As a long standing member of the Northwest DJ community, the name ‘Gene Lee’ has become synonymous with quality, forward thinking music. Large venue or small, Gene’s sets are always intimate, heartfelt and his energy on stage is rarely matched. His eclectic taste in electronic grooves has left him on the cutting edge of every genre he plays, making him a long-time favorite of electronic music connoisseurs worldwide.
As a Producer, Gene maintains a very busy schedule. Not limited by genre, Gene’s appreciation for all types of music has given him the ability to work with a variety of artists from wide array of genres. His collaborations with artists include: The Lost Boys, Sean Majors, Donald Glaude, The Lawnchair Generals, Jon Lee and Wesley Holmes.
After spending endless hours in the studio with long time friend, Sean Majors, the two decided to create the record label, Pound Music as a way to output their studio creations. After launching at the beginning of 2007, Pound Music has maintained a steady schedule of releases. By consistently infiltrating playlists and topping the charts of some of the worlds most renowned DJs, Pound Music has made its mark on the global dance music community.
In 2011 Gene Lee partnered up with longtime friend, Wesley Holmes for several collaborations. Their love for the newly evolving genre Nu-Disco prompted them to make a studio mix which encapsulated their favorite songs. “Nu-Phase” generated over 20,000 downloads in a few weeks time and is still popular with Nu-Disco fans today.
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Why do you play music?
I play music because it is an outlet for my personal expression. Listening to my past songs and mixes, conjures a sense of nostalgia for what I was experiencing at that time in my life. DJing has definitely become a healthy outlet for expressing my emotions. I use music to show others what is in my heart.
What do you see as your role in the music world going into the future?
I feel that my future role in music is to be a mentor to the new generation. There are so many talented artists who are up and coming right now. Without the right attitude and knowledge on how to handle a successful career in music, one can easily burn out.
Favorite label or artist from the past year?
I can say without hesitation, my favorite label in the last year has been Enormous Tunes out of Switzerland. They feature my favorite artists in dance music right now. Nora En Pure, Me & My Toothbrush and Sons of Maria have been in heavy rotation for the last year.
What are you looking forward to most this year?
I am mostly looking forward to seeing where the electronic music scene progresses this year. 2014 was the biggest year for electronic music to date and it is growing even more day-by-day.
01 | Soosh – For You (Synkro Edit)*
02 | Echodust – Fallen
03 | Fairchild – I Just Want You
04 | Elderbrook – How Many Times (Andhim Remix)
05 | Henry Krinkle – Stay (Justin Martin Remix)
06 | Matvey Emerson – Run Away
07 | Sons Of Maria – Foyer
08 | Disciples – They Don’t Know
09 | Qubiko – Alive
10 | Curses, SYF, DKDS – Trouble feat. SYF (Shiba San Remix)
11 | Matvey Emerson – Over
* | Intro By: Alan Watts