A Western Michigan native and long-time Detroit resident, Lee Curtiss has been forging his uniquely backwoods, yet avant-garde and primal brand of deep and twisted dance music since the late 1990's. A constantly changing and ever-eager student to his craft, Lee's finger has been pressed upon, if not thrust into, the throbbing aorta of underground dance music for quite some time ? even if his production skills and amazing live PA have only recently begun to garner the attention of techno and house music's elite.
Growing up between the two poles of Chicago and Detroit organized Lee's approach to production and DJing squarely between the grooving, deep house sounds of artists like Derrick Carter, and the life changing work of techno producers such as Ricardo Villalobos, Zip (aka Dimbiman), Matthew Dear, Peter Ford and Richie Hawtin. Over the past year Lee has begun to tour extensively in America and Europe with his music's dark, sexy, and uncompromising singularity have earned him coveted performance slots at the 2007 DEMF and Mutek festivals, his move to Berlin has set a level of commitment to touring, producing and DJing. Curtiss was recently named by Matthew Dear as one of they key figures of emerging talent in URB magazine's next 100 and is present on mixes and charts of the top DJs in electronic music.