When thinking of Switzerland people do not immediately associate the mountainous nation with a rich electronic music scene. Basel-bred DJ Le Roi is about straighten this misconception. With his exquisite sound of deep, funky house he has been earning his stripes during the last couple of years. Le Roi will touch down in Amsterdam for the ADE Electronique Showcase. So we were delighted to be featuring Le Roi for this week’s mix.
Le Roi, aka Cedric Eichenberger, grew up in the hiphop and soul infused house decade that were the nineties. From a young age he knew he wanted to be a DJ, and so started to realise this dream at about eighteen years old, when he was still finishing his study. During his apprenticeship he spent as much of his remaining time on mastering his skills, both behind the decks as in the studio. Success was soon to follow.
After becoming one of the most frequently booked artists in Switzerland, it was time for his first release. And so ‘I Get Deep’ (2007) hit the airwaves, a classic house hit which earned Le Roi the support of Luciano, DJ T, and others. The track was re-released in 2012, including remixes by DJ T and Joris Voorn. In the meantime he released singles for labels such as Get Physical, Noir Music, Compost, Local Talk and Casual Lab. Of course international bookings appeared in growing numbers too. Le Roi has been asked to play in cities like Berlin, London, Miami and Lisbon to name a few.
We now have a chance to catch Cedric in Amsterdam during ADE, where he will surely bring down the house at Electronique’s Showcase on Thursday, October 17th. With the outbound and cosy VLLA as its location, this will be one of the more intimate get-togethers during the Amsterdam Dance Event. Le Roi will be playing alongside Mat Joe, Jay West, John Monkman, Cosmic Cowboys, our very own Prunk & Pony and many more. Mind you that the showcase will start at two in the afternoon! Which leaves you enough room for another party afterwards, if you still have the energy, that is. With a little more than three weeks to go, treat yourself to this mixtape, and get an impression of the Swiss hombre’s style.
DJ Le Roi | Prunk & Pony| Cosmic Cowboys | Mat.Joe | John Monkman | Jay West |