2010 saw the injection of Lee Osborne onto the electronic dance music radar and 2011 sea’s this exciting new UK trance talent take control of Mondo Recording's 100th release. It’s about time we introduced you to him then…
Proclaimed by dance music luminaries as one of the most exciting new producers on the scene right now, the dynamic forward thinking artist Lee Osborne took the dance music scene by storm in 2010.
A DJ, producer and promoter for 10 years, and part of a well known infamous London collective alongside Ali Wilson, Matt Smallwood and Ben Gold, it wasn’t until his remix of ‘Automanual’ became Marco V’s most requested track in his live sets that people really started to sit up and take notice.
The phenomenal progressive tech re-work was an instant hit and the first ever remix of the classic was released on Marco's critically acclaimed Incharge records. But this was only the beginning, with nearly 30 tracks to his name, over the past 10 years Osborne was already a prolific producer so there was no surprise that he had been locked up in the studio for nearly 18 months developing his indelible new sound, a distinctive mix of trance, techno and progressive bass driven grooves...
Now armed with a pioneering original full catalogue of ground breaking material, Osborne was ready to take the game on in full force, it was his time. The self proclaimed release of ‘Innocent’ featured on WA-X Records was the prologue to the aforementioned rise and support from the World’s biggest DJ Tiesto, only consolidated his new vision.
Mondo Records soon followed up with the signing's of the more melodic ‘Eight’ & ‘Nine’ but the jewel in the crown was with Incharge’s second signing, the original debut called ‘Blow Me’ which still remains number 1 in the Tech Trance charts today, and following single ‘NKM’.
Unifying once again with his long time production partner Ali Wilson during the creation of his much anticipated album ‘Phenomenal’ resulted in the creation of ‘Absolute’ which made Armin Van Buuren’s tune of the week on the prestigious ASOT radio show. This was to be the A side of their first EP release on High Contrast including B side ‘Monastery’ which is also featured on the labels ‘Best of 2010・ and Ronald Van Gelderen’s High Contrast Presents album.
With the second EP ‘Sonar’ & ‘Flash’ already scheduled for release in January, his momentum is gathering exceptional pace. And with over 10 more releases already scheduled over the next three months one thing is true he will always be a forefront
CURRENT RELEASE: ‘NINE’
After the huge success of his debut release last year with the seminal “Eight”, Lee Osborne is back with the aptly titled “Nine”. Lee’s ability to fuse big room melodies with groove fuelled percussion is second to none; “Nine” encapsulates this with its big hands in the air riff, rolling bass line and addictive groove.
On the flip, the much sought after production skills of Ali Wilson spin the original mix on its head. Ali provides his distinctively recognisable mark, adding extra elements to the groove and building upon the already huge Osborne breakdown to epic effect.
DJ Support: Judge Jules (@BBC Radio 1), Alex MORPH, Ernesto vs Bastian, M.I.K.E, Jon O’Bir, Big Al, Arnej, tyDi, Jochen Miller, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Flash Brothers, Niklas Harding, Ben Gold, Mark Sherry and more.
WHAT’S NEXT FOR LEE OSBORNE
After a seriously busy 2010, man of the moment Lee Osborne announces his up and coming release schedule for the first quarter of the year. First we have the more uplifting tech trance sound and follow up to first release on Mondo Records ‘Nine’ coming out this February 14th which also includes Eight with the pre-order package.
Returning to the High Contrast imprint after 2 double EP releases with Ali Wilson namely ‘Absolute, Monastery, Sonar and Flash’ are two fresh singles for Nu Breed called ‘NKM’ and ‘Questions’ due out this summer. To finish we are very proud to announce that World famous super club Slinky have signed ‘Face-lift’ & ‘Flex’ to their digital label for imminent release. With big room lead lines, killer riffs and rolling basslines, the two new signing's are perfect so the Slinky signature sound.
Osborne is currently working in the studio making the finishing touches to another selection of monster tracks, keep in touch with all his latest releases at www.leeosborne.com where you can also stream his latest tunes and his latest podcast.