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Hes part of a restricted number of deejays of the new generation that exceeded the 100 gigs in the year of 2005 (132 gigs).
Former bass player of the band PHAZER, A&R for the national producer N. M. Na Musica Producoes, collaborator of V-Records store, and dj/producer for the world presentation of Mini Concept Car by BMW, Magillian acquired a notable reading of the dance floors as a deejay at Club Marginal (2001/2002) and Lisbons Lei Seca Lounge&Club, where he was also responsible for the musical direction and programming (2003-2005).
In 2005, he goes freelancing, choice that takes him to perform all over the country, accepting only monthly residences at Op Art , ltima S and RootsBAR.
Beyond the innumerable gigs in Portugal, Dj Magillian already performed at the Canaries Islands (Tenerife), Belgium (Brussels), South Africa (Durban) and, during 2006, he was invited to perform again in Spain (Barcelona) and Angola (Luanda).
A very versatile dj, endowed with an excellent technique, Magillian likes to lead the dance floors through a blast fusing of Minimal, Electro & Acid House.
He certainly is one of dj’s that more contributed, and still does, to the dance music scene in Portugal. His career is long, and its rising took place in the end of the 80s, specially in 1988, when he became the resident Dj for the then famous Plateau. Between 1989/1993, he was the resident DJ of some Lisbon clubs. Hes been to most Portuguese clubs, performing memorable nights, and has participated in the biggest national events together with great international names, as Underworld, Danny Tenaglia, Roger Sanchez, Deep Dish, Franois K, Carl Cox, Jeff Mills, Dave Clark, Groove Armada, and many others.
In February of 93, together with some other colleagues, he organized the first great event of dance music in Portugal , the memorable night at Convento de S. Francisco, Coimbra. However, it is in October 93, when he decides to accept the invitation for the mythical Lisbon Club Alcantara-Mar, where he remained as the resident DJ until its closing (March 1999), that he starts to be very requested to perform in the best national clubs and countries as France, Spain, Luxemburg, Norway, England, etc.
At Alcntara-Mar, as one of the responsible for the great boom of dance music in Portugal, he?s invited to record the first mixed album for a club Alcntara-Mar The House of Rhythm, which reached the gold record and was the best selling album in Portugal, with sales above the 30,000 (thirty thousand) copies. Luis Leite was the first national dj to receive a gold record, due to the sales of the mentioned album.
From then on, invitations to record mixed cds hadn’t stopped. The first album for Alcantara-Mar was followed by vols. 2 and 3, having recorded, until today, a total of 9 (nine) Mixed cds. In 1994, he starts producing with L.L. Project, having Rui da Silva in the co-production. Hes first record had unexpected success, containing two original titles, one of which, still today, is very requested at the dance floors – Khine#3, that will be edited for new remixes, this year, by the national Label Kaos Records.
To better divulge his own works and musical diversity, he opts on choosing different names, as Dj Face Off, Dark Mountain Group, Delicado, Crystal Symphony, L.L. Project and the project that it has in partnership with the tecno dj /producer Z Mig-L, the LM Connection. During January 2004, he records, as Delicado, the title Go Inside, which was edited this year by the Northern American label Undo Rec. and sub-label Gossip Rec. In 2004, as Crystal Symphony, he edits Native Women for the Tribe Records, one of the editing companies of the duo Chus & Ceballos, which was re-edited, containing new remixes, in 2005.
In 2004, he goes to WMC (Miami), where he had the chance to distribute, by a number of dj’ s/ producers, some of the new features he produced, having some of these works been edited by the Italian label Voice of the Underground (VOTU), with two different maxis: the new L.L. Project – Fire (dance) and Alex S and Luis Leite – Don’ t swallow Ep. With project Delicado he edits, at the end of 2005, in the United States, for the Undo Records, the title Go Inside, feat Claudia Franco. Still as Delicado, and feat the well known portuguese model/ actress Fernanda Serrano, he edits, also during the year of 2005, a title for a national compilation called Amo.te. This compilation includes two versions of the title Amo.te – one more jazz-electro like (original version) and other turned more to the dance floors.2006 starts well in the production area; Together with his partner, the dj and producer Alex Santos, he creates another project, besides Delicado, the Dark Mountain Group, for alternative sounds.
The first single, Lose Control, was edited in March by the Label of the musician, dj and English producer Ben Watt, Buzzin Fly, and was considered title of the week in the British chain BBC music site, having reached number 1 at the Hype Chart of British magazine DJ Magazine, in the first fortnight of April.
The title was subject of the most fantastic and unexpected reactions: From deep heads to Dark heads, has been unanimously praised by Pete Tong, Erick Morillo, King Britt, Danny Howells, Dj Vibe, Ashley Beedle, Charles Webster, Marques Wyatt, Roger Sanchez, Pete Heller, NIC Fanciulli, Justin Martin, Heidi and many others.
Lose Control already has about ten licensing, and was included in the new CDs and Compilations of some of the most appraised djs and editing world companies, such as Erick Morillo, Ben Watt, Dj Vibe, Heidi, Get Physical, Buzzin Fly and many others.
At the editing company of the North American Eddie Amador, Mochico Primo, he will edit one of his own remixes as Crystal Symphony, for the title Dune, of The Vintage.
Khine#3 new remixes, which Luis Leite signs as L.L. Project, had been edited, in vinyl, at the beginning of 2006, by Kaos Records Portugal, with remixes of Mr. Tribe, Redkone and of Colombian Dj Spot.
Since 2001, Luis Leite is being nominated, in various categories, for the Dance Club Awards. In 2004 he was nominated for the categories of: Best National House Dj, Best National Hit Single, Best National Compilation and Best Event, having received the award for Better National Compilation’. He is an eclectic Dj, with a very personal style, connoisseur of vast musical styles, who adjusts easily, constantly evolving in his craft.
9 mixed compilations, of which if we detach the 3 volumes of Alcntara-Mar and Leite House, edited for EMI-Valentim de Carvalho, and the compilation he recorded together with his brother Paulo Leite – LeiteNightSessions. The last mixed cd was recorded in 2004, after the great party Ol, that took place in that same year – Ol Love2Dance in the sky. Compilations with original titles: some editions for Twisted Records and Tribal America (U.S.A), 1st volume for Progressive Attack and Frankfurt 23 (Germany); UMM (Italy), Kaos Records, Alternative Musica, Vidisco, EMI-Valentim de Carvalho, Universal, 2Dance, Free Sound, among others in Portugal.
Original titles: With maxi-single format (12 ), he edits various titles using diverse names: L.L. Project, Crystal Symphony, Delicado, LM Connection and DarkMountainGroup.
He got 2 Hits at an international level with the title Khine#3, with co-production of Rui Da Silva and, more recently, The Sound of Fashion, with co-production of Alex S. This last work was edited by EMI for France, Italy, Australia, Greece and Poland. The 2ndsingle as Delicado, feat. Kika Santos, was very appreciated by one of best djs of the world – Roger Sanchez, who included it several weeks in his Top10. This title was licensed for the French editing company, House Not Home Records. He also recorded, with Dj Z-Mig.L, one maxi-single as LM Connection – Jungle Urbano, for the independent Portuguese editing company of dance music, Magna Recordings.
Luis Leite,was recently invited to play with his DarkMountainGroup a dj/live set at Rock in Rio Lisboa Festival 2006 (The Electronic Tent). As a foreign invited Dj, he already performed in Belgium, Spain, France, Luxemburg, Norway, England and Switzerland.