Today we’d like to introduce you to Lee Wells.
Lee, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been super into music. In high school, my family didn’t have much money so I couldn’t afford my own DJ equipment but some of my friends started djing parties, and whenever I showed up, they’d let me hop on. I gotta say I was pretty good without any practice lol. It always came kinda natural to me.
When I was a kid, I was into house & trance and always really enjoyed all types of dance music, but hip-hop was my number one. I was making beats and trying to work my way into the industry, interning at Skee TV. Fun fact, one of my beats was actually used as DJ Skee’s intro track for his radio show and featured Kendrick Lamar on it. Right around the time that happened, I decided to take a trip to Miami with friends for during WMC, and that trip changed everything for me,
Seeing how sexy the vibe was in Miami with nothing but house music everywhere 24/7 really started me on my route. You could just really feel the positivity and love in the music, the people, the parties, and I was fully immersed in the house music community. Came back home and couldn’t stop listening to house.
I started producing house music and whipped up some live mixes and started hitting every club, drilling the promoters and handing out mix cd’s to everyone until I finally started getting booked, I’ll admit this was during the EDM boom and after getting random gigs around town I realized to gain some credibility and respect as a real artist, I needed to land a residency on a prominent house night somewhere.
I was lucky enough to have some mutual friends with the head of Sound Nightclub, and when they opened, he gave me a shot. I guess I didn’t let him down cuz I’ve had the pleasure of warming up for many of the biggest artists in the world and I’m still a resident till this day and can’t thank him enough. In LA, you’ll mainly find me playing at my 2nd home, Sound Nightclub.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Def not a smooth road when you consider the oversaturation of DJ’s in LA, dealing with douchebag promoters, having to constantly show face at parties you want to play, all while working day jobs and trying to cram in as much studio time as possible. It’s definitely hard work and not all glitz and glam, but the reward is worth the struggle 100%
We’d love to hear more about what you do.
Whenever people who don’t know me ask me what style or genre I play, I just say House. #1 I’m a music lover, so I have a very wide range of stuff I like to play from Disco, House, Deep House, Tech House, and even some Techno if it’s the vibe.
And that’s my number one thing as a DJ, you gotta play the vibe, In general, I like a sexy, funky, happy vibe, and even when I go dark (which I love to do sometimes), it’s a sexy dark. I just want people to leave my shows sweaty AF saying “damn, that was fun.”
What were you like growing up?
I was always I wild child. Loud, funny (I hope), animated, and a total jokester. I’ve always gotten along with everybody and all different types of people — die-hard Laker fan and HUGE Batman fan till this day.
I’ve always been into cartoons and sci-fi stuff. There’s def a big-time geek in me. Also a master at FIFA & NBA 2K… YOU DON’T WANT NONE OF THIS SMOKE haha. Oh ya and I’m dog fanatic. Serial leaver of conversations to pet dogs. Sorry, not sorry.
- Website: www.leewellsmusic.com
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leewellsmusic/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leewellsmusic/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/leewellsmusic
- Other: https://soundcloud.com/leewellsmusic