“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
Being described by Fact! Magazine as “your favourite dj’s favourite dj” is quite an honor, voted “Best DJ” at the Red Bull Elektropedia Awards Top 100 Category is a real honor; 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. Take a peek at the playlists of his weekly two-hour morning show on Worldwide FM or his 700+ radio shows on Belgium’s foremost national fm radio station Studio Brussel, a show that won 3 x Best Radio Show at the Red Bull Elektropedia Awards and received critical acclaim from Rough Trade, Gilles Peterson, MTV and many others. Devoted to the future of music but keeping an ear in the past, Lefto’s background is ﬁrmly rooted in jazz and rap music and sharpened his sensibility working at the local record store in Brussels. That passion resulted in a release on Blue Note, a remix album with partner in crime at that time Krewcial.
Famed for taking his crowd around the world during his gloriously eclectic sets, expect the unexpected as he switches effortlessly between genres. Blessing sound systems around the globe with residencies in Belgium, Japan and South-Korea, he also curates his own nights in Belgium and the Netherlands and a stage at Dour Festival, the European Award winning festival.
His travels resulted in several compilations on notable labels including Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings, Universal Belgium & Universal France and BBE and a couple releases of own productions for Music Mania, New Los Angeles with Free The Robots and Santa Ana’s 101 Apparel with Kutmah and J.Rocc. Spring 2017 marked the airing of LEFTO IN TRANSIT, a 6 episode documentary series produced by Canvas TV for the local national tv station featuring Lefto as he visits the underground music scenes of Los Angeles, Chicago, Brussels, London, Seoul, and greater Belgium.
October 2017 saw Lefto’s face all over Brussels as the music ambassador for Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo and November brought us a new release with local rapper Nag from Antwerp. Early 2018 will see the release of a Serato record containing exclusive tracks from Alloy (members of Badbadnotgood), Henry Wu, Mono/Poly, Cid Rim and many more.