Since forming in 2012, Leftwing & Kody have gone on to become two of the UK’s finest exports. Both Mixmag and DJ Mag named them as ones to watch a mere year after they paired up, with DJ Mag even nominating them for ‘Best Breakthrough DJ’ in their Best of British Awards. Since then the duo have gone on to present a monthly Rinse FM show, earn residencies at Fabric (London) and Sankeys (Ibiza), as well as releases on Hot Creations, VIVa, Knee Deep In Sound, Suara, MadTech, as well as their own renowned imprint Lost Records.
It’s fair to say Leftwing & Kody, real names Jon Kong and Chris Adie, have made it look easy, but it’s their determination and diligence that’s helped them prosper so rapidly in such a short time. Now, with regular label showcases and a Beatport topping discography spanning thirty releases, Lost Records can boast a roster including wAFF, Josh Butler, Detlef and Wade, to name a few. With everything mentioned it’s no surprise, then, that Leftwing & Kody continue to charm BBC tastemakers such as Pete Tong, Danny Howard, Monki, MistaJam and Nemone. Meanwhile, press support has been equally tenacious, with the likes of Mixmag, DJ Mag, Thump and Dancing Astronaut regularly endorsing the likely duo.
Reflecting on a 2015 that’s seen Leftwing & Kody and Lost Records attain new heights, including releases on VIVa LIMITED, Leena Music and Knee Deep In Sound, a renowned summer residency at Magna Carta (Sankeys Ibiza): there’s clearly no symptoms of Jon and Chris resting on their laurels, meaning fans of their high-octane musical aesthetic have an exciting 2016 to look forward to.