Mustache & Loud Presents, LEE VAN DOWSKI
LEE VAN DOWSKI
Cocoon, Crosstown Rebels, Suara, Mobilee, Tronic, Bedrock, Soma, Snatch!, Octopus, Mood, Mute, Rebellion, Noir, ect ect..
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Lee Van Dowski: The very name exudes style and intrigue—a country lord, perhaps, who at night throws open the manor gates to host all-night bacchanals legendary for their wine and song.
And though the French-born, Geneva-based artist may not have a manor to his name, the rest isn't far off the mark. Born Renaud Lewandowski, Lee has earned a reputation as a kind of dark prince of uplifting electronic music—a trickster who spreads his mischief via long, undulating DJ sets and bewilderingly epic releases.
No surprise to learn that Lee's roots go deep. His musical prehistory may be similar to many of his generation: raised on rock and hip-hop, complete with the obligatory attempt to learn to play guitar followed by short-lived bands with schoolmates. But Lee was the beneficiary of his stepfather's eclectic musical tastes, which spanned classical, jazz, funk, rock and even musique concrete and academic electronic music. "I was fascinated by the metallic sleeves and their geometrical designs," he remembers, suggesting a possible source for the shimmering timbres and clever vectors of his own music.
The pieces first fell together in 1993, when a friend invited Lee to attend a rave in southern France, near where he lived. "That was the shock of my life," says Lee, echoing a sentiment that will be familiar to many. "That was what I was looking for, without really knowing it—thousands of people dancing and sweating in the open air. An amazing soundsystem. And this never-ending kick that drives you to madness… Since that day, I've devoted my life entirely to being a part of this."
Lee got involved with the infamous Dragon Bal raves, where Miss Kittin got her start; he worked mundane jobs, saved money, bought decks and a mixer and taught himself to spin. He came to production the same way, beginning with an MPC2000, but translating the sounds in his head into its fat, blocky pads wasn't as easy as it seemed. His ambitions took Lee to Geneva, where he earned a degree in music engineering, but it may have been his next job, working in a Lausanne music shop, that really signalled his entry into the world of electronic music. "Even if the boss was a crazy guy, the shop was like a goldmine, full of gear and old analog synths, drum machines, all the recording and mixing tools you could dream of," he recalls with awe. He took advantage of his employee discount to build out his studio, and just as importantly, the shop served as a focal point for all the area's musicians. It was here that Lee would meet both Quenum and Luciano—and from there, as they say, the rest is history…
Between 2004 and 2013 he was a mainstay at Luciano’s highly regarded Cadenza troupe. Over nine years the highly prized Gallic import played Vagabundos parties the world over, while dropping a series of tantalising dancefloor groovers on the respected imprint led by 2004’s ‘Extension/Oregon’ EP with Quenum, ‘La Cucina Del Cabrón’ with Glimpse in 2009 and ‘Bimbam’ in 2011.
Outside of Cadenza, Lee was also industrious, releasing a full-length album with Quenum on Soma in 2006 titled ‘As Told On The Eve Of…’ while further bolstering his production credentials with a steady stream of weapons on Bpitch Control, Wagon Repair, Bedrock, Suara, Rekids, Noir and Rebellion (sub-label of Crosstown Rebels).
But it was with Mobilee, the label presided over by Anja Schneider and Ralf Kollmann that rang strongest for Lee when he was a looking to creatively challenge himself with a new home. Having already dropped a handful of cuts on Mobilee and its sister imprint Leena, he told Deep House Amsterdam in an interview that he was attracted to the crew because of their passionate approach and sense of humour and said the freedom they gave their artists was “endless”.
Since joining the Berlin-based crew, Lee has thrived, enjoying a career best purple patch that saw him release no less than 17 tracks in 2015. The jewel in the crown? The surreptitiously named ‘050504’, a deep tribal gem canned by Sven Väth that became one of the year’s biggest techno tracks after it was first debuted in Anja Schneider’s Essential Mix in October 2014 to a buzzed response – a full three months before its release.
