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“If this show had an in-house orchestra, it would be LEE COOMBS” - Pete Tong, Radio One
From the start of his DJ career in 1989 Lee Coombs bathed himself in acid house parties in and around London and Cambridge. In an industry that is slip and slide at the best of times, Coombs rapidly made a name for himself. He went on to run his own labels including the critically acclaimed and much talked about electro-driven Zoid recordings.
It was whilst working at Intergroove in the late nineties that he met with Finger Lickin’ records. The rest is history. Coombs’ contribution meant that his acid-angled productions gave him a float all of his own. Seb Fontaine and Pete Tong noted Coombs as the ‘man to watch’ after his ‘Future Sound Of Retro’ album was released on Finger Lickin’ in June 2001. Remixes including Quivver and Sister Bliss set the stepping stones to the success that would follow. Soon his talents were being called upon to put his twist on everyone from New Order to Lamb to Moby.
Lee then got a call from Paul Oakenfold resulting in the almighty Perfecto Breaks album which was launched to critical acclaim in October 2002. Lee went on to remix Oakenfold’s single ‘Time of Your Life’. His notoriety prompted a request for Lee to fly to Prague in the summer of 2003 to record with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra the theme music for the BBC television program “Born To Win”.
2004 saw Lee Coombs back in the studio writing like a demon in preparation for the release of his much-anticipated artist album “Breakfast Of Champions”. He collaborated with some of the finest producers around including Dylan Rhymes, Christian J, Andy Gardner (Plump DJs) and Jem Panufnik (Soul Of Man). The album is a sure-fire winner full of breakbeat bombs and tech-house monsters. The first single from the album “Alright All-Night”/“Dubhead” went straight to No.1 in the DJ Mag Beats & Breaks Chart, got multiple plays on national radio and received rave reviews in all major publications. The second single features one of Lee’s largest remixes to date - Oakenfold’s “Time Of Your Life” with a re-working of New Order’s “Crystal” on the flip. The third single “Shiver” feat Katherine Ellis which got immediately snapped up by the legendary house label Azuli records was tipped by Radio One to be the crossover hit we’ve all been waiting for, it went on to be one of the largest vocal anthems of 2005. To support the release of the album Lee embarked on a US tour and an Australasian Tour at the end of the year which culminated at Sydney’s Field Day - a 25,000 person event on New Year’s Day.
After the release of ‘Breakfast of Champions’ Lee felt it was time to make a few changes on how his music was being projected. After long consideration he decided to split from Finger Lickin’ records and concentrate on putting music out on his own label ‘Thrust Recordings’, along with releases planned for Adrift records and Meat Katie’s own Lot49 imprint this brave move has resulted in a much more solid backbone for Lees own world of music and productions. Along with his highly acclaimed website which acts more like a radio station than a place of information, the word is spreading fast!
In 2005 Lee started his own club night in San Francisco ‘Thrust’. After regular trips to San Fran over the last 5 years and working hard to build his reputation and individual style he felt it was time to set up a home of his own. This quarterly event quickly became one of the busiest and hottest tickets in town! And with help from the Space Cowboys and Opel Productions this was the dream residency that Lee had always been working towards. Together with his regular internet radio show and podcasts on San Fran’s Frisky Radio, things are looking great for the future.
2006 sees Lee getting ready for the July release of his new DJ compilation ‘The Land of the Monkey Snake’. Inspired by a trip to a certain Festival in the desert Nevada USA in 2005, he has put together a journey of deep and twisted acid and electro grooves similar to the DJ sets that won him many fans out there on the Playa! Featuring new exclusive tracks and remixes from Lee himself, Meat Katie, Elite Force and more. And including Lees huge and yet unreleased reworking of the Electro House anthem Freaks – Creeps!
Backing all this up with a hectic remix schedule and constant DJing around the world, people are sitting up and taking notice of his extraordinary talent. You will too!