Sao Paulo, Brazil
Leandro Mendes was born and lives in Maua, Sao Paulo, the industrial city of State. Since the beginning of their life, they had good evidence that would make a good connoisseur of music and subsequently lead to the dancefloor by Brazil to total frenzy with his good musical repertoire. The earliest notions of what being a DJ came in childhood, where the festivities of her uncle ran the family classic 3x1, mixing mpb, bossa nova, samba and tropicalia of many singers, which has a rich material and becomes a source of inspiration for samples and beats.
In 1993, he met the flash house, and with influences from Technotronic, Snap, and other projects that have already started to show him a new path within the music, he spent nights on end with the radio on beside his bed. Began attending the sunday parties at cokeluxe, legendary club with the best dance music of the region, admiring the work of DJ Banana, because it always brought all the news of eletronic parts of the season,. Right now the interest in the DJ's already interested him enough to talk to residents and guests, as at that time was difficult to assimilate two songs could be played together and at the same pace.
In 1997, through his neighbor and close friend, knew the drum'n'bass, the aspect of electronic music that really was the key point to dedicate a new style, different, with many blends and with a great potential in the country, where its pioneers were nothing more, nothing less than DJ Marky and DJ Andy. Started visiting record stores in Sao Paulo downtown, and make friends with people who thought like him, even if attending the festivities were taking place thousands of miles away from his residence. Artists such as Adam F, Roni Size & Reprazent, Ed Rush & Optical, Andy C, Dj Zinc, and others were decisive for his good knowledge of music, that was a golden season on the scene, with releases of many classics that still make people's heads on the slopes until today. It was then that his friend, Dj Roy, taught him the first steps in the art of mixing, persistent and a perfectionist, does not admit mistakes. By this time frequented temple of electronic music in SP, Overnigth club, where he felt at home for good music and news ever heard one of their icons in the national drum;n bass scene, DJ Andy. Driven by passion in electronic music and the style in which he believed, made his first attempts as a DJ at parties of friends playing for fun and hobby, where he honed his technique has always been. In 2001 he was introduced to Dj Mjazzy (Maloca Dub Project), and was invited to play in his first professional party, strike the project mix. His presentation was a success, with a repertoire going from liquid to jum up satisfying everyone in the track and attracting interest from other promoters. From this, the DJ scene has won state, where several friends helped and made room for their presentations.
Leandro won space on the national scene, and in 2004 was invited to play in one of drum'n bass parties, the oldest in Brazil (Febre), located in Rio de Janeiro. Then began a solid career and his hobby became profissional, where his name was mentioned in several capitals, and through contacts with professionals from other states. The DJ has performed in the cities like Brasilia (DF), Salvador (BA) and Rio de Janeiro (RJ). At each presentation, taking his happyness, smiles and good humor is constantly invited to be part of many projects. Already shared the decks with big names on the national scene, as Marnel, Andy, Maloca Dub, GBX, Vega, Calbuque, Marcelinho Dalu, 2FunkyZ, Bungle, Patife, Luizinho LBF and Yanay.
In 2008, the DJ launched his project, finnest!, making room for new talent in the national drum'n bass and big names that always make this one of the most charming aspect of the moment. Studies of some projects and musical production soon'll can check your work as a producer, which surely will captivate all who know or have not yet had the pleasure of seeing him in action on the dance floor.
In 2009, Leandro decides to venture into the Soulful House, clean genre of house music and have always admired, flirting with a new type of mixing and presentation of repertoire. His favorite artirts in this genre are: DJ Meme, Richard Earnshaw, Groove Junkies, Panevino, Random Soul, Steven Stone, Grant Nelson, Kenny Dope, Rachel Claudio, Marc Evans and much more.
In 2011, Leandro has invited to be a guest on Beat Win Us Radio (Paris/France) and was promoted a resident next month, where he has a weekly radio show playing the best House, Soulful and Jackin tunes. Your residence ended in 12/2012.
Leandro Mendes’s tracks