|Sebastien Leger - Back On Track/Scarabee [Mistakes Music]|
|02 August 2012|
Sébastien Léger is one of the most outstanding artists in the recent electronic music business, an exceptionally gifted producer who is operating far beyond all the French filter house clichés.
Being born as the son of two professional musicians Sébastien attended the academy of music from the age of five to 15, integrating technique and musical theory on piano and drums. But soon Sébastien Léger began visiting record stores, being impressed by the likes of Ian Pooley, Daft Punk and DJ Sneak, diving into a complete new world. Consequently Sébastien stepped behind the turntables. Training his DJ-skills was not that difficult for the talented percussionist he was. In 1998 he started creating his own house productions, or even techno, still completed with syncopations and funk sounds. In 1998 Sébastien published his first EPs under the alias Deaf'n'Dumb Crew.
Over the following years Sébastien was releasing more than 30 records on many international labels, building his worldwide reputation and contributing an essential element to its musical evolution. Working for Black Jack gave Sébastien the chance to meet many prestigious artists of Chicago House. He learned a lot from them but his aim was to innovate and not imitate. As always in his long musical career he kept the faith to pushing the boundaries ahead.
In 1999 Sébastien and his partner Jimmy van de Velde established the house and tech-house labels Cyclik, Subkroniq and recently BITS music for more Electro/Floating House. That year saw Sébastien Léger´s first album "Atomic Pop" coming out including a great appearance of Junior Sanchez. Parallel to building his international DJ career Sébastien Léger is becoming of the world´s most demanded remixers, working for artists like Armand Van Helden, Kevin Saunderson, Ron Carroll, Jakatta feat Seal or Paul Johnson, or labels like Defected or Intec just to name a few!
Consequent progression in his production work, the great variety of house music colours in his tracks, the construction and arrangement of its electro and funky rhythms, all these ingredients helped to establish his position at the forefront of reconstructing contemporary electronic music. As a result of this you can find Sébastien Léger´s releases on world famous imprints such as Carl Cox's Intec, Defected or Josh Wink's Ovum just to give a brief summary. After gaining a lot of success and appreciation in Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, the US and the Netherlands.
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