The same year, while still finishing his degree in landsca- pe architecture, Leon Giseke sought after new inspiration whilst being fed up with Germany’s petty bourgeois mentality. He relocated to France’s far more metropolitan capital Paris. Well aware of his privileged and urban background Giseke goes as far as calling himself a “proto- type of a progressive, but alienated and over-individuali- zed cosmopolitan”, which he seeks to reflect critically wi- thin his work and his working processes. Today he moves
back and forth between Paris and his hometown Berlin, where he’s running Manolo Purple Studio with friend and longtime musical partner S. Fidelity. In Paris Bluestaeb bonded with label impresario Midori of MENACE and started working with jazz and hip-hop band Underground Canopy, which ultimately resulted in genre bending effort “Bluestaeb & S. Fidelity present
Underground Canopy” (2020). The project he recor- ded, arranged, produced, mixed and art directed with
S. Fidelity became a listener’s favorite with more than a million streams and thousands of vinyl units sold. It was, alongside R&B meets neo soul collaboration “She” with UK singer Harleighblu (2019), solo album “Everything Is Always a Process” (2018) and mini-album “LIT – Lost In Translation‘‘ with rapper JuJu Rogers (2016), a stepping
stone towards Bluestaeb alias Leon Giseke’s path to artistic and technical emancipation. A path, which ultimately led him to the creation and release of his self-titled album “GISEKE” (2021).
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