Taste Makers Setting The Bar For A New Standard – An Interview w/Leo Levo & DareX

*written by Crystal Garcia for Electronica Life

Orange County resident DJ’s Leo Levo and DareX join forces to produce their first track together entitled “High Fidelity.” Complete with thumping bass lines, soaring synths and progressive lifts, the unique styles of Leo Levo & Darex combine on High Fidelity to create a polished and quality produced track of high caliber. We recently had a chance to catch up with these two sharp taste makers setting the bar for a new standard of organic and multi-dimensional music.

Crystal Garcia – When did you both first make the connection that being a DJ and performing is the path you wanted to pursue?

Leo Levo and DareX – Going out and experiencing true veteran sets from artists such as Carl Cox and Mark Knight reeled us into the scene. Their ability to take the crowd on a journey is something we admire and try to emulate in our sets.

Crystal Garcia – What was the inspiration behind Midnite Sessions, the all black attire nights you’ve hosted and headlined at The Yost Theater in Orange County?

Leo Levo – Midnite Sessions was originally created to build a night solely focused on proper dance music. I wanted people to remember the night for more than just bottle service and go-go’s. Which led me to work with Darex, I needed someone who knew what they were doing. He was the only DJ I could depend on to set the tone for the night. After 3 successful shows we sat down and got to business

Crystal Garcia – How would you guys describe your style?

Leo Levo and DareX – Big Room / Tribal / Techno influenced, anything with a solid groove 😉

Crystal Garcia – What is your mid studio snack?

Leo Levo and DareX – In-N-Out Burger & Afters Ice Cream!
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Crystal Garcia – “High Fidelity” is your first collaboration, what was the experience while producing your first track together?

Leo Levo and DareX – The experience was great, we both share a similar vision. Individually we are very detailed oriented, so working together only made us work harder.

Crystal Garcia – You’ve already performed all over Orange County and some areas of Los Angeles, are there any venues you hope to perform at?

Leo Levo and DareX – It’s all about the crowd. As long as the dance floor is up for it, we are there.

Crystal Garcia – What are your dreams and aspirations for the near future?

Leo Levo and DareX – To make music that lasts, we want to move people and have them enjoy what we do as much as we do.

Crystal Garcia – Can you talk about any upcoming productions that you’ve finished or are working on?

Leo Levo and DareX – Of course, we have a bunch of projects lined up that we will be releasing in the coming months!

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Connect with DareX: Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter