Leko, (born February 23, 1974), is an American DJ, remixer, and record producer based in Baltimore, Maryland, releasing music and performing internationally with Steez Promo, Dub Nation, and Tharsis Records.
Over 14 years of travel and residency, Leko has performed live for over 1 million people. 2005 was highlighted by 2 tours spinning progressive house & trance for European crowds throughout the French and Dutch Caribbean territories of the West Indies (first tour 5 months, second tour 2 months).
2006 and 2007 saw significant success and achievement for Leko, as he switched his focus to producing, releasing, and spinning electro house, breaks, and progressive music. His original track "Survive" garnered significant attention from the leaders of the breakbeat community, including Überzone, Hybrid, Drumattic Twins, and Dopamine. "Survive" went almost immediately into rotation internationally on "The System" (WorldSpace Satellite Radio, XM Satellite Radio channel 82, DirecTV channel 860, and AOL Music). Leko also began recording with Nashville's Hilary Williams, pop singer and daughter of country music legend Hank Williams, Jr. Their debut collaboration, "Sign of Life", written about Hilary's near-death auto accident with sister Holly, has received considerable national media attention and was coveted for airplay on Alan Freed's "BPM Project" show on XM-81 BPM.
Leko's debut appearance in San Antonio, Texas at Club NV was scheduled only two weeks in advance, and was sold out to its 400 person capacity, with Leko performing a three-hour set. His performance for the Culture Thursdays party at Soho Lounge in Miami, Florida garnered the attention of executives at 107.1FM VybeRadio Miami, who invited Leko to become a resident DJ with a weekly mix show on the air.
Leko's 'Orion Spur Dance Party' immediately became Miami's most popular mix show, gaining the attention of world-famous DJ's including Christopher Lawrence, Judge Jules, Robbie Rivera, James Zabiela, Starkillers (Nick Terranova), Austin Leeds, Chris Lake, Tom Stephan (Superchumbo), DJ Chus (of Chus & Ceballos), Chris Fortier, Überzone, Elite Force, Aquasky, General Midi, Deepsky, Charles Feelgood, and Miles Dyson, all of whom have appeared as guests on Leko's show or were scheduled to appear.
Leko's Miami influence led to his numerous scheduled appearances at the Miami's Winter Music Conference, including 2007's Official Closing Party at the world-famous Pawn Shop with DJ Keoki, Donald Glaude, Miss Lisa, DJ Diamond, and others, and 2008's BreakFest 5 with Überzone, The Autobots, 30Hz, Deekline, and others.
Leko's appearances on satellite radio include XM-80 The Move "Hardwired" (February 9 & 13, 2008) and Sirius Satellite Radio (109 - OutQ) "Saturday Night Out" overnight mix session (March 17, 2007 and November 17, 2007 - 9pm eastern to 7am eastern).
Leko is represented by Ronnie Spece of Vinylize Management.
Leko has produced tracks in several genres, spanning a mix of fidget, electro, progressive, house, techno, and breaks. Among his influences are Deadmau5, Richard Dinsdale, Jan Driver, Sandra Collins, Chris Cox, Deepsky, Hybrid, Sasha, Satoshi Tomiie and Überzone.
- "Drip" EP out now on Tharsis Records.
- "Survive" EP, original mix now in rotation on XM Satellite Radio Channel 82 - The System and receiving support by breaks artists Überzone and Dopamine.
- Human Resource - "Dominator" (Leko Remix) out now on Crux Records and receiving support by Santiago & Bushido, Miles Dyson, DJ Fame, Charles Feelgood, and Reid Speed.
- "Conscious Mind" receiving airplay on 91.1FM Nashville.