20 / 07 / 2012 22:00 diverse presents
Cafe Leopold
BEAT SCIENCE SUMMER SPECIAL - LeFtO (brownswood, blue note, brüssel/BE)

"DJ of the year 2011 - LeFtO" - Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio1/Worldwide)
"Best radio show in 2009, LeFtO show on Studio Brussel, Belgium"
Top 20 - Best Cloudcasters of 2011 on Mixcloud

"Lefto" is a nickname from his tagging days - "lève tôt" - which refers to his rep as an early riser. And boy does it ring true! Lefto is consistently a couple of steps ahead of your average early adopter. He doesn`t wait for "the next shit" to land in his lap - he actively seeks it out. Just take a peek at his playlists for Belgium`s foremost national radio station Studio Brussels. However, don`t assume that he`s only working futuristic angles - no sir. With a remix album for Blue Note Records in hand, firmly rooted in jazz and hip-hop, he sharpened his diggin` sensibility working at the now legendary Music Mania record store in his hometown Brussels. Lefto is forever moving forwards, but he`s always got one ear in the past. Famed for his gloriously eclectic DJ sets, he skips effortlessly between dope hip hop, funk breaks, neck-snapping beats, future bass, classic reggae, bruk riddims and some of that wild bossa fire - all with an easy flick of the crossfader and a flurry of cuts. World renowned, Lefto regularly blesses sound systems from Tokyo, Seoul and Singapore to New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The fact that he can be equally at ease rockin` funk 45s at the Do-Over, flipping next level bass music at Low End Theory and deejay for the likes of Theophilus London and others kinda says it all.

Lefto on Mixcloud