SHARE TO VOTE FOR: Leon La Rosa
Tell us a bit about yourself:
I’m Leon La Rosa and I first learned to play with records when I was 15 years old. A love of the early 90s UK rave scene led me to a slightly slower tempo and to the house music being imported from America at the time. The first time I saw a set of 1210’s I thought they were amazing. I couldn’t believe that the tiny needle in the grove could produce this big, rich sound. I still can’t sometimes!
What DJs have had the most influence on you?
My influences are the legends of the scene and include Masters at Work, Roger Sanchez, Tony Humphries, Kevin Yost, Francis Grasso, Derrick Carter, DJ Sneak, Mark Farina, Phil Weeks, Junior Sanchez, Demuir and many more.
You’re being put to death, but can listen to 1 last track before you die. What track do you choose?
Hardrive – Never Forget. This has a very special place in my heart.
What’s your favourite thing about Ibiza?
The freedom I felt the first time landed on the island, way back in 1999, will always stay with me. Times change obviously, but that sense of freedom is there if you know where to look!
What’s the easiest thing about being a DJ?
Being behind the decks at a great party!
And whats the hardest thing about being a DJ?
The hours of prep that go into each minute of a set. I don think people realise how much time goes into it!
Best thing about Dance Music culture right now?
It’s never been so accessible to so many people. The opportunities to discover new sounds and artists are everywhere!
Worst thing about Dance Music culture right now?
Over reliance on social media!
Why should listeners vote for you?
If you like to listen to DJs that can move you from one place to another, vote for me! I love to build drama in my DJ sets, starting off deeper, then moving to funkier and heavier sounds as the night goes on.