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On Saturday 23rd November Vita Luna brings a brand new series of house music events to Loughborough’s new venue, District, showcasing the scenes hottest talent.
Starting with as we mean to go on we present an artist currently at the cutting edge of house music and riding high after a number of successfully releases - CITIZEN.
'A New Jack Swing project that got progressively housier', Citizen is the alias of Midlands- born producer Laurence Baker. The name is simply inspired by a label seen on the bike driven by anime character, Akira, as inocuous as it may sound though, Citizen is anything but run-of-the-mill.
As one of the house scene's new prodigy's Citizen has made quite a name for himself in a short space of time, but far from succumbing to his own hype, he's maintaining a cool head and steely gaze on the future. The dreadlocked wonder exploded onto the music scene with a slew of releases via Kerri Chandler's Madtech label, Waze & Odyssey's Street Tracks and London-based party people Love Fever Records. Support for his music has come from far and wide, with Radio 1's Pete Tong throwing his weight behind him as well as many of his peers and, of course, the godfather Mr. Chandler.
Though he started out as a drummer, he quickly progressed into more computer-based composing as the self-confessed control freak shunned playing in bands to begin taking charge of his own musical endeavours. “I wanted to be in full control of the music I was making, rather than being the rhythm behind it,” he says. Working alone allowed him to fully unleash his creativity. “If I'm not being creative, I feel lost,” he admits. In fact, that innate urge has led to some impressive achievements with his side projects, as well as his musical endeavours.
Citizen will without be setting Disrtrict alight with his individual blend house and garage.
Joining him in support will be London’s Lee Brinx. Lee submerses himself so much in electronic music that it may run through his veins. His role as an east London based DJ, producer and label owner has put him at the centre of an underground scene that is starting to yield its influence the world over. Spreading his diverse musical manifesto far and wide, Lee has started to become an established name on the scene, garnering acclaim and respect throughout the industry.
It started for Lee at a young age; growing up to the classic Motown, soul and Rare Groove records that his parents would boom throughout the house. These early years instilled a love of music in Lee that has continued to grow ever since. An accomplished guitarist in his own right, it is with electronic production however that Lee has truly flourished, with his music now gathering support from the likes of Sasha, Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, Laurent Garnier, Troy Pierce, DJ T and many more.
Lee’s unfaltering love for underground electronic music has seen him explore many variations of the scene such is his lust for discovering new ideas, concepts and philosophies. His penchant for garage grooves is still a distinct feature of his music today, but is now combined with deep beats, melodic basslines and a warm and soulful exterior picked up elsewhere on the way.
Lee also co-runs underground UK based label Lower East. Established by Lee and Cozzy D in 2010 it is already now one of the most highly acclaimed imprints in London regularly receiving plaudits from the highest ranks for their regular releases. Lower East boasts much home grown talent in addition to emerging talent from around the world as part of their roster. London based acts such as Alexis Raphael, Wildkats, Michael Jansons and Max Chapman help to form much of their inner circle as well as international stars such as MK (Marc Kinchen), Timo Maas and Lee Foss, making Lower East a pivotal establishment within the scene.
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