Leo Laker

Leo Laker

Real Name:
Leo Järveläinen
Techno/Hardtechno producer, live act and DJ Leo Laker (Järveläinen in finnish) was born 1980 in Espoo, Finland. He grew up listening to all kinds of different music, from heavy metal to electronic music and jazz. He started making he's own music at the age on 13 with Amiga's ProTracker software, composing first game and demo music. About two years later, after getting more into listening to techno and house, he bought he's first decks and started learning to DJ. At first he played mostly in discos and parties organized with he's friends, trying different styles like goa-trance and house.

After hearing Jeff Mills' legendary set from Liquid Room Tokyo and the early stuff from Swedish producers like Adam Beyer and Cari Lekebusch, he got more into buying techno records and shortly after started producing he's own tracks. In 1996 he sent a c-cassette with couple of tracks to Berlin based Tresor records. They liked what he had sent and asked for some more, first planning to release few tracks on a compilation, but then decided for a solo EP. Leo's debut "6am." was released in 1998, receiving very positive reviews and launching he's recording career.

In 2001 after constantly searching for harder sounds, he created a second alias, Switchblade and released "Switched To Blades EP" on 4X4 records which is considered being one of the first records that shaped the new hardtechno/schranz sound and Switchblade as one of the pioneers of the style.
To date, Leo has released more than 30 EP's, plus numerous tracks and remixes for other artists. As a DJ and live act, he's played all around the world and worked with many of the biggest artists in the hardtechno scene, most notably he's productions and live performance act with the Polish artist Tomash Gee.

Leo has he's own hardtechno/techno label LKRMusic, and is actively searching and releasing works from both known and upcoming artists.
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Leo Laker Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

Tresor. 101, tre101 Leo Laker 6 A.M.(12") Tresor, Tresor Tresor. 101, tre101 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
Leo Laker Tontunmäki EP (EP) Tresor Germany 1999 Sell This Version
Leo Laker Somos Pocos, Pero Estamos Locos EP (EP) Tresor Germany 2003 Sell This Version
Leo Laker Criminal Mind Ultra Funk UK 2004 Sell This Version
Switchblade vs. Leo Laker Switchblade vs. Leo Laker - Vendetta EP (EP) Working Vinyl Germany 2004 Sell This Version
Carnage05 Switchblade AKA Leo Laker Switchblade AKA Leo Laker - She Had It Coming E.P(12", EP) Carnage Carnage05 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
U-FUNK 003 Leo Laker Leo vs The World(10") Ultra Funk U-FUNK 003 UK 2004 Sell This Version
Leo Laker vs. Tomash Gee Leo Laker vs. Tomash Gee - The Psychiatrists Compressed Germany 2006 Sell This Version
Laker* vs. Switchblade Laker* vs. Switchblade - Girls On Top Corporate US 2006 Sell This Version
OSTYLE003 Leo Luciano aka L.Laker* Leo Luciano aka L.Laker* - Shi Assault System(12") Own Style OSTYLE003 Spain 2007 Sell This Version
WV 29 Andreas Kremer vs. Leo Laker AKA Switchblade Andreas Kremer vs. Leo Laker AKA Switchblade - My Space Is Your Space(12") Working Vinyl WV 29 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
Carnage22 Leo Laker AKA Switchblade Leo Laker AKA Switchblade - Too Drunk To Drive EP(12", EP) Carnage Carnage22 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
Leo Laker vs. Tomash Gee Leo Laker vs. Tomash Gee - Smoking Session EP (EP) Cannibal Society Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version
Laker* Vs Switchblade Laker* Vs Switchblade - Ohio Boys Corporate US 2009 Sell This Version
DTB007 Leo Laker No Problems EP(12", EP) DataBlender DTB007 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
CSK 020 DJ Ocram, ViperXXL, Leo Laker, Scott Kemix, God's Army DJ Ocram, ViperXXL, Leo Laker, Scott Kemix, God's Army - COMBAT SKILL _DJ Ocram & Friends Vol 1_CSK 020_(12", EP) Combat Skill CSK 020 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
cause014, CAUSE 014 Leo Laker W.OM.A.N (We Only Move At Night) EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Cause Records, Cause Records cause014, CAUSE 014 Germany 2011

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January 20, 2016
Man , you're the boss. FAVOURITE records of all time in my collection.


October 24, 2011
One of the most talented weirdest crazyest dj/producers ever. Leo Laker produced some of the best pieces of techno in history. Hats off!

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