www.djleko.com | Baltimore, MD | Steez Promo / Dub Nation / Tharsis Records
You find it difficult to make out the shadowy figures springing upon you at arms length as you navigate blindly through the dense fog which flashes in colors synchronized to the vibrations crushing through your feet and up your legs. The setting is 1992, at Club Orpheus in Baltimore’s Little Italy district. Genderless silhouettes take the form of the underworld’s most Gothic creatures of the night, in pale white skin with streams of black dripping down their faces. Screaming into your ears are industrial techno mavericks Front 242, Nitzer Ebb, and KMFDM.
Casting his wizardry with two Technics 1200 turntables suspended in the air by a system of chains and bungee cords, Leko demonstrated mastery of the night through his weapon of choice — the legendary Urei rotary mixer.
The power of electronic music, the freedom to explore, create, combine, and influence… is limitless. Fanatical ravers materialize at night to seek out transcendence and scoff at society through the voice of Leko. This is the underground. And the underground is a deep experience, of which the music is just a part.
Having since emerged from the underground scene to crush party crowds under heavy multi-genre fists on dancefloors across the USA and around the world, Leko continues to cement his legacy. While not melting faces and inciting riots, he conspires to subjugate humankind through song. Under the guise of his own label, Tharsis Records, Leko has enlisted a global army of the world’s premier producers across all electronic genres from electro, fidget, and drum & bass to dubstep, breaks, and techno. Together, they are taking over the world, one city at a time. Should you encounter Leko in person, do not show fear. Relax. Loosen your mind. Let the music move you, and you will achieve Enlightenment.