If you were lucky enough to be at EDC Las Vegas or Mamby on the Beach in Chicago in the past few weeks, then you already know that Lee Foss is somebody that you do not want to pass up this year at Moonrise Festival. If you weren’t there, listen below and you’ll understand what we mean.
Coming from the birthplace of house music, Chicago, Lee’s house roots shine through his music, along with influences of hip-hop, Detroit techno, and 80s electro that have all culminated into releases that cover nu disco, tech house, hard dance, and techno, on labels including Toolroom, Cr2 Records, Defected, his sister label Emerald City Music, and many more.
It was in 2001, during Lee’s first trip to Ibiza when he met Jamie Jones, in which the two formed a bond that is still strong today. Experiencing the scene of both the tropical isle along with exploring the parties of East London helped to shape the sound and feel of Lee’s music to this day. Once he returned to Chicago, Lee continued to experiment and hone in on his own sound, while eventually making the decision to move to Los Angeles to be part of the rebirth of electronic music in the States. While his name and fame continued to grow, it was his first major hit “Grinding” on Wolf+Lamb at the end of 2009 that sealed the deal, with DJs around the world playing his track, which catapulted not only his name, but his opportunities as well.
In 2010, Jamie Jones and Lee Foss combined forces to become the owners and creators of their independent label Hot Creations, which has continued for the past seven years, finding a variety of talent that has included releases by Bontan, Solardo, Patrick Topping, Route 94, Detlef, and many more chart-topping world-renowned artists that you can catch around the globe playing in LA, NYC, Ibiza, Berlin, London, and more. The dynamic-duo have a knack for finding something special, which they have shown time and time again.
Lee’s biggest personal achievement to date is his first full length studio solo album Alchemy, which was released three short months ago. He goes on to explain:
I titled the album Alchemy because I’ve long been fascinated by the scientific and spiritual dichotomy it represented, sort of as the crossroads of modern science and ancient spirituality and its ethos of distilling perfection in the physical and spiritual realm. It’s dismissed as pseudoscience now but most of modern chemistry and the scientific method stems from it, and I’m interested in a world that better combines the spiritual realm with the scientific and western medicine we worship today. I feel like making music is the modern alchemy as we search for that perfect series of tones to reach our magnum opus.”
Whether it is closing out EDC Las Vegas, finding the newest talent, or spinning the decks in Ibiza, Lee Foss is there recognized and respected. Don’t miss your limited chance to see him in the DMV at Moonrise festival in 37 days.
Tickets are still available and can be purchased here. We’ll see you at Pimlico in less than a month!