Leon Licht

Age : 27         Sex : Male         Zodiac :  Taurus         Country : Germany     City : Berlin

Genre : Deep Tech & Techno  Residency : Sisyphos  

 

For our 1 Year Anniversary we have decided to take a different path than usual. Below we have set up some questions and answers that will give you insight into who we are and what we do, and most importantly, why we do it.

 

For our 1 Year Anniversary Exclusive Mix, we have selected a very special and talented person, who has helped us since the beginning, Leon Licht. We couldn’t be happier to have met this great being, and we wish him all the success in the future, in many more decades to come. We hope you enjoy this very special day, the writeup and the music.

Interview 

What makes Smelly Feet Records so unique?

 

The creativity, the quality, and the consistency. Hand selected artists by not only sound, but by their persona. Our connection with the artists and the energy we put out. The relationships we make. The research we do to come up with interesting ways to tailor the interview. Having the complete freedom to present what we find appealing. The meeting of Boofy and Juba and the whole story behind it.

 

Are there any difficulties that you come across working as a duo opposed to a single mind? 

 

Creatively, we almost always see eye to eye, but if one person is having an off day, it can cause conflicts when trying to work on reaching goals. This is because we work incredibly close with each other and everything we do is done together. Personal life will obviously get in the way from time to time because we are both people who like to move around a lot and do a bunch of different things. We are always conscious of this and make sure that when we meet, we produce only the best possible content.

"...all collaborations start in the same way - we ask for a 60-75 minute exclusive mix, a list of stats, a short interview and a picture of their feetThe results are wildly different every single time."

What is Smelly Feet Records  doing at the moment, in a few sentences, tell the audience what they need to know.

 

We have put all of our efforts into finding artists from around the world, who work above and beyond to keep pushing their careers to the next level. By connecting with these people and finding out more about them, we become inspired and humbled by the amount of talent each artist has. Whether it be through the sounds, the settings or the sights, every single person we have worked with has been special to us in their own way. What makes Smelly Feet Records exceptional, is that all collaborations start in the same way - we ask for a 60-75 minute exclusive mix, a list of stats, a short interview and a picture of their feet. The results are wildly different every single time.

If there was one person, of all the artists you have worked with so far, who you would say has had the biggest impact on your journey?
 

Leon Licht.

"Leon’s responses helped us decide on a direction to take Smelly Feet Records, simply by giving us some of the insight and critiques...Leon gave us the confidence we needed to start."

Why is Leon so special to you?

 

In our eyes, Leon was the one who gave us the initial push to get us to where we are today. Before we met Leon, we were just two minds with one idea but no way to build on it. Without saying much, or even really trying, he helped us with everything. Leon’s responses helped us decide on a direction to take Smelly Feet Records, simply by giving us some of the insight and critiques he has about electronic music. Leon gave us the confidence we needed to start, just by agreeing to do a mix with us - even though we’d never met and our site had a pair of sneakers on the front page. To anyone reading this who knows Leon personally, you will know this was a big deal.

 

What makes Leon so unique?

 

His sound and personality. It’s a completely pure, passionate expression of himself. So many faces come and go, but Leon has a glow that sticks around and stays, long after the faces have disappeared. In our opinion, he is one of the most diverse personalities and it’s proven in the fact that he literally can adapt to any venue, setting, or atmosphere - from a small concrete room under a train station - to the big room of an old factory - to a boat on the river in the middle of a city - to the speakers in your headphones and homes - he can be anywhere and do anything.

 "...he is one of the most diverse personalities and it’s proven in the fact that he literally can adapt to any venue, setting, or atmosphere...he can be anywhere and do anything. ."

Is there anyone that you feel helps Leon in his day to day life and supports him in being the best possible person he can be?

 

Leon surrounds himself with a few close friends, other pure artists, people who he works with, and his girlfriend Vica. We have had the pleasure to meet Vica, and she is just as incredible as her counterpart Leon. They are both in full support of each other and are always looking out for each others best interests. They have a good back and forth, always making each other laugh, all the while never taking any of each others shit.

In a few sentences, talk about the mix. What about it inspired you, is there anything special you want the audience to know?

 

This mix came at a pivotal time in the Smelly Feet Records history. It inspired us because it brought us back to the roots of where it all began, and why we began to do this since Day 1. It made us think about the year, working on Smelly Feet Records, what we have completed, what we are doing, and what lies ahead. We want the audience to know about Leon and how special he is to us and why this particular spotlight is important.  It’s not always easy to be unique and creative, sometimes you have to push through the tough times and let the natural flow take its course. And above all, never forget why you began something this pure in the first place. Leon is living proof and we want to say thank you for everything - all the friends, all the artists, all the families, and all of you. All the love from Smelly Feet Records.

 ''I became a DJ because I fell in love with electronic music since I discovered it. To me, becoming a good DJ requires the ability to convince and move the people. I think I accomplished this with the following three things; a good groove, flexibility in sound and realness.'' - Leon Licht

End Interview