This almost-kinetic relationship Lee shares with Mobilee is one that continues to fuel his creativity and expansive approach to music production. In February 2016, he’ll release his first album in a decade and thanks to the label’s open-minded music policy, he’s expanded the sound palette even further. The 14-track longplayer ‘Cerca Trova’ sees the artist hark back to his nascent rave years when Autechre, Aphex Twin and Boards of Canada ruled the stereo. From ambient techno to breaks, electro and acid, the work is ambitious, inspired and like all the best musical experiences – ultimately surprising.
Count Lee has returned to his Swiss manor, the gates are wide open, and the beat is beckoning.
Bangkok to Berlin, Superstar Panda is spreading his love of music internationally, he loves what he does and he loves what he plays and above all, he loves to see his audience having a good time.
Renowned for his mix of Nu-Disco, Deep house, Tech house, Techno and progressive electronic music, Superstar Panda’s rocking Bangkok Party scene like no others, with his strong will in bringing House and Electronic music to be known in Thailand.
Superstar Panda are one of the first that brings Deep house music and Tech House to be known in Bangkok Party scene which is quite dominated by Commercial dance music. Not like the other, DJ Superstar Panda did not give up on his effort in playing what he loves, he become shining like a star in 2012 and started to be well recognized internationally and booked to play in Europe where we all know it is Tech House motherland!
�Started his DJ career in the infamous Fullmoon party origin “Koh Phagnan”, Superstar Panda begins his music business at “Funky Buddha” the Island bar that keep rocking every Full moon party with thousands of traveller from all over the world. Currently based in Bangkok, one of the busiest party scene in Asia, where he plays at top night clubs and famous parties around Bangkok and all over Thailand such as Glow, Tapas, Lust party, and his signature With Love party!
Superstar Panda is a co-founder of “With Love Party” which is a successful party organizer in Bangkok. He started With Love with only 2 friends who share the same interests in club culture. Initially began with a small group of friends gathering for a good time, but words to words, people came for good music his small party became too small, forcing them to organize in bigger and bigger venue and now it is unstoppable.
Superstar Panda plays alongside with various famous DJ such as Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Hot Since 82, Oliver Koletzki ,Pan-Pot, Einmusik, NOIR , Guti, Andre Galluzi , Tiefschwarz ,Kenny Larkin, Jay Lumen, Robert Babicz, Monkey Safari, Channel x, Amir ,Christian Prommer , Chris Wood& Meat , Animal trainer, Marco Resmann, Niko schwind , Björm störn , Sascha Dive, Meinhardt, Nico Stojan , Boy Next Door , Danny Farber , Sese, Jens Bond, Tomoki Tamura, Nakadia , Makus Homm , Gunnar Stiller, Domenic D' Agnelli , Padre el Ferenco,James What , Pompelmo essap, Dandy aka peter Makto, Effect, Bee Lincoln.
In 2012-2013 Superstar Panda was on his International tour around Europe such as European main party event “ Berlin Beat and Boat” and “East Port Festival” 2013 in Berlin, Germany “Rave on Snow”2012 in Saalbach Hinterglemm in Austria, Penthaus Erding, Germany, SuCasa Ulm, Germany “Kunterbunt Open Air” in Munich, Germany ,”FULLMOONPARTY 2013” - Schönwetter Edition- Linz, Austria
in 2014 Berlin Beat and boat & Eastport Festival ,Golden Gate Berlin , Crack Bellmer, Kowaski , Open air Munich, Fullmoon party 2014.
TipTap's eclectic music style is heavily influenced from fabric and showcased on various internet radio stations across Europe. Playing gigs around the UK and with a successful show on Belgium's Warm FM, his passion for electronic music later led him to Berlin where his obsession with collecting music intensified. He moved to BKK not only with a large amount of vinyl, but also with a musical commitment.