In Conversation with Lee K
Anyone who has ever travelled to Southern California understands it is a land of many cultures. The term “melting pot” is cliche and overused, but SoCal is one of the few areas on Earth where the term actually makes sense. As a result of this inherent diversity, the artists who are born in SoCal are rarely bound to one genre, one style, or one method. They are open-minded to the core, and Lee K is one of those artists.
A native of San Diego, which is about a two-hour drive from Los Angeles if traffic is in your favor, Lee grew up outside the rat race. SD is certainly a big city with millions of residents, but without the constant introduction of new artists, parties, labels, etc., it gives those in the scene a chance to find their place, and that’s exactly what Lee did.
By taking a listen to her productions and DJ sets, one would think techno was her foundation. But in speaking to her we learned that her musical influences are far broader than dance music and much more in line with the eclectic nature of SoCal. Names like Diana Ross, Khruangbin, and Nine Inch Nails come up in the interview below alongside Lee’s thoughts on her label, Circulate, and of course her native Southern California.
Read on get inside the mind of Lee K, and she has also prepared an exclusive playlist filled with some of her favorite tracks of the moment.