A true musical chameleon, highly appreciated by audiences all over the
world, Leroy Rey is one of the most creative & versatile DJ’s you will ever
encounter. Known for his deep musical knowledge & mixing skills, as
well as energetic delivery, it’s hard to not enjoy a set from this man.
Born in 1974, Leroy was into music early-on and, supported by his
family, got surrounded at a very young age with albums by Earth, Wind &
Fire, Stevie Wonder, Third World, The Beatles, Sergio Mendes and many
more, thus laying down the foundation for his versatility.
Starting out as a DJ in 1992, Leroy also was one of the founding
members of hiphopband ‘The Proov’ and produced six tracks for their
well received debut-album “Traditions” (2000). In support of the album,
a full-fledged live band (with Leroy on percussion) was featured on
highly regarded festivals such as North Sea Jazz and Lowlands amongst
Focusing more on DJ-ing, Leroy quitted ‘The Proov’ at the turn of 2002,
in the process creating more time for other opportunities, such as
Wicked Jazz Sounds as well as Risk Sound System.
The latter a collective devoted to Real House, which released “The Sound
Is Yours” in 2008 which Kerri Chandler-helmed remix took the House
Community by storm, resulting in a nr.1 spot on Traxsource, a top 10 hit
in Belgium and a USA tour which brought the crew to legendary nights
such as Louie Vega’s “Roots” party at Cielo, New York & Marques Wyatt’s
“Deep” at Vanguard, L.A.
Wicked Jazz Sounds is a different beast altogether, a jazz-meets-dance
platform, powered by DJ’s interacting with live musicians that started
out in 2002, with a weekly Sunday night. And never missed one since.
Calling Amsterdam-based club “The Sugar Factory” home since 2005,
Wicked Jazz Sounds made Leroy one of their prominent residents and
grew out to enormous proportions, with performances at again North Sea
Jazz & Lowlands, as well as in Germany, Italy & USA.
Aside of all of this, Leroy also keeps residencies for the longest, given the
fact he helmed the Saturday night in Jimmy Woo (Amsterdam) since
2004 as well as a few others, such as Supermarkt (The Hague), Tivoli
(Utrecht) & Klapstuk (Amsterdam).
And if this isn’t enough, he became a band-member once again, being a
DJ/percussion-player as well as producer for new Future Fusion outfit:
Never to fit in one bag -and all the better for it-: House, Hiphop, Soul,
Jazz, whatever, for Leroy it ain’t nothin’…… In his world, only two
categories exist: there’s that good shit…………and there’s that other shit.
Just witness, you won’t regret it!