Lefto, Callis in Wonderland
"Your favourite DJ’s favourite DJ" – Fact
The Belgian-Bearded Hip Hop stalwart, Lefto, takes over Shapes. For 3 hours Hackney Wick will be shaking with the heavy beats with a psychedelic tinge flowing from the decks of one of the finest DJs around.
One the most important tastemakers Europe has to offer, and affiliated with labels Brownswood, Blue Note, !K7 Records, Stones Throw, and Jazzy Sport. Lefto doesn't wait for the next thing to land on his lap, actively seeking it out - just take a peek at his playlists on Belgium's foremost national radio station Studio Brussel revered by Rough Trade Shops and Gilles Peterson.
However, don't assume that he's only working futuristic angles. Firmly rooted in jazz and hip hop, he sharpened his digging sensibility working at the now legendary Music Mania record store in hometown Brussels. His passion for jazz resulted in a remix album for Blue Note which was well received by the community. Lefto is forever moving forward 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 deejay and producer but also curates his own stage at the Dour Festival and his own nights in Gent in collaboration with Democrazy.
Support comes from London based DJ and Worldwide Festival regular Sophie Callis AKA Callis In Wonderland.