Leif Knowles, a Welsh producer performing simply under the name Leif, is a truly experienced musician as for the past 10 years he has released over 20 of singles and EPs, run a vinyl label UntilMyHeartStops and been a resident DJ at the Freerotation festival. But until now, there was one major thing missing in his rich CV – a full-length album. Fortunately things have changed and a debut LP called Dinas Oleu dropped yesterday.
The album has been named after a land in Wales and it indeed brings the atmosphere of hazy Welsh meadows but this record is far away from being just a regular ambient/chill release. There are more genres that play a role here, including mainly techno and house but you can also spot a sound of celtic harp played by Leif’s father! Everything together creates a great album but after so many years of making music at the highest level it just had to end up in this way.