London based DJ and producer LEENA became inspired to start her DJ career after being exposed to her father’s eclectic mixtapes and vinyls of tech house from his trips to Detroit and Dusseldorf as well as his affinity for traditional funk and disco. She started her DJ career as a radio host for Kiss FM and NRJ in Athens and soon became a DJ herself playing at bars and clubs in Mykonos and Athens. After studying Electronic Music composition and classical piano studies in London she soon secured residencies across the city and played for clubs such as Egg, Cargo, Ministry of Sound and Fabric. International gigs followed in Berlin, Zurich and Ibiza playing for Float Your Boat and SolHouse. An advocate for women’s issues she regularly writes for different publications including the Times and the Evening Standard. In June 2019 going full circle she joined her icons on stage Chic and Nile Rodgers supporting key4life – an organisation that helps reduce young offending and gang warfare. In 2020 Leena launched her own imprint ‘Punks Trade’ celebrating emerging creative talent with a focus on increasing visibility of female producers.