Deep House in SoCal: LEONTIS

     The uprising of local talent in Los Angeles has given way to a surge of underground artists emerging in south OC to supply the demand for more homegrown music. LEONTIS (Andrew Leontis) has been making waves in SoCal’s deep house scene for the past two years as I’ve watched his career progress. From when he first began spinning parties and weddings while we were in high school, to signing a contract with the Yost (club in Santa Ana) and playing at Love Groove, Fuzzi and soon 420 Fest, LEONTIS  is definitely on our radar.

     Along the way, LEONTIS has thrown some dope desert camping raves and coast cruisin’ party buses. The large turnouts eventually spurred him to create Frosty; a music label for underground house through out the Southern California region. Frosty, as Andrew describes, is a group of people with good taste that keep it real and take what they do seriously. As both the CEO and the main artist that Frosty books, Andrew has thoroughly enjoyed having his plate full this year- because that just means success.

     From the desert raves, party buses and upper level skybox take-overs at local clubs, Andrew has done more than just get his feet wet in the music scene. Using a traktor set up and CDJs Andrew can play just about anywhere and is a chameleon to his various venue locations. He’s set to spin at the famous Avalon club in Hollywood at the end of May along side a number of other local DJs. While handling his own bookings with Frosty, Andrew has sprouted connections with a number of booking agencies and has formed a strong relationship with Motive Events. Southern California plays host to Motive Events festivals year round; some of which LEONTIS has had the honor of performing at for the masses. In his experiences as a club DJ, festival performer, and artist manager, Andrew is ready to take on anything- permitting bass is welcomed. 

Frosty site: http://frostymusicgroup.com/

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/leontismusic

 

 

Written by: Melanie Gordon

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