LEANNE

LEANNE

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DJ Leanne ‘GirlOnWax’ likes deep, funky basslines and has been involved in Vancouver' House Music community since the early nineties…She’s a solid player in Canada’s DJ cir... read more
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Location: Vancouver, Canada Canada
Genre: House

DJ Leanne ‘GirlOnWax’ likes deep, funky basslines and has been involved in Vancouver’ House Music community since the early nineties…She’s a solid player in Canada’s DJ circuit and continues to contribute to Vancouver’s thriving electronic music scene.

Thus far, Leanne has had some fantastic spinning opportunities abroad…On the road with the Lilith Fair Tour 1998, being the most memorable. Her booty shakin’ brand of House has provided performances across Canada, U.S.A., Mexico and Europe. She has played alongside many worldwide talents such as Deep Dish, Ian Pooley, Gene Farris, Herbert, Marques Wyatt, Doc Martin, Jeno and Honey Dijon, to name a few.

Before Leanne’s production company ‘GirlOnWax’ was launched in 1999, she acted as Publicist for the critically acclaimed Canadian House Music label Nordic Trax , and Booking Liaison for the music venue Sonar. She coordinated & hosted large capacity concerts like LTJ Bukem & The Progression Sessions, The Jungle Brothers, The Herbaliser, Kid Koala & Bullfrog, Lee Scratch Perry, Swayzak & various Ninja Tune artists.

With a degree in broadcasting and a lot of drive, Leanne has also been climbing the radiobroadcast ladder. It started in 1997 with the House music radio show House Call that she produced and hosted with DJ Little T. In 1999 she DJ’ed, programmed and hosted a 4-show, 9-hour intensive ‘History Of Electronic Music’ for CBC RADIO which was broadcast nationally across Canada. In 2000 she was featured on Germany’s largest electronic music radio station: Groove Nation.

In 2000 GirlOnWax Productions began hosting various projects, the most exciting of those Fresh Air 96.1FM, “Vancouver’s Only House Music Radio Show”. She and partner/agent Simon Kane produced and hosted the Saturday night show, which featured live DJ sets, interviews and comedic announcing. Exciting producers/DJ’s graced the Fresh Airwaves: Danny Tenaglia, Mark Farina, Charles Webster, Gene Ferris, Hipp-E, Ben Watt/Lazy Dog, Capitol A, DJ Heather, DJ Disciple and Onionz, to name a few. Fresh Air Radio consistently provided the best local and international House DJ’s alongside a solid dose of House Music education.

Another consequential part of DJ Leanne is her up & coming talent as a Vocalist. Thus far she has recorded vocals for artists such as:

Doc Martin & DJ Buck, Korben Dallas, Jay Tripwire,

and Hipp-E & Halo,

The latest GirlOnWax project: CEO and creator of The Rhythm Institute DJ School. Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, The Rhythm Institute is the first of its kind in Western Canada. Sponsored by Tom Lee Music and The Atomic Iris design Crew her team of professional DJ instructors give hands-on training on how to perform all the skills necessary to become a DJ. Leanne developed the Course Curriculum and acts as Administrator & Head Instructor. The 6-week courses offered by The Rhythm Institute take students step by step through all of the latest mixing and turntablism techniques (beginning & intermediate), while focusing on various aspects of electronic music education.

Leanne has been awarded honorable mentions for borth the 2001 Best Local DJ ‘Georgia Straight Awards’ and 2002 Favourite Local DJ ‘The Westender Viewers Choice Awards’.