It's hard to believe that the same producer who brought us the tech house classics like ‘Body Monster’ and ‘Like This, Like That’ is responsible for the dreamy, groovy, kaleidoscope of sound that is “In My Factory.”
The debut album by Italian DJ and producer Leon is the recent house star’s first full-length body of work, just released on Steve Lawler’s VIVa Music.
1. NICOLAS JAAR
Nicolas Jaar made his debut on NY label Wolf + Lamb when he was only 17 years old. Now 21, he's released countless remixes, eight EPs, and one magnificent LP (Space Is Only Noise). Oh, he's also studying comparative literature at Brown and started his own record label and art house, Clown and Sunset. A couple months back he performed in a geodesic dome at MoMA PS1. Jaar describes his strain of minimalist house as "blue-wave." Though often too spacious for dancing, his beats are infectious and his hooks are mesmerizing. Jaar's jazz-flecked creations are emotional but not sappy, wry but not ironic, charming but not precious. Arguably, he's producing the most sophisticated works in his genre. Stream Space Is Only Noise now and get ready for his next release!