The Lights Electronika project started in the end of the last millennium at one of St.Petersburg’s high schools where the project’s future creators met. Max and Leon shared the same passion for music, hip hop being their major interest. First thoughts about electronic music came to them in 1998 after the guys saw a TV show dedicated to new music styles of the time.
In 1999 the duo lost each other for a while Leon moved to Finland, but after a year they met again in Helsinki where they got to know drum and bass music and went in that direction. Max and Leon dived into the fast-changing world of electronic music. Soulful and Atmospheric D’n’B pushed guys to transform their affection to the style into something more than just a hobby.
Leon learned to use music software to write his first D’n’B samples in Finland while Max started his professional music career as a Dj at one of St.Petersburg’s music promo groups. After gaining the needed experience and some success with audience, Max and Leon united to create a joint project, which started off as a series of parties dedicated to drum and bass.
In 2007 the guys finally got the opportunity to work together when Max moved to Finland. Meanwhile they began to develop an interest to the house music and new experiments led to the creation of the Lights Electronika/Synthetic Pigments projects. The latter one was fully dedicated to the soulful D’n’B.
Since 2007 Max and Leon proved themselves to become a significant part of the electronic world of Finland’s capital with their sets played in mainstream clubs of Helsinki…
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Mute: is a dj / producer heavily influenced by his family musical background – he grew up surrounded by drum machines & synths and at an early age was taken to the DMC’s which in his own words “changed his life” and started his obsession with vinyl/djing.
With a long story within the music business with his Kike Pravda moniker, MUTE: is another side of him, a more minimal,tech and detroitish sound.
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Born in Elizondo (Navarra-Spain), Piek is next to Oren BI or El_Txef_A, one of the electronic music artists from Euskadi that are gaining more and more respect around the world.
His talent is reflected in numerous productions, doing collaborations with artists like UNER, Danny Serrano or with Miguel Toro . The result of this work was his nomination for best revelation producer in Deejaymagazine, and the licensing of his song “La Gondola” with Stan Garac in the last compilation of the legendary London club Fabric, mixed by Derrick Carter himself.
His passion for music since he was a little kid has allowed him to develop a very special selection when it comes to playing records.Thats why his DJ sets are always a surprise, diferent and a sharing experience with the audience.
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