Sebastien Leger (France) at Blue Frog, Mumbai

  • Date / Time: 05/23/2014 : 10:30 PM
  • Location: The Blue Frog
  • Address: The Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills compound,Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel West,Mumbai,Maharashtra,India
  • Entry: Rs. 1000 entry or Rs. 2000 full cover
  • Organizer: The Blue Frog

His steadily rising career is proof of where hard graft, dedication, passion, consistency and originality can take a producer to. His prolific work rate belies the thought and effort that he pours into each production.

Cutting his teeth as a DJ in his native France in the ‘90s as the ‘French Touch’ movement exploded, he found inspiration from fellow countrymen like Daft Punk and Laurent Garnier, and released his first record in 1999 on Black Jack. A steady stream of releases saw him crop up on ever more prominent labels such as Defected, Ovum, Intec, his filter house-inspired, funk-fuelled sound slowly edging towards quirkier techno stylings.

A period of intense creativity and productivity in the mid-Noughties saw his name break through into the upper echelons of electronic music. While his techno style developed, he also released electro bangers, sensual vocal records, peak-time house romps and melody heavy epics that combined his rolling grooves with almost progressive sensibilities. No other producer could match him for versatility and consistency.

Following the inception of his hugely successful Mistakes Music in 2007, he began to refine and develop his signature sound further. He honed in on an infectious style of techno that took some of the intricacy and groove of the European minimal sound, fattened it up to big room proportions and blended it with his inimitable skill of crafting infectious riffs and hooks. There’s usually at least one point in each of this tracks that makes even the most seasoned producer wonder “what the f**k is that sound and how did he make it?”

2013 saw him release his acclaimed album Back To Back on Mistakes, with a hefty remix package breathing yet more life into his latest oeuvre and more collaborations with partner-in-crime Siwell on the way. 2014 looks to be the year he gets back into hyper-productive overdrive, however. The promise of a slew of material from his Amsterdam-based studio makes for a tantalising proposition and one that is sure to reassert his dominance in electronic music.

Having achieved so much across his career – hundreds of productions, remixes for everyone from Justin Timberlake to Kylie Minogue, DJing at the world’s biggest festivals and clubs – you’d be forgiven for thinking he may be one to simply rest on his laurels. He’s still got some big goals in his sights, however.