Real name: Marty Leama
Effective period / Period of releases: 2000 - 2002British born but Amsterdam based DJ/producer Leama' has been on the forefront of electronic dance music since the early days of house music. Apart from having featured on over a whopping one million cd's and sold over 100,000 12" records, Leama also remixed some of the biggest artists in music including : Orbital, Nelly Furtado, Malcolm McLaren and Brian Eno.
Leama's DJ career began in the 1990's and soon enough skyrocketed him to the top regions of the global scene by hitting high in the 'Dj Polls' which led to regular gigs alongside the likes of: Carl Cox, Steve Lawler, Michel De Hey, Lee Burridge, James Holden, Sasha, Slam, Sander Kleinenberg, John Creamer, Agoria, BT, Scumfrog, and Damian Lazarus, whilst featuring at such events including: The Miami WMC, The Berlin Love parade, Renaissance UK, Ibiza - Underground, Pacha Tel Aviv and Get Physical in Amsterdam.
Next to being a respected DJ, Leama has proven himself to be a very skilled producer, with productions and remixes featured on various esteemed compilations from Global Underground, Renaissance, Sony Music and Ministry of Sound Clubbing.
After 8 years of EDM production, Leama momentarily moved away from the dance floor to make a down tempo electronic album 'Common Ground' to critical worldwide acclaim.
As one half of 'Grafiti', this recent outfit is gaining support from John Digweed, Westbam, Dubfire, Pierce and Sander kleinenberg.
The track 'Sinner' by Grafiti recently landed itself on the new Global underground compilation: 'Nick Warren - Lima', which saw remix duties lie with German Techno producer 'Pierce' from 'Get Physical' and 'Traum schallplatten'
A regular in South America, Asia and Europe, Leama also performs and co-promotes in Amsterdam including a new Techno and house night called: 'Positive Education' at the city’s number one hotspot 'Panama', plus a weekly residency at a new house and techno night called 'Miko' @ The Sugar factory.
Leama is also the praised radio host of 'Positive Education' Radio and 'Metrophonic' Radio on DI.FM which have fast grown out to become one of the most popular internet radio shows and podcasts on the net, boasting guests such as: Sasha, Damian Lazarus, Spooky, James Zabiela, Slam, Steve Rachmad, Satoshi Tommie and Silicone Soul.
Meanwhile, Leama continues to push boundaries as a DJ, with 2009 consisting of return trips to North and South America, Eastern Europe, Asia, plus monthly residencies in Amsterdam.
‘I like all kinds of music from house to techno, for me its about representing a sound that has ‘Style and Depth’ I like the build and the groove, but I also like big moments too'
‘Grafiti - Spooky Trains’ and ‘Grafiti - Fascinated’ are due for release October 09 on Little Mountain Recordings.