Leon – Like This EP on Cecille Numbers Label Reviewed

Artist: Leon
Title: Like This EP
Label: Cécille Numbers
Format: 12“
Release: 15.12.2010
Reviewed by: Rachel Rixham

Since breaking onto the scene in 2009 with hot tracks like ‘Rain in Rio’ on Cecille Records, Rome based Leon has been steadily carving a reputation as one to watch as both a producer and dj!

Leon has been releasing with labels like Cecille Records, VIVa MUSiC, International Freakshow & Rebirth over the past 18 months. Tracks like ‘In Da Factory’ for VIVa, and Puetrorican Ento for Cecille have been massive. He has also remixed the likes of Audifly, Tim Green, Tom Flynn, Felipe Venegas, Pirupa, Sasse and many more.

His music is getting championed by the likes of Pete Tong, Ricardo Villalobos, Carl Cox, Luciano, Laurent Garnier, Loco Dice, Steve Lawler, Marco Carola, MANDY, Nick Curly, Tiefschwarz, Danny Howells, Matthias Tanzmann, and Nic Fanciulli.

Forthcoming Leon also has an EP with very hot Canadian label Monique Musique in March, and another EP with Steve Lawler’s VIVa MUSiC label in May. Remix wise he has forthcoming remixes with Defected, Circle Music & Audiofly’s Supernature Records, all due for release the first quarter of 2011.

Leon is an absolutely amazing dj. He is currently bi-monthy resident at Cocorico in Italy, one of the best clubs in Europe, and his schedule is really starting to take off in Europe and beyond, Space Ibiza, Space Miami, Zouk Singapore, Ceilo & Pacha New York, Monza Frankfurt, Fuse London, Raum Barcelona, Arma 17 Moscow, Sugar Factory Amsterdam, Sunwaves Festival Romania, Bedlam Kent, Spy Bar Chicago, Studio Martin Budapest, Street Parade Zurich, Extrema Festival Holland, Guvernment Toronto, Guendalina Lecce, Peter Pan Rimini.

Leon is signed to Steve Lawler’s VIVa MUSiC agency for the world excluding North & South America. Steve Lawler has really taken Leon under his wing takes him to some of his biggest gigs as warm up. Steve recently toured Leon on his ‘VIVa Bus Tour’ with 17 dates across the US in Oct/Nov 2010.


A: Like this like that
A bouncy track filled with crisp lines, reverberated vocal snippets and a winding hook that will grab you from the pit of your stomach and drive you deep down in to the track. This release incorporates an edgy old skool theme, mixed with an upbeat house and techno tempo that curvaceously manifests in to a dance-floor banger through quirky drops and crunching bass.

B: Black Down
Again Leon invites those fresh sounds, whilst warming swooshes stimulate, additional mind wondering elements and a soothing hook come in to play. As we enter the break, swirling memories glimmer, happiness fills the vocals and a chunky bassline takes control. Black Down delivers a celebration of sounds that will lift the heart and soul of any listener.

BB: Cause I Love U
A classy vocal sets the pace for this track, a vocal many of you will remember from back in the day! Leon has brought this tune back to life with an abundance of vibrant jazz influences, toppled with a Housey vibe, and sun-drenched smoothness that will keep you motivated till the end.

Early Support: Pete Tong, Steve Lawler & Tim Green

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