Brushing up on Leo Elstob's history, I realize that I've barely scratched the surface of this man's career. And I fear I'm not alone. Except for the always reliable Resident Advisor, few sites get below the tip of the ice berg when discussing all that Mr. Zero has done. Archivist, designer, cosmic rocker, DJ to some of the U.K.'s biggest tastemakers, Leo Zero is one of those rare heads that's done it all. He helped make one of the great modern psych rock records, A Mountain of One's Collected Works. In the '90s he founded Soulsonic, a club Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen frequented. He's boys with Bill Brewster, Stuart Patterson and Pete Tong. And lately, some of the best remixes around come courtesy of his keen ear and kind hands.
It was during the Florence and the Machine craze that started last year that we were turned on to Leo. His remix of "Rabbit Heart" is still a regular feature in Dialogue Inc sets—it was even one of our tracks of 2009: Dialogue Inc Year in Review 2009—and later remixes have joined Florence in our hotbox. Like his Bowie remix:
David Bowie 'Moonage Daydream' (LEO ZERO Remix 1) by Leo Zero