Lee Mayjahs? Is a DJ, Artist, Leader, Creator, Music and Event Producer.
Lee’s Eclectic and unique music selection always keeps the sound fresh and intelligent. And it is precisely this adaptability to diverse crowds while maintaining an underlying intelligence that allows Lee to create a vibe that elevates the mind and spirit while rocking the dance floor.
He plays by movement, by feeling and for the love of the art while always staying true to his soulful Philadelphia roots. While being renown for his sexy deep lush house sets, he is known to surprise and spellbind dance floors with soaring strings and moody atmospherics. Lee’s taste in dance music is unexpected so that his musical selections can be inspired by anything from jazz tinged soul to Detroit techno flavored booty bass.
Lee’s entertainment career has been long and interesting. He began Djing in Maryland in the 80’s when he and original DJ partner David Fitzgerald formed “Mirage DJ’s”. In the late 80’s Lee moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico and began working the front door at the legendary “Club West”. Lee eventually returned to the East Coast and started working security for Stephen Starr at “The Bank” night club where he formed friendships with original Philadelphia legends Josh Wink, King Britt & Boy Blake.
Inspired by extensive travels in the 90’s to Jamaica, Bahamas, Mexico, Puerto Rico & Cuba, Lee began spinning Roots & Dancehall Reggae, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Bossa Nova & Soukous.
In 1999 (the same year that Lee attended Burning Man for the first time) Lee worked with Worship Recordings founder Rob Paine and helped found the (Solomonic Sound System) Reggae First Friday’s at Filo’s in Headhouse Square in Philadelphia. Not only did Lee Dj those early Philadelphia reggae events but he curated Filo’s first Friday Art Openings and worked with many of Philadelphia’s early emerging visual artists.
Investing in a new larger sound system Lee began planting the seeds for the Philadelphia Experiment (PEX) in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert every year by bringing a unique reggae, acid jazz & deep soulful house sound to the Playa.
Lee toured extensively throughout the United States from 2003 through 2013 and has had the opportunity to share stages with such diverse acts as Deadmau5, Thievery Corporation, Infected Mushroom, Crystal Method, BassNectar and The Prodigy. He has performed in Costa Rica, London, Spain, Morocco and regionally has played festivals such as Camp Bisco, Joshua Tree, WMC, SXSW, & StarScape. Lee headlined the Hawaii Electronic Music Festival both in 2010 and 2011.
2010 marked the release of Lee’s “The French Connection” EP on Ospina Digital with critical acclaim and support from such artists as Oscar P., Graham Sahara, Greg Stainer, Andy Ward, Booker T, Groove Assassin, & MoD.
In 2012 Lee released his first full-length album “Under the Bridge” through Azucar Music Distribution and hosted the release party on Morgan’s Pier in Philadelphia under the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. The event welcomed a closing set by NYC House Legend Louie “Little Louie” Vega (Masters at Work, Vega Records).
In 2013 Lee remixed Fort Knox Five Recordings “Empresarios” El Quinto Nivel track on the “Sonido Magico” remixes album and in 2014 Lee’s track “Calling Liam” was included in the Neurotic Grooves “Deep House Heavies” compilation.
Lee has also been instrumental in producing some of the most forward thinking events in the Philadelphia Region and is founder and co-producer of the Annual PEX Summer Festival. (2009-2017)
As one of the Creating Founders of PEX (the Philadelphia Experiment) Lee has had the honor of helping stimulate and unite Burning Culture on the East Coast (US).
As booking agent for the Philadelphia Experiment Lee has brought acts such as Funkagenda, Oohna Dahl, Claptone, Marques Wyatt, Bluetech, Gaudi, Garth, Kaminanda, Osunlade, A-Skillz, Phutureprimitive, Fort Knox Five, Desert Dwellers, Tortured Soul, See-I, M.A.N.D.Y., Adana Twins, Dennis Ferrer, David Starfire, Nickodemus, DJ Three, Timmy Regisford, Sleepy & Boo, Monkey Safari and others to the Philadelphia Region.
As creator of the Liaison Room at Front Street, Lee looks forward to further stimulating and incubating nightlife and dance culture in Philadelphia.