Last June we checked in with globetrotting French house maestro Sébastien Léger while he was in the midst of a global tour celebrating two decades behind the decks. The veteran DJ/producer had just returned from playing his first-ever DJ dates in Mumbai and Delhi, and he gave us an earnest assessment of his debut in India. “It seems that India is not there yet. Far from it,” he told us. “The people who were at my gigs were great crowd though — responsive and overwhelming — but those were not the gigs of my life.”
Since last we spoke Léger has curated 20 Years, a retrospective compilation of his work for his Mistakes Music label. The 20-track release features an array of his productions as well as choice remixes for Ida Engberg and Claude VonStroke.
Over e-mail we asked Léger about 20 Years and what inspires his musical spirit.
“The passion,” he says. “That’s the only reason why I’m still doing this, even if sometimes it’s really hard at many, many points.” Continue Reading