With 16 years of experience producing and playing music, Leon Switch has been a more than active proponent operating across multiple scenes. As one half of the production duo, Kryptic Minds, Switch and Si Shreeve made deep, dark drum & bass for labels like Penetration, Defcom and Metalheadz which culminated in their 2009 album, Lost All Faith. Gradually making slower, more dubstep influence music the duo, now united in their change of tack, released One Of Us on Loefah’s then freshly minted SWAMP81 label, affording themselves a well received, deeply dark and cinematic full length mission statement which led to further releases on Tectonic, Black Box and Skream’s now defunct Disfigured Dubz over the years that followed as well as the founding of their own label Osiris Music UK. This purposeful switch up (pun v. much intended) served to open their collaborative music up to a whole other audience with altogether with their music appearing in Hollywood blockbusters like Elysium and taking them all over the world.
Last year saw Leon Switch stride out on his own with a reinvigorated purpose and when he did, his music instantly found a kindred spirit in Distance and his Chestplate label who released his 12”, ‘Deadlock’ b/w ‘Persepolisia.’ A long time staunch supporter of that original, basement dwelling, spacious dubstep sound, Chestplate feels like the perfect house for Switch’s cloying production style. Further cementing that relationship Switch will be appearing at the upcoming Chesplate Room Three takeover on 30th January where he’ll be appearing alongside Distance, Proxima and Cyrus. Ahead of the event he’s kindly outlined the type of thing you can expect from him this year with this 30 minute mixtape.