Dark Mountain Group
Dark Mountain Group
Francisco, Coimbra. However, it is in October 93, when he decides to accept the invitation for the mythical Lisbon Club Alcantara-Mar, where he remained as the resident DJ until its closing (March 1999), that he starts to be very requested to perform in the best national clubs and countries as France, Spain, Luxemburg, Norway, England, etc. At Alcântara-Mar, as one of the responsible for the great boom of dance music in Portugal, he's invited to record the first mixed album for a club – Alcântara-Mar The House of Rhythm, which reached the gold record and was the best selling album in Portugal, with sales above the 30,000 (thirty thousand) copies. Luis Leite was the first national dj to receive a gold record, due to the sales of the mentioned album. From then on, invitations to record mixed cds hadn't stopped. The first album for Alcantara-Mar was followed by vols. 2 and 3, having recorded, until today, a total of 9 (nine) Mixed cds.
In 1994, he starts producing with L.L. Project, having Rui da Silva in the co-production. He's first record hade unexpected success, containing two original titles, one of which, still today, is very requested at the dance floors - “Khine3”, that will be edited for new remixes, this year, by the national Label Kaos Records. To better divulge his own works and musical diversity, he opts on choosing different names, as FaceOffdjs, Dark Mountain Group, Delicado, Crystal Symphony, L.L. Project and the project that it has in partnership with the tecno dj /producer Zé Mig-L, the LM Connection.
During January 2004, he records, as Delicado, the title “Go Inside”, which was edited this year by the Northern American label Undo Rec. and sub-label Gossip Rec. In 2004, as Crystal Symphony, he edits “Native Women” for the Tribe Records, one of the editing companies of the duo Chus & Ceballos”, which was re-edited, containing new remixes, in 2005. In 2004, he goes to WMC (Miami), where he had the chance to distribute, by a number of dj' s/ producers, some of the new features he produced, having some of these works been edited by the Italian label Voice of the Underground (VOTU), with two different maxis: the new L.L. Project - “Fire (dance)” and Alex S and Luis Leite - “Don' t swallow Ep”.
With project Delicado he edits, at the end of 2005, in the United States, for the Undo Records, the title “Go Inside”, feat Claudia Franco. Still as Delicado, and feat the well known portuguese model/ actress Fernanda Serrano, he edits, also during the year of 2005, a title for a national compilation called “Amo.te”. This compilation includes two versions of the title “Amo.te” - one more jazz-electro like (original version) and other turned more to the dance floors.2006 starts well in the production area; Together with his partner, the dj and producer Alex Santos, he creates another project, besides Delicado, the Dark Mountain Group, for alternative sounds. The first single, “Lose Control”, was edited in March by the Label of the musician, dj and English producer Ben Watt, Buzzin Fly, and was considered title of the week in the British chain BBC music site, having reached number 1 at the Hype Chart of British magazine DJ Magazine, in the first fortnight of April. The title was subject of the most fantastic and unexpected reactions: From “deep heads” to “dark heads”, has been unanimously praised by Pete Tong, Erick Morillo, King Britt, Danny Howells, Dj Vibe, Ashley Beedle, Charles Webster, Marques Wyatt, Roger Sanchez, Pete Heller, NIC Fanciulli, Justin Martin, Heidi and many others. “Lose Control” already has about ten licensing, and was included in the new CDs and Compilations of some of the most appraised djs and editing world companies, such as Erick Morillo, Ben Watt, Dj Vibe, Heidi, Get Physical, Buzzin Fly and many others. At the editing company of the North American Eddie Amador, Mochico Primo, he will edit one of his own remixes as Crystal Symphony, for the title “Dune”, of The Vintage. “Khine3” new remixes, which Luis Leite signs as L.L. Project, had been edited, in vinyl, at the beginning of 2006, by Kaos Records Portugal, with remixes of Mr.
Tribe, Redkone and of Colombian Dj Spot. Since 2001, Luis Leite is being nominated, in various categories, for the Dance Club Awards. In 2004 he was nominated for the categories of: Best National House Dj, Best National Hit Single, Best National Compilation and Best Event, having received the award for ‘Better National Compilation'. He is an eclectic Dj, with a very personal style, connoisseur of vast musical styles, who adjusts easily, constantly evolving in his craft. - Mix CD's: 9 mixed compilations, of which if we detach the 3 volumes of Alcântara-Mar and Leite House, edited for EMI-Valentim de Carvalho, and the compilation he recorded together with his brother Paulo Leite - LeiteNightSessions. The last mixed cd was recorded in 2004, after the great party Olá, that took place in that same year - ” Olá Love2Dance… in the sky”.
Compilations with original titles: some editions for Twisted Records and Tribal America (U.S.A), 1st volume for Progressive Attack and Frankfurt 23 (Germany); UMM (Italy), Kaos Records, Alternative Musica, Vidisco, EMI-Valentim de Carvalho, Universal, 2Dance, Free Sound, among others in Portugal. Original titles: With maxi-single format (12 “), he edits various titles using diverse names: L.L. Project, Crystal Symphony, Delicado, LM Connection and DarkMountainGroup. He got 2 Hits at an international level with the title “Khine3”, with co-production of Rui Da Silva and, more recently, “The Sound of Fashion”, with co-production of Alex S. This last work was edited by EMI for France, Italy, Australia, Greece and Poland. The 2ndsingle as Delicado, feat.
Kika Santos, was very appreciated by one of best djs of the world - Roger Sanchez, who included it several weeks in his Top10. This title was licensed for the French editing company, House Not Home Records. He also recorded, with Dj Zé-Mig.L, one maxi-single as LM Connection - “Jungle Urbano”, for the independent Portuguese editing company of dance music, Magna Recordings. Luis Leite,was recently invited to play with his DarkMountainGroup a dj/live set at Rock in Rio Lisboa Festival 2006 (The Electronic Tent). As a foreign invited Dj, he already performed in Belgium, Spain, France, Luxemburg, Norway, England and Switzerland. DJ.MAGILLIAN daTribe Records * FaceOffdjs * opartcafe.com * myspace.com/djmagillian * Interklang bookings (Germany) He's part of a restricted number of deejays of the new Portuguese generation, exceeding the 200 performances in the years of 2005/2006 (234 gigs). Former bass player of the band “Phazer”, A&R for the national producer N.
M. – Na Música Produções, collaborator of V-Records store, and dj/producer for the world presentation of Mini Concept Car by BMW, Magillian acquired a notable reading of the dance floors as a deejay at Club Marginal (2001/2002) and Lisbon Club "Lei Seca Lounge&Club" where he was also responsible for the musical direction and programming (2003-2005). In 2005, he goes freelancing, choice that takes him to perform all over the country, accepting only monthly residences at Op Art ( www.opartcafe.com ), Exit and Roots ( www.roots-bar.com ). Beyond the innumerable gigs in Portugal, Dj Magillian already performed at the Canaries Islands (Tenerife), Belgium (Brussels), South Africa (Durban) and, during 2006, he was invited to perform again in Spain (Barcelona) and Angola (Luanda). A very versatile dj, endowed with an excellent technique, Magillian likes to lead the dance floors through a blast fusing of Minimal, Electro & Acid House basslines. After a very successful remix of the Softcell “Tainted Love”, Dj Magillian will be editing the original titles “The Art of Hope” - Dj Magillian & The Electronic Bass Band and Magillian vs Ps - Mala Posta, in 2007 Juan Garcian in "2006 Iberican Deejays" Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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