Austin Leeds is that kind of modest musical genius who doesn’t mention his amazing body of work or long, successful career when you first meet him. Instead he’ll drag you into his studio to get your opinion on his next track, always striving to innovate. And with the huge number of quality tunes he churns out, you could be in there for a while.
Austin first rose to prominence with a string of hits on John Digweed’s Bedrock label in 2000, and quickly started seeing his music everywhere. It wasn’t long before Leeds' music had found a honored spot in the record bags of all the DJ heavyweights like Sasha , Victor Calderone , Danny Tenaglia, Erick Morillo, Tiesto , Deep Dish, John Digweed, Sander Kleinenberg, Paul Van Dyk, and Armin Van Burren just to name a few. In one year alone, Austin had numerous tracks played on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix by the likes of Deep Dish, Murk, Sharam, Armin Van Burren, and Seb Fontaine.
His prowess in the studio has not only resonated with fans and some of the best labels in the land, but also caught the attention of some of the biggest artists in electronic music. The list of collaborations reads like a who’s who in the dance music scene and credits him working alongside such artists as Paul Van Dyk, Avicii, DJ Chus, Ivan Gough (TV Rock), Rene Amesz, Matthew Dekay, Mac Zimms, and Markus Schulz.
Most recently in the spring of 2012, Austin collaborated with the legendary Paul Van Dyk on two tracks (Verano and Symmetries) for Van Dyk's critically acclaimed artist album "Evolution". Then following that with the release of Austin's most recent original "Close Your Eyes feat. Jason Caesar" on Laidback Luke's Mixmash Records, which included a remix from the main man himself, garnered artist and media support across the board climbing the Beatport progressive house charts. With Studio HQ's now set up in his home base of Miami as well as overseas in The Hague, Leeds looks to continue his upward assault in the EDM community.