"Best DJ 2011 and Best Radio Show 2009 honors at Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards."
Lefto (Brownswood | Universal, Belgium)
As one the most important tastemakers Europe has to offer, and affiliated with Brownswood Recordings, Blue Note, !K7 Records, Jazzy Sport in Japan and Do- Over parties, this bearded early riser is consistently a couple steps ahead of your average early adopter. He doesn't wait for the next thing to land on his lap, he actively seeks it out - just take a peek at his playlists on Belgium's foremost national radio station, Studio Brussel, which received compliments from Rough Trade Shops, Gilles Peterson and was featured on MTV Hive.
However, don't assume that he's only working futuristic angles - no sir. Firmly rooted in jazz and hip hop, he sharpened his digging sensibility working at the now legendary Music Mania record store in his hometown of Brussels. His passion for jazz resulted in a remix album for Blue Note which was well received by the community. LeFtO is forever moving forwards but always has an ear in the past. Famed for his gloriously eclectic DJ sets, he switches effortlessly between hip hop, funk, breaks, neck-snapping beats, future bass, South- American influences, bruk riddims and some wild African rhythms. He's not only a DJ and producer but also curates his own stage at the Dour Festival and his own nights in the Belgian city of Gent in collaboration with local event organization Democrazy.
World renowned, LeFtO regularly blesses sound systems from Tokyo to Seoul, Singapore to New York, Kazakhstan to Germany, and San Francisco and Los Angeles. He has been a resident DJ for Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Festivals since 2008 around the world. Camera under the arm, he is also one of the few DJs on this planet who can DJ somewhere and have a nice movie on the internet a couple hours later. With over 250 videos on Youtube and Vimeo, his creativity is prolific. His travels resulted in a compilation on Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Recordings with partner in crime, DJ Simbad. In 2012, he has put out two compilations on American brand 101 Apparel and Universal Music.
Free admission and complimentary vodka cocktails before 11pm with eflyer
$12 (with eflyer); $15 without
GOTH TRAD (advance tix on sale here on Resident Advisor)
Deep Space is an adventure into future dub, spacey vibes, and abstract grooves featuring resident dj François K. live on the mixingboard. Every Monday!
no dress code - just an open mind
Cielo, 18 Little W. 12th Street, NYC
between Washington St. and 9th Ave
A C E 1 9 2 or 3 at 14th St; L at 8th Ave
21+ with photo ID
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