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OFFICIAL WEBSITE – Dj/Producer LEE KALT’s “Kiss & Fly” declared “essential” on Independence day by Erick Morillo and BBC Radio 1. In 2007 “Special K” chosen as essential by Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 and song of the year by Erick Morillo in DJ Mag Top 100 poll.
It’s May 2001, and the day of Danny Tenaglia’s official return to the legendary club Twilo, New York. Amidst all the excitement and celebration, before the night even began, police chained closed the doors of the club and shut it down for good.
What could have ended the night then and there, was just the catalyst that would guide Dj/Producer Lee Kalt’s musical career in years to come. In last minute desperation, Lee made a quick call to Danny’s manager, and together they transported the last night of Twilo to Lee’s loft in Soho. Tenaglia arrived under the cover of night and Lee kicked off the party with his own opening set for a crowd of 500 people among which Danny Howells and Satoshi Tomie were a few of the notables in attendance. While the party that night ended after 27 hours, Lee’s career in the music industry was just beginning.
A few weeks later, Lee Kalt ‘officially’ introduced himself to the New York City club life as the founding resident of the legendary Sullivan Room. Lee’s flawless and pounding sets formed Fridays @ SR into one of New York’s most well-respected house music parties, showcasing up and coming Dj’s from all over the world including Lee Cabrera, Dirty Vegas, Luiz Diaz, and AstroGlyde.
By the time Lee left his residency at Sullivan Room in 2002, he was already a star in New York City’s nightlife, becoming the choice opener and resident DJ for several new nightclubs and lounges in Manhattan including Bed, Cain, Crobar, Centro-fly, Pink Elephant, Le Souk and Sullivan Room as well as the musical host of many well-known parties in the Hamptons, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Miami, San Francisco, reaching as far globally as Asia.
During his travels and residencies, Lee has played with the some of the most talented Djs in the world including Danny Tenaglia, Sasha, Behrouz, James Zabiela, Luke Fair, Arthur Explicit, Sander Klieneberg, Tom Stephan (aka Superchumbo), Cedric Gervais, Dj Rap, Peter Rauhofer, Ivano Bellini, Low End Specialists, Stan Kolev, Mr. C, Jonny Vicious, John Digweed, Timo Mass, and Erick Morillo.
Since his start, Lee’s djing style has been a force to be reckoned with. His live sets are cutting edge, picking up where most other DJs have left off. Lee stands out as an artist looking to bring the highest levels of production to his work, crediting Danny Tenaglia, Deep Dish, Loco Dice and Timo Mass, as the main influences for his musical style today. Lee’s latest production “Special K” was recently signed by Erick Morillo’s label Subliminal Records and promises to be one of biggest records in Ibiza and summer of 2007.
Although Lee has been djing since his first high-school dance, his talents and accomplishments have reached beyond the scope of dance music. Lee Kalt is also a painter, and his pre 9/11 painting of two lightning bolts hitting the twin towers hung in the Norman Rockwell museum, in Stockbridge, MA.
Before finishing high school, Lee had written, produced, and starred in his own off-Broadway musical, called “Inappropriate.” The musical ran off-Broadway in New York City for 2 years and was also showcased in Los Angels, where it received rave reviews and the interest of several Hollywood producers for film options.
Between 1997-2000 Lee Kalt attended the TISCH School of Arts, at New York University where he studied Film and Theater.
Before turning his life’s ambition toward music, Lee Kalt was a 5 star Chef, running two restaurants as the executive Chef ’ Stockbridge Cabaret’ and Dinner Theater at The Mansion. As a Chef Lee studied in the US and abroad making Tuscany, Italy his second home for two years, to soak up a wealth of Italian culinary knowledge.
Lee stands out as an artist looking to bring the highest levels of production to his work, crediting Danny Tenaglia, Deep Dish, Loco Dice and Timo Mass, as the main influences for his musical style today. He is the driving force behind LK RECORDS and all of the artists it represents. In the the summer of 2007 Lee signed his soon to be vocal house classic " Special K" feat. Missus M to Erick Morillo’s prestigious Subliminal Records. “Special K” proved to be one of the biggest records not only in Ibiza but in 2007- it was “Essential Tune of the Week” on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 show The Essential Mix, and recently selected as “Tune of 2007” by Erick Morillo in DJ Mag’s Top 100 issue.
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