Growing up around skateborading, Léks Rivers has trained himself to see the freedom of expression in everything around him. From looking at the streets as a concrete playground to the way he perceives musical genres as malleable forms designed to be twisted around one another. His songs can juxtapose the drama of 80’s pop music against the sombre reality of blues, and his live shows inject the electric energy of a rock 'n' roll into contemporary R&B. Listening to the way live saxophones stab through his electronic productions, it’s clear that the only thing that Léks is blind to, is the idea that there is any sort of rule book. “I think people should be allowed to do whatever they want, as long as it bangs,” he states. “If it's wack, then call people out on it.”
The West London vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and producer began adventuring in sound from his School days, wandering into the unlocked music classroom during his lunch breaks where he’d learn by trial and error. His penchant for lyricism comes from creative writing in English class, and he remembers the feeling when he had a poem accepted into a school anthology, laughing that at the time he thought it was “Mad cool!”
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