts like the title track equally impressive and cultured dancefloor bombs. A real journey of an album that takes you up, down and round around, In My Factory properly announces the arrival of a real modern day talent.
1 LEON feat. Andre Butano – My Dreams
2 LEON – Inside Me
3 LEON feat. Coni – Prophet Style
4 LEON feat. Lara Martelli – My Breathe
5 LEON feat. Stefano Testa – Cause I’m Lost
6 LEON feat. Toky – Follow Me
7 LEON – In My Factory
8 LEON – I’m So Guilty
9 LEON – Supersonic
10 LEON feat. Mazu – Seventies In My Memories
11 LEON – It’s Time To Load
12 LEON – Supersonic (Franco Cinelli Remix)
13 LEON – Rain In My Soul
Leon – In My Factory will be released 28th May through VIVa MUSiC.