My name Lesley aka DJ Les Ley aka Funky Junkie. I’ve been inspired by music since I can remember. At the age of 9 I was already making mixtapes for the pretty girls in our street when I realized music is a universal language. 😉
I started playing at a local radio station by age 13. Hosting radio shows has been a passion ever since. I’ve played at Hot FM, Discount Hi Freak FM, Danceradio and founded Amsterdam Funk Channel back in 2010.
My first club gig and the ignition for my professional DJ career.
Two years after I started as a radio host, I’d just turned 15 years old, I was asked to substitute for a friend who was resident DJ at one of the few clubs in my hometown and that was the ignition for my professional DJ career. That spark started a fire that would never die… Les Ley aka Funky Junkie is born…
After DJing in all sorts of clubs and venues, around the year 1999 is when I started focusing on techno and house. It didn’t take long before I was playing at Technoville (my own events), Rector (Gent, BE), Createch (Lichtfabriek, Haarlem & Almere Strand), The MS Stubnitz, Groundqontrol, MNML am MDNGHT, Bassrulezz VIP Area (Waakzaamheid), Les & More (my own events and record label), Winston’s Kingdom, Bam Bam (Club LA Amsterdam), TWSTd (Amsterdam) Attractive Force, Undergrounded (UG), The Getaway Café and many more.
Around 2010 is when I was disappointed in the whole club scene. Main reason was the audience. The hipster student type I couldn’t identify with. So I guit to have a one year sabbatical.
Les Ley aka Funky Junkie, 2022…
It’s been ten years since my last gig, playing a live techno set at Stubnitz, at the ‘NSDM werf’, Amsterdam North and while the fire in me was gone, the flame still hasn’t died.
Back in the record shops again! Going through piles and stacks of records, trying to find that sound I love so much. It had to be house with a techno flavor but not just any tune. It needs that groove. it needs that certain drive. It’s gotta be somewhat funky, too! The elements and ingredients for a Les Ley set. But most of all, I’m back in the studio again! Producing that immersive, typical sound I love so much. The studio was a bit dusty, I’m a bit rusty, but we’ll get there again.
I play house, techno, techhouse and a combination of them all but always with the elements mentioned, to achieve that typical immersive and addictive sound I love so much.
For my mixed DJ Sets please visit my DJ MIX SETS page.
For my track releases please visit my MUSIC PAGE or go straight to my Junodownload page.
Next to techno I have a love for 80’s and early nineties soul, funk and r&b. Thus I’ve founded my own radio station back in 2010. In our genre, we’re right at the top of radio stations out there! On Amsterdam Funk Channel I of course also host my own show called the Soulfood Show. Anno 2022 I still play 80′ and 90’s soul, r&b and dance classic with a touch of brand new 20’s soul and funk, on Amsterdam Funk Channel. Totally different from my techno sets in clubs… Listen to AFC with TuneIn Radio, with the link below.