real name: leif knowles
fields of interest: producer | dj
from: london | uk
productions for klamauk°
klamauk 003 | leif – alphabetti
Leif hails from the beautiful secluded mountains of North Wales, and draws upon these surroundings to inspire his music. In the past few years, Leif has forged a reputation within the underground scene for his trademark sound – a blend of minimal house that encompasses elements of deep dubby techno, bleepy minimalism, delicate chord soundscapes and enough chicago-house style shuffle to to keep the dancefloor moving!
After Leif’s early releases circa 2003 on UK based label Mindtours and Jay Haze’s netlabel Textone, Leif set to work starting his own label Trimsound in partnership with Tom Ellis. Trimsound’s successful vinyl and netlabel has since been host to a number of acclaimed releases including artists such as Pheek, Ralph Sliwinski, So Inagawa, Titta, Apoll, Joe Ellis and more.
During this time, Leif has also accumulated an admirable number of releases and remixes on worldwide labels such as Morris Audio, Moon Harbour, Frankie recs, Thinner, Telegraph, Logistic, True to Form recordings, Fear of Flying records, Textone, Archipel and Floppy Funk; with more releases always in the pipeline. His works have been remixed by the likes of Tom Ellis, Martinez, Two Armadillos, Polder, Jens Bond, Pheek and T-Polar… DJ support has been there from the start from the likes of Daniel Bell, Akufen, Richie Hawtin, Magda, Laurent Garnier and many more.
Leif is known for his dancefloor-freindly DJ sets, which span a wide variety of sounds from deep dubby microhouse through to jackin chicago house and minimal techno, and also plays live with Tom Ellis as “Trimsound Live”