DjNeon Leon. SF :-)
San Fransico Ca.
Raised in the hard urban sprawl of Oakland, California, Neon Leon quickly discovered the art of DJing as a means of expressing his love for music, and he is living proof that determination, desire, and hard work do pay off. Since his beginnings of starting his own successful DJ business at 16, Neon has demonstrated incredible tenacity as an artist, overcoming obstacles that often leave others far behind. As one of San Francisco's most prolific DJs, his experience and sheer will to succeed have allowed him to spread his gospel of mind and body-moving house music to tens of thousands of devoted clubgoers, while remaining dedicated to the true quality, soul, and spirit of dance music.
Unlike most, Neon Leon is unable to remain motionless at the decks. He is a genuine crowd pleaser, feeling the music and grooving behind the turntables, and continually cycles that love directly back to the dancefloor and his audience by dancing and celebrating with the rest of the party. Aptly dubbed "The DJ's DJ," Neon resonates with the soul of the music he brings his audience. He also prides himself as being an "Architect of Sound." The reason for this is evident: his signature technique incorporates dubs, fierce beats, acappellas, spoken word, and full vocals to create complex layers of rhythm, and proves unfailingly to pump the energy at his party, escalating the crowd to a pulsating frenzy every time.
Naturally, Neon's career progressed rapidly to include producing and composing, having done extensive remix work along with a series of radio mix shows and reels for Bay Area stations like KMEL and WILD 107 FM. Neon Leon has been hailed as a legend in the San Francisco dance music arena. He was one of the first to introduce the Bay Area to the intoxicating rhythms of house in 1987, when he hosted the Friday late morning show on the air for KALX, the University of California-Berkeley's radio station.
Neon Leon unleashed his hidden talents as a vocalist in late 1992 and early 1993, with releases for both N-Fusion Records in San Francisco and New York City's legendary Strictly Rhythm. Following a successful tour of Britain in the winter of 1993, Neon went on to move the masses during a month long tour of Germany. He returned to the U.K. for an extended tour in the summer of 1995. Soon after, he moved to Köln, Germany where he hosted his weekly club night, Sweet N Low, and started his own production company of the same name with his partner DJ Pat Q.
In 2003, Neon Leon returned home to his roots in the Bay Area. In the blink of an eye, he was back playing beats in two of San Francisco's biggest clubs: Club Faith with DJ Blackstone and Fag Friday (The Endup), where he held a residency for six years, alongside contemporaries DJ Pete Avila, and David Harness.
Approaching thirty-four years of sharing the gift of music in his own special, inimitable fashion, Neon inaugurated the third decade by creating his fourth personal recording studio and launching his own live internet radio venture from his engaging website. United Sound Nation broadcasted twice weekly, on Friday and Saturday night, and for four years featured the best in house and disco, as well as special guest spots from both local and national talent including Derrick Carter and breakbeat with Samira. Recent appearances included spots at Public Works in San Francisco with the legendary Bobby Vitteriti, and two special appearances at Honey Soundsystem, MLK and HNY and Unleash the Queen. Plans are underway for a project that will shine with a full vocal cut from Neon, as well as an EP full of sinister new tracks.
Always facing forward to the future, the innovative Neon Leon strives to elevate both his crowd and himself to brilliant new heights by illuminating the joyful feeling that resonates throughout the club experience.
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