7 Sides of Lord Leopard [Interview & Mix] | Selector After Dark

This week’s interview & mix comes from Lord Leopard.


Introduce yourself and tell us about the part of the UK you’re from? 


Original Cornishman, now dwelling in the wonderful and hilly city of Bristol.


Tell us about some of your British DJ heroes?

My original British DJ heroes are people like DIY Soundsystem, Scratch Perverts, Fabio and Grooverider, Carl Cox.  Too many to mention on the original pioneering UK rave scene from which this whole thing began. Also Tim Westwood on The Radio 1 Rap show back in the days!


What have you been working on recently?

 I’ve been working on a new musical instrument you play with your head, it’s a little like a theremin. I am still working out what to call it. Alfresco Disco parties in Bristol. Noodling in the studio making new music. Also trying to keep my plants alive!


Talk us through the British music featured in this mix? Which British artists are you most excited about?

In the first 15 minutes I wanted to play British music I loved that I’ve been playing out, and local artists from Bristol as well. I wanted to include modern/new sounds like the Joe track, Garagey sounds of Nicky Soft Touch, and the classic retro-sounding UK / Ravey / House sound of Redlight. Then it goes onto the European and American sounds I’m into. It goes quite deep/more disco in the middle for a bit, that leads to some new techno, it gets a bit twisted, and then comes Full Circle!! Back to some classic UK rave sounding stuff. I’ve included some little edits I’d made that work well to DJ with, and some UK labels I’m into at the moment like local crew Idle Hands.


What is on the cards in the immediate future?

My release on EDIBLE records is about to come out and it’s ‘The Bumps’! 


Where is the best place in the world you have DJ’d and why?

I recently did some dates in Canada and it got pretty rowdy out there! Berlin/Germany is great because they know their music and just keep going and going, but I have to say in terms of pure vibes that the UK is up there still!!