followed by Yan Larouche
this week on Fresh Beat. This House Music DJ Mix will be aired Friday at 9PM EST on CJFO FM 94,5
Ottawa, Saturday 6PM EST on DanceRadio.ca
, CFAI FM 101.1 and 105.1 + stream
at 11PM AST or 10 EST, and CFBO FM 90.7
12 PM AST or 11 PM EST.
Native New Yorker Leon Blaq is no stranger to the club scene. He is not new to the bright lights and late nights, but what is new is his voracious appetite for new sounds, often crossing genres and blurring the lines completely.
Internationally traveled, he has appeared behind the decks abroad at such venues as Cancun’s Club Sweet, and Loki Lounge in Toronto, jet setting all over North America. He has also rocked dance floors on American soil from New York to Miami. He has done Tiki Boat Parties in Florida and even appeared behind the decks at Club Mekka: Miami, courtesy of Nervous Records, and spun at New York City hallmarks such as Pacha, Webster Hall, Crobar, and Marquee. In addition he’s turned out crowds at various dance music events, such as the NYC dance parade, reverberating his unique sound through Bryant Park.
With massive labels stamped on his discography such as Nervous Records, Ggressive Recordings and Kult, he continually puts out track after track of quality grooves and genre-bending jams. Today he continually puts out quality productions and enslaves dancefloors wherever the music takes him.
His work can be purchased via any online electronic dance music retailer (such as beatport.com, traxsource.com, etc), and his podcast entitled Soul Sessions is available through the I-tunes store for free, keeping your feet tapping free of charge.
Yan was introduced to electronic music in 2003, where he first fell in love with the energy and the people in the EDM culture. DJ Mushin was the one who showed him everything he needed to know to play music as a DJ. Since then he’s been spending most of his free time in the studio, producing and mixing non-stop, in progressive house and techno. His main influences are Steve Lawler, John Digweed, Eurphun and Bleda Diaz.
In 2008, he started his own event organizing company “4Play Productions” and was one of the main sponsors @ Ottawa Electronic Music Festival and Electronic Paradise 2.