Léonard de Léonard is a french electro, hip hop, pop artist who born in the 70’s in suburbian Paris, He started playing music with an electric guitar and a rhythm box. At school, he became friends with Olaf Hund, with whom he set up a band, Cosmogonifutil?, which led to an album and a series of concerts.
The guitar got dusty, but thanks to a sampler, Léonard got familiar with music software. He started working with young director Laurent Hart, for whom he composed the music for the Borderland video-game, and later for a series of short films: Cartonman. Both were nominated and rewarded at various festivals in Germany, Austria and France (2001).
Since 1999, Léonard de Léonard associated with Olaf Hund on the Musiques Hybrides label, on which he develops numerous collaborations. From hardcore techno to hip hop or French chanson to electronica, he meets Louise Vertigo, Gonzales, Rubin Steiner, Roudoudou, Norazia, Peaches, The Goats, Ming… In the meantime, Léonard mixes in Parisian clubs like the Batofar, Nouveau Casino, Divan du Monde, Glaz’art, Cabaret Sauvage…
On his machines, the compositions multiply and he decides to launch his own projects. The LEONIZER series begins with two vinyl Eps and one LEONIZER FEVER LP. This unidentified electro album illustrates Léonard’s multicultural style and ability to blend many musical genres.
In 2002, he travels throughout France and Europe as a dj and sound designer for Philippe Decouflé’s CYRK 13 (soundtrack by Olaf Hund). After that, he composed the music for a play, Universal Dancefloor (Night Fever Theatre Company).
With Seep and Mathias Schweizer (his vj and graphic designer since the 1st Leonizer), he founded the electro label Rolax in 2002. Rolax’s aim is to work on projects linking musicians and graphic designers.
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