As the Conscious Radiance Wellness Retreat approaches this April 2024, anticipation is building for the sensational DJ Lee Coffey, a true house soulja who has been chasing beats since back in the day. With a remarkable career spanning decades and a deep-rooted passion for house music, Lee Coffey is set to ignite the dance floor and create an unforgettable experience for all attendees. From his early days at Bluebird Records to his influential role at Blackmarket Records and his current endeavors with Househead LDN, Lee Coffey has left an indelible mark on the house music scene.
Early Beginnings and Influences
Lee Coffey's journey into the world of music began at the iconic import record shop, Bluebird Records. Immersed in the vibrant music culture of the time, Lee's love for beats grew stronger with each passing day. It wasn't long before his DJ career took flight, gracing the decks of renowned venues such as Desire, Elevation, and Moondance. As he delved deeper into the world of clubland, Lee's talent and passion led him to perform at illustrious establishments like the Astoria, Cafe de Paris, Hippodrome, WAG, Club UK, and Ministry of Sound. These experiences shaped him into the exceptional DJ he is today, honing his skills and connecting him with audiences on a profound level.
After making a name for himself in the club scene, Lee Coffey was presented with an opportunity that would change his life forever. He joined the legendary BlackMarket Records, an iconic record store that became a mecca for DJs and music enthusiasts alike. Spending 12 years at BlackMarket, Lee became an integral part of the store's legacy, supplying records to DJs from around the world. It was during this time that he embarked on his A&R journey, contributing to numerous influential house record labels, including Azuli, Defected, Ultra Vinyl, FFRR, Sony, Island, Soulfuric, Nervous, and Strictly Rhythm. Lee's keen ear for quality music and his ability to spot emerging talent helped shape the landscape of the house music industry.
Lee Coffey's relationship with House FM spans over two decades, making him a prominent figure on the original station, "The London Underground." After a guest slot on New Year's Eve in 2019, Lee made a triumphant return to the station with his brand new Friday morning show, 'House by the Sea.' Broadcasting live from just outside Newquay, Cornwall, Lee brings listeners an eclectic mix of soul, funk, rare groove, soulful house, and disco. With his infectious energy and expertly curated playlists, he captivates audiences and keeps the spirit of house music alive.
Househead LDN: Making a Difference in the House Music Scene
In July 2022, Lee Coffey, Prefix One and three friends launched Househead LDN, a label and events group that aims to provide a platform for both new and established artists and DJ/producers. Househead LDN's inaugural release, 'Get Here' by Prefix One featuring Soul-Omai, climbed the Traxsource Chart, solidifying their presence in the industry. Since then, their releases have consistently achieved top rankings, with the Groove Assassin Remix of "I Don't Really Care" by Lifford reaching an impressive #2 spot. With 22 releases in just 14 months, Househead LDN has garnered immense support from DJs and radio stations, propelling the label to new heights.
Keeping It All In-House
That Perfect Beat and London Calling Events
On the events front, Househead LDN has successfully hosted three That Perfect Beat parties, featuring renowned DJs such as Glenn Underground, Craig Smith, and Johnny Reckless at various locations. These events have become a haven for house music enthusiasts, providing a platform for established artists and a stage for up-and-coming talents to shine. Additionally, Househead LDN's London Calling event takes place on the last Saturday of every month at the different locations around London, showcasing World Renowned and emerging DJ talents and fostering a vibrant and inclusive atmosphere.
Lee Coffey's journey as a DJ and music aficionado has been nothing short of remarkable. From his humble beginnings at Bluebird Records to his influential role at BlackMarket Records and his current endeavours with Househead LDN, Lee has consistently pushed the boundaries of house music and contributed to its evolution. His extensive experience, impeccable taste, and genuine love for the genre are evident in every set he plays.
Lee's dedication to the house music scene is unwavering, and his work with Househead LDN showcases his commitment to nurturing talent and elevating the genre. Through their label releases and events, Lee and his team provide a platform for artists to showcase their skills and contribute to the ever-evolving house music landscape. The success and recognition that Househead LDN has achieved in such a short span of time is a testament to Lee's keen ear for quality music and his ability to create a supportive community.
House By The Sea
With his Friday afternoon Drive-By show, 'House by the Sea,' on House FM, Lee Coffey continues to connect with listeners and spread the love for house music. Broadcasting from the picturesque setting just outside Newquay, Cornwall, Lee's show embodies the essence of the genre, taking listeners on a sonic journey by delivering carefully curated playlists that span various sub-genres and eras. His passion for the music shines through in every track, creating an uplifting and energizing experience for those tuning in.
As Lee Coffey graces the stage at the Conscious Radiance Wellness Retreat, attendees can expect to be moved by his soulful selections, expert mixing skills, and infectious energy. Whether it's the classic tunes that have shaped the history of house music or the latest cutting-edge tracks, Lee's ability to read the crowd and create a seamless flow of music will ensure an unforgettable experience for all.
In conclusion, Lee Coffey's journey as a DJ, A&R representative, and event organizer has left an indelible mark on the house music scene. With his vast knowledge, impeccable taste, and unwavering passion, he continues to push the boundaries and contribute to the growth and evolution of the genre. His presence at the Conscious Radiance Wellness Retreat will undoubtedly elevate the experience, leaving attendees with a deeper appreciation for the power of music and its ability to unite and uplift. Get ready to immerse yourself in the soulful sounds of Lee Coffey and be prepared for a musical journey like no other.