Described by Fact! Magazine as “your favourite DJ’s favourite DJ” and voted best DJ in the Red Bull Belgium DJ Top 100 Category multiple times, Lefto has proven to be one of the most important tastemakers Europe has to offer. This bearded early riser is consistently a couple steps ahead of your average early adopter with affiliations to labels such as Brownswood Recordings, Blue Note, and !K7 Records.
Famed for his gloriously eclectic DJ sets, he switches effortlessly between genres. He’s not only a DJ and producer, but also curates his own stage at the Dour Festival and his own nights in the Belgian city of Gent. He doesn’t wait for the next thing to land on his lap, actively seeking it out — just take a peek at one of his almost 700 shows on Belgium’s foremost national radio station, Studio Brussel, which has received critical acclaim from Rough Trade Shops and Gilles Peterson, and was also featured on MTV Hive. Don’t assume that he’s only working futuristic angles, no sir.
Firmly rooted in jazz and hip hop, he sharpened his digging sensibility working at the now legendary Music Mania record store in his hometown of Brussels. His passion for jazz resulted in a remix album for Blue Note which was well received by the music community and a mix for the famous Ninja Tune Solid Steel series.
World renowned, Lefto regularly blesses sound systems around the globe. His travels have resulted in several compilations on notable labels including a collaboration with DJ Simbad on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings, a compilation for Universal Music, a couple of releases in collaboration with Los Angeles based label 101 Apparel, and his latest compilation for BBE/Southport Weekender.
He released his beat LP on Record Store Day and has 3 compilations coming for Universal Music along with his 101 Apparel follow up with LA DJ/Producer J.Rocc. In 2017 he’s finishing an EP with LA producer Free The Robots for LA based label New Los Angeles, and is working on a record for DJ software company Serato.
Spring 2017 marks the airing of LEFTO IN TRANSIT, a 6 episode documentary series produced by Canvas TV featuring Lefto as he visits the underground music scenes of Los Angeles, Chicago, Brussels, London, Seoul, and greater Belgium. You can’t sleep on Lefto!