Leila

Leila

BandEDM

I mix some of the hardest styles of drum 'n bass out there during most sets. Depending on the gig - I might also play more neuro funk and/or ragga.

Biography

Leila – who in the past 3 years has accomplished what many dj’s haven’t been able to do in twice that time – is known for a rugged hard and dark style to her sets. It may not look like it, but that’s how she earned the name the “Queen of Mean�! Her all vinyl sets definitely force the listener to dance while emphasizing the evil side of DNB.
Growing up in the middle of nowhere (Earlton, NY) Leila didn’t hear drum and bass until she was in college. She quickly fell in love and new that’s what she wanted to play. In 2006 she bought herself her first set of tables & a stack of records and began spending 8 hours a day teaching herself how to spin.
Within a month Leila had her first show and shortly after was asked to be part of DPIM Recordings. She released her first demo in only 6 months and it was passed onto legendary turntablist/DJ Jen Mas (NYC). Mas chose Leila as the winner of the title of “best up & comer female DJ� in 2007 & gave her a shot to play at Women on Wax. Leila’s fame continued to grow and within the next year she won several other contests where party-goers got to choose which DJ’s they wanted to hear spin and her continued success with those events led to her being asked to be part of Spread the Word Productions & Konkrete Jungle New Haven. She has not only played KJ New Haven, but was the first female DJ to play Konkrete Jungle Buffalo and Albany. She has also played the legendary Konkrete Jungle NYC, been a member of Konkrete Jungle Albany, second in command at Bass Camp Recordings and is currently helping to run DNBC (Drum and Bass Coalition) with longtime friend DJ Hokilla.
Leila has played at many different shows & radio stations all over the country and is known for bringing some of the hardest drum and bass beats in the northeast! She has recorded several live and studio demos which are available on her website: www.djleila.com
Newly appointed leader of DNBC (NY), and a member of 761 Productions (CT), M.A.D.E. (MA), Bass Camp Recordings (NYC), & Spread the Word Productions (CT) – her high energy behind the decks and the evil grimy beats that she drops definitely make Leila’s show something you don’t want to miss!

Discography

Mix cd's:
Leila vs. Mentally Ill - Live on the sounds of now; WRPI - Troy, NY
Live @ Jungle Juice - Albany, NY
Anticipation
Earth
The Great Conjunction

Set List

Sets typically include tracks by artists such as Evol Intent, Spor, SPL, Audio & Unknown Error (just to name a few). Lighter sets include names such as Shy FX, Logistics, SubFocus mixed seamlessly with some of the harder artists.