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How Lee Burridge Freed Himself From Tech House Purgatory

On the new episode of Rave Curious, the former Fabric resident explains building new brand especially for American audiences.

Joshua Glazer

It'd be easy to blame Lee Burridge for some of the stuff you hate. He's one of the founding fathers of tech-house, a loose genre that still holds its cold grip around much of the international dance music scene. He might be equally at fault for the playa tech sound that gets so many Burning Man faithful into a lather, having been one of the earliest DJs to bring jittery hand drums and sunny synthesizers to the previously bass-saturated Black Rock City. But like all innovators, the British DJ-producer has managed to get out of these scenes before they get stale—making his mark and moves on before the imitators cluster around a sound.

Burridge hopped on this week's episode of the Rave Curious Podcast to explain his latest invention, All Day I Dream. It's an international party series that stands out for it's sensual sound and style meant to draw in party people who gravitate to something more earthy and amorous than the clinical tech-house that dominates so many sunlit soirees. He explains how he went from playing pop music to airline workers in Hong Kong to leading multiple waves of dance music deviation and decadence.

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