Ever-prolific having been involved in the Bmore / Major Lazer dancehall house scenes along with Rye Rye and Santigold etc, Leif as been making edits of MGMT to remixing Italo-disco Glass Candy, and dubstep-heavy Burial. Producer for Das Racist and Spank Rock, he's moved from fidget and rap to his newest project, titled Aries Noise...
WHAT'S … your description of your sound? I'm really bad at being consistent. The tracks I've put out are fidget house and rap, but I just made a death metal hip-hop track.
… so special about you, then? ...I'm really bad at being consistent.
… your tip for 2009? Turn your swag on. Take a look in the mirror, and say "What's Up!"
… the story behind your name? It's short for Khalif, which no westerner seems to be able to pronounce. I also had a childhood obsession with Vikings and a teenage obsession with Bjork.
… your worst vice? I can't stop burning Nag Champa incense and watching TV online.
… your dream musical collaboration? I've wanted to work with Switch for years, but if Missy calls me up first...
… on your stereo? "United Groove" by L-Vis 1990, "Rainbow in the Dark" by Das Racist, "Bränner" by Maskinen, "Rock Off Shake Off" ft. MIA by Rye Rye, "Hold the Line" by Major Lazer
… the best piece of advice you've heard? "...'trash' was once a fresh concept, with radical potential. by now, however, amidst ruins of Post-Modernism, it has finally begun to stink. ironic frivolity finally becomes disgusting. is it possible now to BE SERIOUS BUT NOT BE SOBER?" -M.O.R.C.
… your secret? I'm really really scared of being a bad fad rapper.
… the one thing you’d kill for? The ability to freestyle and vogue and the same time, and all getting my Senegalese royal wealth back.