Line-up /Leonard Pt.6 (Underdog)
Specter (Tetrode/Sound Signature)
Solson (A Love Supreme)
Tha Luv Supreme crew is honored & proud to have Leonard Part Sixx join us w/ our 8th edition of A.L.S...
Who is the man hiding behind the now world famous UNDERDOG EDITS?
So far with more than fourteen 12â€ releases and several remixing and engineering credits under his belt, Leonard Part Sixx is redefining the art of Dance Music, while breathing new life into Disco.
Born and raised in Chicago, Part Sixx has been a record collector since 12 years old, quoting: â€œI've always been fascinated with the power of music and its effect on the human spiritâ€. Part Sixx started Djing at age 15 and recalls he was fascinated by edits and mixes done by legendary Djs like Walter Gibbons, Tom Moulton, Jonathan Fearing, Francois K, Shep Pettibone, and others. Leonard agrees that he was amazed by the way each of them managed to give character, depth and tonal beauty to long forgotten sounds.
Being heavily influenced by Larry Levan, Ron Hardy, Tee Scott, Michael McNeal, Danny Krivit & countless others gave Part Sixx the understanding & the aural mechanics needed to start djing and doing his own re-edits. Leonard summarizes his philosophy this way: â€œA re-edit, when done correctly, can be a powerful way of reconnecting the listener to what they loved about the song, in the first place. My goal was to piece together the cosmic energies of these classic and rare rhythm and grooves and make them my own personal statements to the dancer and the dancefloor.â€
But Part Sixx's talents did not stop at re-editing or running one of the best underground Disco labels in the game. Leonard is also an established recording and mixing engineer. His sense for music and his engineering skills finally came together in 2005 when Leonard became Terry Hunterâ€™s personal engineer. Since then, Part Sixx has worked for Kenny Dope, Ron Trent, Ron Carroll, and various artists & labels worldwide.
His Underdog Edits has been on the playlists of dj's all over the world. His monthly residency with Ron Trent's City Beat parties has been introducing a new generation to his groove. And he was recently selected as Music Director of Chicago's new music mecca, The Shrine Nightclub, forging a new era in music and nightlife. So, though Part Sixx may be considered an Underdog, he is rising from the shadows of Disco and is becoming a up-and-coming player in the world of Dance Music.