Influential electronic DJ LEON launches FUTURA record label
Influential Italian DJ and producer, LEON, launches his new label FUTURA, with his single Get Back Up, featuring vocalist Jones 2.0. Fellow Italian Koko and London duo Frankel & Harper are also onboard to deliver the remixes. Well respected by his peers, LEON has played around the globe in renowned clubs from Amnesia and DC10 in Ibiza to Rex Club Paris, Fabric London and beyond. On top of this has been a resident for Marco Carola’s Music On since its inception in 2012. Moving into a new phase of his career, he has selected some of the finest artists to create a highly identifiable and intelligent audio brand, expertly combining the forward thinking sounds of rominimal, minimal-tech and deep tech-house with artists like Janeret, Harry Wills, Sakro, Sublee, Youandewan, Lucio, Koko, Priku, Mike D, Liou, Alessio Viggiano and many more, all involved in creating the labels sound concept.
For the first release LEON teams up with Jones 2.0 to create an infectious track with an urban style vocal. Old-school house beats and an acid infused bassline are combined with Jones’s vocal to deliver an inspiring house cut that is perfect to launch the label. LEON explains, “this track was made in a difficult moment of my life linked to the pandemic and the lockdown, I imagined that people needed motivation, not to fall into depression and together we looked for a text to give hope and energy. I wanted to create a more electro house sound with some Detroit references.”
The release comes with two remixes, the first of which is from Koko. The Italian has been on form in the last twelve months with releases on Fuse sister label Locus, and ANOTR’s No Art label. His remix is a delicate take on the original, making this an addictive,summertime track. For the second remix, The Council Work label bosses Frankel & Harper step up the tempo with some UK flavour, adding garage style beats and heavy bassline.