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Leni K has been a professional DJ for over 20 years! His early musical influences include Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, OMD, Depeche Mode, New Order, Nitzer Ebb, Front 242 and various other industrial and synth-pop bands. Currently, Leni is inspired by DJ/Producer’s Danny Tenaglia, Superchumbo, Scumfrog, Peter Rauhofer, Deep Dish, Sander Kleinenberg & Junior Vasquez. Leni’s current DJ style is a combination of infectious basslines, progressive tribal rhythms, tech house, and of course, that special vocal track thrown in for excitement. Dramatic builds, and “hands in the air” energy are the trademarks of Leni’s DJ sets, which consistently leave crowds cheering for more. One of Leni’s main goals is to bring all types of people together for one thing; THE MUSIC!
Over the years, Leni has played along side international “heavy hitters” the likes of: Paul Oakenfold, Superchumbo, Junior Vasquez, Boy George, Danny Howells, Tall Paul, Keoki, Max Graham, Scott Henry, Micro, DJ Dan, Bad Boy Bill, Jerry Bohnam, Feelgood, Donald Glaude, Layo & Bushwacka, Sandra Collins, & DJ Icey!
Since 1994 Leni has been one of only 150 DJ’s in the country to receive the honor of being named a weekly Billboard Reporter for the National Club Chart. His job is to test records in his market, report the results to the record labels and to compile the results in his weekly chart, which in turn contributes to the National Club Chart.
In 1995, with the help of Two Friends, Leni founded “The Spot Nightclub” in Baltimore and in 1998 he launched “Bang The Spot”, a bi-weekly party showcasing elite national and international DJ talent, as well as, helping break new and upcoming talent into the area. The Spot has received many accolades through various media sources including being named “Best Dance Club” by the City Paper in 1999.
In 1997 Leni dove head first into production. Molding years of ideas and most importantly dance floor experience, producing was the next logical step and a natural extension of his polished DJ skills. His first project was with Baltimore’s internationally known DJ/Producer DJ Who. Together they remixed Pretty Poison’s #1 hit “Catch Me I’m Falling” for the 10 year anniversary remix package. Later in the same year, Leni founded THE Q&K Session along with fellow Baltimore DJ/Producer Shawn Q. The Q&K Session has 3 12" single releases and 8 remix credits to their name. Amber’s “The Need To Be Naked” went #1 with the help of their remix! The Mike G remix of the Q&K Session’s “Pulsate” and the Q&K Session’s remix of The Clinic’s “Lay It Down” was considered for both Satoshi Tomie and Deep Dish’s Global Underground CD’s respectfully! International heavy hitters Danny Tenaglia, David Morales, Rodger Sanchez, Victor Calderone, That Kid Chris, Superchumbo & Junior Vasquez have been heard spinning “Bangin It To The Bone”, a mash-up of LNR “Work It To The Bone” and Kenlu 6 “Bangin’” re-edited by The Q&K Session!
2001 was a good year! Buzzlife and Ultraworld Productions asked Leni to spin on the main stage at “Odyssey” located in the DC Armory alongside headliners Boy George, DJ Dan, Bad Boy Bill, & Scott Henry!
Later in 2001, Leni, along with partners, opened up Redwood Trust. Described by many as the most beautiful nightclub that Baltimore has ever seen! Trust is equipped with a world-class custom installed digital integrated Phazon sound system installed by Steve Dash from the legendary Twilo in NY! In 2002 the City Paper named Trust “Best Dance Club”!
In Oct 2002 world reknown Buzzlife Productions called Trust their home on Saturday nights for 10 months and asked Leni to be a resident DJ.
In 2003, after dissolving the Q&K Session, Leni wanted to head in a new direction of producing progressive and forward thinking house music! Leni joined forces with Harrisburg Pennsylvania’s DJ/Producer Kevin Sheetz, a pioneer in the central PA underground scene to form the production duo “K&S Project”.
