Leighton Moody talks house music ahead of Eden Experience
Leighton Moody is a stalwart of the Cape Town, and indeed South African house music scene, with a career that spans well over a decade.
His CV boasts gigs abroad, sharing the stage with some of the biggest house names to have played in South Africa (Kerri Chandler, Jimpster, Monique Bingham, Dennis Ferrer, Henrik Schwarz & Dixon to name a few) and is the co-founder of one of Cape Town’s best deep house events, ‘We House Sundays.’
Leighton’s unique mixing style sees him use three decks, samples and FX units to create spontaneous combustion on the dancefloor and he is a master at building tension and release.
This weekend Leighton Moody takes it outdoors with a set at Eden ft. KVSH (Bra), Ryan Murgatroyd & Kostakis Live & more which promises to be a classy affair at a venue that is both exclusive and intimate.
So, what keeps a DJ ticking week in and week out?
House Music means to me….
Leighton Moody: Unity
The global House music scene is different now to 15 years ago because…
Leighton Moody: The Internet. It has made the global scene smaller and more accessible leading to many collaborations with South African artists and others across the world.
The track in my music collection that I’ve probably played the most ever is…
Leighton Moody: We Had A Thing- Abstract Truth Ft Monique Bingham.
When it comes to DJing I love technology because…
Leighton Moody: It allows you to get creative with the musical elements. I especially love the loop function for on-the-fly mixing.
When it comes to DJing I dislike technology because…
Leighton Moody: You can spend days and weeks digging for good tracks, and then when you finally get to play them out…boom, blue screens on the dance floor (Shazam), and they have some of your set in minutes. [laughs]
Leighton Moody: The only positive flipside, I think, is that it introduces people to the actual artists and producers… just, as long as people go and actually buy the music and support the artist instead of free downloads. 😉
If I knew then what I know now, one thing I may have done differently with my music career is…
Leighton Moody: As an artist, manage yourself like a business.
Businesses and brands take time to develop. The same applies for learning new DJ skills, new production techniques etc …keep learning, adapting and growing.
Invest in yourself and know that it all takes time. You are not in a race and art is not a competition.
One thing you will always find in my fridge is…
Leighton Moody: Milk, for my morning coffee.
We House Sundays are special because…
Leighton Moody: The diverse people who attend and how their mutual love for the music creates such a unique energy under one roof. The crowd is very in tune with the music.
They are very open to all sounds of House and this allows DJs to express themselves freely.
Playing at Eden Experience next weekend is going to be…
Leighton Moody: My first Eden Experience!!!
It’s an amazing location so I’m looking forward to seeing what they do with the venue… and of course I can’t wait to play there too.
Catch Leighton at 4:30 PM on Saturday, 17 Feb. Details below.
Eden Experience Lineup Times
12h00 – 13h30 Byron B-Soulful
13h30 – 15h00 Sides & MKLY
15h00 – 16h30 IKon & Kilopascal DJ
16h30 – 18h00 Leighton Moody
18h00 – 20h00 Ryan Murgatroyd & Kostakis LIVE
20h00 – 21h30 L.A. Cruz & Master Simz
21h30 – 23h00 Dane Stirrat & Brett Aitken
23h00 – close KVSH (BRA)