Leama (aka Marty Leama).
British born but Amsterdam based DJ, producer ‘Leama’ has been on the forefront of electronic dance music since the early days of house music.
Apart from having featured on over a whopping ‘One Million CD’s and sold over 100,000 12″ records, Leama also remixed some of the biggest artists in music including : Orbital, Nelly Furtado, Malcolm McLaren and Brian Eno.
Leama’s DJ career began in the United Kingdom and soon enough skyrocketed him to the top regions of the global scene by hitting the Top 100 DJ List, which then led to regular gigs alongside the likes of: Carl Cox, Steve Lawler, Michel De Hey, Lee Burridge, James Holden, Sasha, Slam, Sander Kleinenberg, John Creamer, Agoria, BT, Scumfrog, Damian Lazarus.
Globally, Leama has performed at many of the worlds top events including:
The Miami WMC, The Berlin Love parade, Renaissance UK, Ibiza – Underground, Pacha Tel Aviv and Get Physical in Amsterdam.
Next to being a respected DJ, Leama has proven himself to be a very skilled producer, with productions and remixes featured on various esteemed compilations from Global Underground, Renaissance, Sony Music and Ministry Of Sound.
After 8 years of production, Leama momentarily moved away from the dance floor to make a down tempo electronic album ‘Common Ground’ to critical worldwide acclaim.
As one half of ‘Grafiti’, this techno band gained support from the like of, John Digweed, Westbam, Dubfire, Pierce and Sander Kleinenberg.
The track ‘Sinner’ by Grafiti landed itself on Nick Warren’s Global underground compilation: ‘Lima’, which saw remix duties lie with German Techno producer ‘Pierce’ from ‘Get Physical’ and ‘Traum Schallplatten’.
A regular in South America, Asia and Europe, Leama also performs and co-promotes in Amsterdam including a Techno and house night called: ‘Positive Education’ at the city’s hit Venue ‘The Sugar factory’.
Leama is also the praised radio host of ‘Positive Education’ Radio and ‘Metrophonic’ Radio on DI.FM which have fast grown out to become one of the most popular internet radio shows and podcasts on the net, boasting guests such as, Sasha, Dixon, Damian Lazarus, Pig & Dan, Gary Beck, Spooky, James Zabiela, Slam, Ellen Allien and Nakadia.
Meanwhile, Leama continues to push boundaries as a DJ consisting of return trips to North and South America, Eastern Europe, Asia, plus monthly residencies in Amsterdam.
‘I like all kinds of music from down-tempo to techno, for me its about representing a sound that has ‘Style and Depth’ I like the build and the slow groove, but I also like big moments too’.