Leon Russell Joseph
New Delhi/Mumbai, India
Indian DJ/ Producer/Label Owner Leon Russell was born in 1984 in the city of Mumbai. Music runs in his blood, as from a very young age he was treated to the likes of classic rock legends such as Deep Purple, Iron Butterfly, Scorpions, Queen, CCR and The Steve Miller Band. The real reason for his passion for music was his father who is also a musician. He got his first doze of electronic dance music in the year 1998, when techno parties were a rage in Mumbai. He started playing music at an early age of fifteen. Today, he has an experience of twelve years in playing music. All those years of experience, make him what he is today. Before he started deejaying full time, he was pursuing a career in computers. Hence, his in depth knowledge of computers and EDM, led him to start composing his own music. He released his first track on “Eddy Good‟s – Brain Games”, called Brain Games (Eddy Good & Leon Russell Remix). The track was released worldwide on 25th March, 2011 on his own Record Label, Dazzle On records. So what is it about Leon‟s music that has won him the respect of the dance community? If you really want to know, plant your feet on the dance floor for the full duration of a Leon Russell set as he effortlessly changes gears from all genres of House, engulfing you into his sound scape to a point where you look up and realise you‟ve been lost for hours. So, experiencing the man on the decks is highly recommended.
And then in the year 2008 came “Toyz In Panic”, formally known as „Leon Russell and Doktor Daniel‟, a project which brings to the floor a concept of EDM with a live element i.e. „percussions‟. Their motive is to showcase a unique way of playing EDM. This act throw's in a style of EDM which is naughty, bouncy and groovy to the likes of Tech House, Techno and some Progressive House as well. The momentum of the act is created by the connection it shares with the people they perform for, and post that, the grid is always a journey that
is conveyed through the music. They have hit cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Nepal and blown the doors off the clubs they have performed at.
The year 2011, saw the birth of a project waiting to happen, “Dazzle On Records”. Dazzle On Records is the brainchild of Leon Russell. The label focuses on bringing to you the finest of electronic music as a whole. Dazzle On Records is like having everything under the sun. A newcomer in the world record label tree, Dazzle On Records sees the light of Eddy Good in its name, in their debut release “Eddy Good – Brain Games incl. Eddy Good & Leon Russell Remix”, followed by the second release “Ninesh Babu's - Lonely Streets incl. Steve Murrell Remix and G-Mohris Remix”, the third by “Arnold From Mumbai (AFM)'s Glitchy Bitch incl. Vipul Remix” and the fourth by “Antifish – Wonderland incl. Trapezform Remix”. Hence, we are witnessing the rise of a promising Indian label.