2004 was an impressive year for Leni! The K&S Project’s first remix for Kristine W’s “Fly Again” on Tommy Boy Records, went to #1 with the help of their remix! Also, their first original project “The Music” was signed to *69 Records! On the DJ front, Leni was praised for his energy charged opening and closing sets for Paul Oakenfold & Sandra Collins during their stop at Buzzlife Production’s “Cubik” in DC! In addition, Leni had people talking for months about his 5 hour “hands in the air” opening set for the legendary Jr. Vasquez at Pure Nightclub in Philly. Later that month, Leni found himself opening for Bad Boy Bill at Cubik with overwhelmingly positive reviews.
So far in 2005, the K&S Project has landed their 2nd #1 remix for Jason Walker’s “Set It Free” on JVM Records! Their debut original production “The Music” was officially released for WMC and 6 months later the record is still climbing the charts! Peter Rauhofer included “The Music” on his latest mix CD compilation “Live @ Roxy 4” and “The Music” is also included on *69’s “Divas To The Dancefloor Vol 2”! In addition, Ocsar G has included the K&S Project’s “The Music” on his latest mix CD compilation entitled “Made In Miami”!
Leni K Discography
2006 K&S PROJECT ANYWAY unreleased
2005 K&S PROJECT THE MUSIC *69
2002 Q&K SESSION PULSATE Dorigen
2002 Q&K SESSION OUT THERE Funked-Up
2001 Q&K SESSION HARDSYNC Dorigen
2005 HOWARD HEWETT One Moment In Time (K&S Project Vocal Mix) Silver Blue
2005 HOWARD HEWETT One Moment In Time (K&S Project Dub Mix) Silver Blue
2005 JASON WALKER Set You Free (K&S Project Vocal Mix) JVM
2005 JASON WALKER Set You Free (K&S Project Dub Mix) JVM
2004 DEBI NOVA One Rhythm (K&S Project Club Vocal Mix) WB
2004 AMICI Unchained Melody (K&S Project Remix) BMG
2004 KRISTINE W Wonder Of It All (K&S Project Vocal Mix) Tommy Boy
2003 KRISTINE W Fly Again (K&S Project Vocal Mix) Tommy Boy
2003 KRISTINE W Fly Again (K&S Project Dub Mix) Tommy Boy
2003 KRISTINE W Fly Again (K&S Project Dub Remix) Tommy Boy
2003 ULTRA NATE Brass In Pocket (Q&K Session Vocal Mix) Blu Fire
2002 DJ WHO & NEOVERSE Can You… (Q&K Session Trust Mix) Tribe Limited
2002 AMBER The Need To Be Naked (Q&K Session Trust Dub) Tommy Boy
2002 ERIN HAMILTON I Got The Music In Me (Q&K Session Trust Dub) Jungle Red
2002 THE CLINIC Lay It Down (Q&K Session Trust Mix) Tribe Limited
2002 REGENCY BUCK Free To Change Your Mind (Q&K Session Trust Vocal mix) Dreamworks
2002 REGENCY BUCK Free To Change Your Mind (Q&K Session Trust Dub mix) Dreamworks
2001 JOI CARDWELL Candi (Q&K Session Trust Vocal mix) No-Madd
2001 JOI CARDWELL Candi (Q&K Session Flying Higher Dub) No-Madd
1999 RENE FROGER Crazy Way About You (Q&K Session Remix) Rampage
1997 PRETTY POISON Catch Me I’m Falling 97’ (Leni K & DJ Who Remix) Svengali
2004 BUGGLES-Video Killed The Radio Star (K&S Project Boot Mix)
2004 SUPA DJ DMIRTY-Don’t Talk Me Down (K&S Project Rmx)
2002 LNR-Work It To The Bone/KENLU 6-Bangin (Q&K Session Mash Up)
2000 KOSHEEN-Hide You (Q&K Session Rmx)
2005 K&S Project-THE MUSIC-Star 69 Extended Mixes Vol 6
2005 K&S Project-THE MUSIC-Oscar G Made In Miami *69
2005 K&S Project-THE MUSIC-Divas to the Dancefloor Vol 2 *69
2005 K&S Project-THE MUSIC-Peter Rauhofer Live @ Roxy Vol 4 *69