Before the much anticipated Digital Society Summer Event Live in Leeds, DS caught up with one of the headline acts, Leon Bolier [NL]Hey Leon, Hope your well – How has 2010 been for you so far? Its been a busy 12 months on the DJ Front from what we hear – Any standout performances?
Hey there! 2010 has been all about gigs and working on my new artist album. One of the standout performances was the first time we exported our Streamlined party-concept abroad – to Hungary in fact. We will look into doing so more often, and to other countries as well, so let’s see what the future brings! Alongside the DJ’ing, the production has really gone from strength to strength recently, and you have had some great releases to date. Have you any new material in the pipeline?
Definitely have! As said, I’m working on a new artist album, which is going to be a double CD once again, in the end 24 or 25 new tracks will end up there. Some of ‘em already have been released, since my track Shimamoto was the first track that has been taken from the album and has been released as a single, afterwards it was 2099 with Marcus Schössow and Dark Star with Sied van Riel – and my new solo single ‘That Morning’ is being promoted as we speak, release date for the single is June 22nd, the whole album will be out on August 31st.You have recently started your own label ‘Streamlined’ in May 2010, and the first release was 'Bolier vs Van Riel -Dark Star', how is that all going for you? And can we look forward to any more upcoming material on the label in the near future?
The ‘That Morning’ release and the album release will be out on the label, and I signed a new track by Daniel Kandi as well. Apart from that I’m planning to sign more material by other artists as well. Sounds like a busy year ahead! This June you are making your 3rd appearance at Digital Society Leeds, at the O2 Academy - What your thoughts on the brands impact within the UK scene?
It is nice to see that the DS nights have been growing over the time, I think I even played at the first DS event, and ever since it has been fun to come back to Leeds anyway. I think DS is a new strong player in the UK clubbing scene, given the fact that you as an organization grew, and now actually are able to expand your nights to the O2 Academy etcetera. You know I always have warm feelings for the DS crew so apart from observing the facts, I’m really happy for you guys that everything goes so well.What can the DS faithful expect from you musically at the Summer Event Live? Any message for the people of Leeds?
As it’s a one hour set, I won’t build up too much but will bang it out from the beginning. Of course I will test some new album material as well, so if you’re up for some new exclusives, come check it out!Thanks for your time Leon, Looking forward to your DS return!Digital Society Summer Event Live @ O2 Academy Leeds
Friday June 11th 2010
LANGE | SIMON PATTERSON | SEAN TYAS | LEON BOLIER |
BRYAN KEARNEY | UMMET OZCAN | ESTIVA & TEMPLE ONE | WILL HOLLAND
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Luke Terry | Med & Neil Bamford | Showdown DJ's | Gav Pilling | James Rigby | Intertek Tickets for the DS Summer Event Live are available to purchase below:
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