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Leena Punks: Tracks That Shaped My Sound

Emerging onto the scene in 2020, Leena has swiftly captured a global audience with her captivating blend of melodic progressive house and breaks. Her tracks, released on renowned labels like Insomniac, Stress, AnjunaBeats, This Never Happened, and Good Company, have garnered support from DJ heavyweights such as Above & Beyond, Armin Van Buuren, and Gorgon City. With two Hottest Records on BBC Radio 1 in just six months and accolades from top DJs and stations, Leena's rise has been meteoric. Her music, celebrated on major streaming platforms and topping Beatport charts, continues to resonate worldwide. In 2024, Leena is set to drop highly anticipated EPs on Lane 8's This Never Happened, AnjunaBeats, and Spinnin’, solidifying her status as a powerhouse in the dance music scene.

Jamie XX - Girl (In Color album) 

Jamie XX's album "In Colour" is incredibly influential to me. The masterful production and genre-blending of house, UK garage, and techno create a unique and immersive sonic experience that resonates with me. It feels like a patchwork of influences that he's made into something completely unique that has the Jamie XX brand and that is what electronic music is about as a whole I think.

Disclosure - White Noise feat. Aluna George

Aluna was a former student at Pointblank Music College when I learned Electronic music composition and production. 'White Noise' was the first track we analysed before it was even released. I still remember how impressed I was with the sonic outcome of blending different arpeggiated synths together and the incredible use of pads. The entire album is still hugely influential for me, especially the collaboration with London Grammar and the Flume remix of You & Me.

Bjork - Oceania

I chose this track but to be honest it's really difficult to choose one Bjork track. I remember watching a documentary when I was still in school watching her doing field recordings on a beach in Reykjavik. I had no idea how impactful 'human' atmospheres can be on a track - it completely transcends pure electronic music.  

Blind Faith - Chase and Status 

Again genre blending and the deep emotive vocals by Liam Bailey made this a track that gave me chills each time I listened to it. You would never necessarily associate D&B with melodic elements and strings and yet Chase and Status did this masterfully, gaining commercial success at the same time.

Pjanoo - Eric Prydz 

Again very difficult to choose one track. I went for this one as it's more well known and it's a testament to less is more. Ultimately a catchy riff is all you need. Prydz's incredible blending of synths and production skills in conjunction with his uplifting and euphoric vibes make him definitely one of my most influential artists. 


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