Leghet is the next in line for our series of interviews. The reason we spoke with this up and coming producer is his brand new release. You can grab the release HERE, and don’t forget to keep an eye on this up and coming name HERE.
Hello! Thanks for your time! How would you introduce yourself to our audience?
Hi guys, first of all, thank you for having me. I’m Juan AKA Leghet from Colombia, I am a sound engineer and producer. I have been working in the industry for around 5 years, before that, I was on the mainstream side, but with time I found the style that makes me feel comfortable and I started this new project with my new aka as a Leghet on the melodic techno and progressive side.
How does your creative process start?
For this project, I mix some digital and hardware tools, starting with the bassline and drums, I think the groove on my tracks is very important, Latin influences allowing me to create interesting patterns but I think the main element on my tracks must be the melodies and arpeggios, I really like to create like a mysterious and dark mood so minor scales are my favorites.
The reason for this interview is your Red Clouds EP. What can you tell us about the idea behind it?
Red clouds EP has some tracks that I created when covid-19 affected all our lives, I had to go back to my hometown in Colombia, a little city in the south of the country with a beautiful volcano next to us and beautiful sunsets, so those red clouds were my main inspiration to make music.
Tell us something more about your cooperation with Click Records.
A good friend and producer called fresen introduced me click records, an important record label in the melodic techno and progressive scene where names like Innellea, Giorgia Angiuli and agents of time are part of this family, so fresen contacted me with the owner of the label, Steafano Richetta, he liked my tracks and decided to sign my first EP.
this is a big opportunity for my new project and I’m really happy with this release, already have big support from big names like Matan Caspi, Wurtz and Paul Thomas just to name some of them.
How would you describe the current situation on the global electronic scene?
It’s really sad to see how the electronic music industry, in general, is affected for this situation because the live side generates the main incomes for artists, promoters, clubs and events in general, in the other hand all this situation allowed us to make new music that generates new opportunities to grow as a producer. I really hope this whole situation improves and everything returns to normal.
What is most appealing about the scene in Colombia?
I think Colombia has a very new electronic music scene but is growing fast, so we have a lot of opportunities to build a solid industry here, too much work to do. We have already some important venues to play and although not too many producers, the ones that are making music are very good and I think is in the eye of the world right now. some big names have come and they fell in love with our country, for the kind people and amazing landscapes.
How would you describe your sound?
I describe my sound as a blend of groovy rhythms and dark melodies, always thinking to keep the mysterious mood but making people dance with some interesting story and concept behind all my music.
What’s your opinion on the current livestreaming trend among DJs?
I think during the lockdown, the only way to keep our work in the eyes of the world have been making livestream sessions, But nowadays there is an over-transmission that I think saturates the audience, it is necessary to innovate so as not to do what most artists are doing and to keep our followers.
Live Streams never will replace the live gigs experience, play in front of people, and feeling all those vibes is a unique experience.
What is underground for you?
For me, underground is to go beyond what can be found in the common of daily life, is to find deep meaning to a movement, in our case is music, so we have an audience faithful to what we do, we are a culture and a family.
Do you believe that an artist has to be both producer and a DJ?
Nowadays is necessary to be both to get the next level because technology allows people to be a Dj easily but make music is definitely something more sophisticated, to get an audience is necessary to create our own style and brand.
What are your top 5 techno tracks at the moment?
1. Binary – Capella
2. Paul Anthonee, Modeplex – Metanoia
3. Drumstone – Wanderlust
4. Moby, Tale of us – Moby
5. Kevin de vries – Mondfinsternis
Are there any new projects you are working on in near future?
Yes, I am working on my new project, my new electronic music-focused mastering services company called F&L Mastering, and making new music. I have some future releases on major record labels like Manual Music and Ear Porn Music, waiting for the pandemic to end and start my tour in some countries.