Lefto Early Bird
Being described by Fact! Magazine as “your favourite dj’s favourite dj” , Lefto has proven to be one of the most important tastemakers the old continent has to offer. Consistently ahead of your average early adopters, he doesn’t wait for the next thing, he seeks it out. No wonder he is affiliated to international labels such as Brownswood Recordings, Serato,101 Apparel, Boiler Room, BBE, Ninja Tune, R&S, Blue Note, Tru Thoughts, New Los Angeles and ! K7 Records.
After 20 years on Belgium’s foremost national FM radio station Studio Brussel – a show that won 4 x Best Radio Show at the Red Bull Elektropedia Awards and received critical acclaim from Rough Trade, Gilles Peterson, MTV and many others – Lefto decided to leave the station to join underground radio station Kiosk Radio in the heart of Brussels, a station that broadcasts from a wooden shack in the park. “Think outside the Kiosk” is the name of the new show and broadcasts on The Lot Radio in NYC. And a new saturday night weekly on WorldwideFM.
Devoted to the future of music but keeping an ear in the past, Lefto’s background is firmly rooted in jazz, new beat, acid, house and rap music and he sharpened his sensibility working at the local record store in Brussels. Famed for taking his crowd on a journey from Jazz to Ghetto Tech and blessing sound systems around the globe with regular nights in Japan, South-Korea, USA and Europe, he also curates his own nights in Belgium and hosts a stage at Dour Festival, the European Award winning festival.
“You can’t sleep on Lefto! He’s always on it…” – Gilles Peterson (BBC 6 Music, Brownswood)
“There are few moments as fun as Lefto firing off all cylinders…” – Boiler Room
“Your favourite dj’s favourite dj” – Fact! Mag