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Lee Grainge started his journey into music in the early 80's –
listening to soul and funk and the emerging electro scene he became fascinated with the electronic sounds
that were being used to produce these types of genre. Following a near tragic car accident Lee found inspiration in this and chose to become a DJ,
at first it was for fun, DJ-ing in pubs and bars in his local area of Walthamstow he soon became to realise he had the skills to further this.
Around the acid house era Lee decided to ‘live’ his passion for music and sound and got a job as Import buyer/seller for a distribution company.
A year or so after this with much success selling prime dance music to all the independents in the UK he left and went to work for the Fat Cat record shop.
Lee also went on to release many 12? singles under many pseudonyms for a variety of UK Techno labels. Lee also became a prominent DJ in the UK
and on the international stage. Human records was Lee's last venture into Techno music,
although short lived as a label of only two releases the music is highly regarded as timeless and inspirational to many who collected them.
In 1999 Lee worked at Smallfish records, where he helped shape the beginnings of the shop. After two years he left to concentrate on another obsession, sound in films. He studied Sound Design and Music Technology for two years at the London Institute, after which he went on to create collaborative installations using picture and sound to create feedbacks, with a highlight being shown at the Pompidou, Paris. Since these days Lee has been freelancing as a sound recordist & post production FX editor.