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Leroy Roberts: A name that without question holds status on London’s underground house music scene. His journey started at the age of just 12, where house & garage and drum & bass were his music of choice. Working with music development company Bigga Fish, Leroy soon turned 13 and played his first gig, going back to back with the legendary DJ Spooney. From that night on, Leroy had the bug. As such a young talent, the stage was set for him. But as a young man of the people, he expressed his nature in a way that stands strong in the essence of his work today. At 15 he wanted to share this love that he had for music by teaching the younger generation the art of DJ-ing in and around his local town, Camden. A gesture that I’m sure many will thank him for up to this day.
After a short break from the scene, Leroy returned to the scene with a new sound. House music was on the agenda. Winning the ‘Dirty Angels’ DJ competition hosted by Party PR; Ibiza Underground was the platform that was to shape the near future for Leroy. A regular set at what was at the time one of London’s biggest house nights gave people a chance to hear the sound of a talent that had been a long time in the making. From here the momentum continued playing at Cadenza, Formula, StayinUp, Headspace, Liaison, La Vita, the list goes. Staying dedicated and true to his beliefs in music, Leroy was steadily carving his place in what is now defined as Underground House.
Drawing on inspiration from parties such a FUSE, Cerca Trova & LOoP; Leroy’s sound can only be describes as deep, groovy tech, which you may have had the pleasure of experiencing in some East London’s greatest venues e.g. Public Life, Hoxton Basement, Cargo & 93 Feet East to mention just a few. More recently he has found a place he can call home: TOAST Underground. Leroy has been a complimentary addition to the residents Steve Kurz & Ian Grimwood. His place in the trio will give TOAST a new dimension, completing the puzzle and taking the party to the next phase of their success achieved over the past few years, as one of London’s best underground nights.
And so the story of Leroy Roberts continues, with a trip to Japan. To see out the close of 2012, he has been booked to play two nights on the island in Far-East Asia. A booking well deserved a treat for the people of Japan.