#1 – Mallorca Lee

Over 20 years in the game and Mallorca Lee still maintains a unique Punk rock approach to both DJ’ing & music production that has helped him blow up the boundaries and pick locked the pigeon holes of modern day dance music that defies genre ! His hi-octane DJ sets consciously ignore musical divides, charging into the future while embracing the past, fearlessly mixing up his Classic production sets at the massive Back To The Future, Fantasylands, Fantazia events, Upfront sets at Coloursfest, Judgment Sunday’s, Planet Love, Homelands, Creamfields, InsideOut, Gatecrasher, Chill-out sets at the legendary Cafe Mambo, Ibiza and even smashing the main stage at the infamous Reading & Leeds Festivals where NME magazine proclaimed him“more rock and roll than Oasis! “. Could he even be “The voice of our RAVE generation ? “

In the summer of 1990 Mallorca Lee formed seminal rave group Ultra-Sonic and quickly went from playing illegal raves to headlining every major dance event around the world before many of today’s “super star DJ’s” had even mixed their first record ! He continued to do so with global chart toppers Public Domain in 2000 until he left the band to concentrate on his DJ’ing and solo productions in 2003. Mallorca’s first ever professional DJ gig was at the infamous Ministry of Sound, London in 2001!

From busting rhymes with rap legends Chuck D & Professor Griff (Public Enemy) during the London riots to supporting Tiesto each time he arrives in Scotland, closing his sold out - Kaleidoscope Tour in 2010, Scotland’s biggest annual dance festival Coloursfest in 2011 and Judgment Sundays, Ibiza with Judge Jules in 2012. The self confessed “Tekno Junkie” openly sites Hip-Hop & Acid House as his Rock & Roll ! This multi-talented madman has sold over 5 MILLION records worldwide, released over 10 artist albums and countless singles that have blazed an unmitigated trail thru acid house, rave, trance, hip-hop and the harder side of dance for over two decades. He has played in New York, Tokyo, Ibiza, Russia, New Zealand, Budapest and Germany just after the fall of the Iron curtain and toured Australia an astonishing 17 times, making him one of if not Scotland’s most enduring and ground breaking DJ / Producer’s.

Its not only in the Harder side of dance Mallorca has applied his talents, mixing 7 hour House set’s each night at his now legendary DON’T DELETE Weekenders in Beduin, London each month ( now in its 9th year). He also signed to Eric Morillo’s uber coolSubliminal Records as part of Scanners alongside David Forbes.  Their indispensable, vinyl only Debunk Music Imprint harbours some of the best producers in House music (Steve Lawler, Deepgroove, D.O.N.S. Mike Monday) and their Trance label Red Monkey Records signed and released the first ever recordings from Scottish Trance exports Signal Runners and Mark Sherry!

In 2008 Mallorca launched MLXL digital to continue championing new and exciting artists from Scotland and around the world (Dave Walker, Will Atkinson, Ally Brown, Stephen Kirkwood, Joey V, Fabio Stein, Gary McGuire , Liam Melly, DJ Choose, Mac & Taylor, Tigran Organezov) alongside his own productions which have gained rave reviews in MIXMAG, DJ MAG IDJ. His debut solo album XL (2010) and XL:Remixed (2011) were supported by just about every A-list DJ worth a mention. His brand new album “COMPUTER GAMES” is ready to drop early 2013, and causing quite a fuss. An album Mallorca sights as his first ever real artist album, with tracks like YALDAY, TOGETHER,  SETTING SUNS and latest single HONEY feat Ross Ferguson paving the way for another monster release, fans have already been tattooing the lyrics all over their body’s !!! In amongst all this madness we cant forget his monthly XL Podcast’s that gain thousands of new global listeners every episode.

The DJ voted No.1 in The Vestax Scottish DJ20 Poll 2011 shows no sign of slowing down,  just check out any of his unpretentious, adrenalin charged DJ sets, bursting with heart felt passion, or listen to the lyrics in his production to find out what goes on in this man head every weekend and you will quickly realise how he won his way into our head and hearts, not to mention your record collection, in the first place.

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