Leo Zero AKA Leo Elstob for ZigZagZurich
The magical music producer, DJ, artist and general all round nice guy.
Dj, Producer & Remixer Leo Zero works from his London studio on a variety of music and art projects: from remixes for global artist like Madonna, Florence The machine, Bryan Ferry & Paul Weller to underground club tracks on his Leo Trax label, and a countless re-edits and re-works which he spins on the Comsic Disco / Balearic circuit as a DJ worldwide.
Graduating from Art College in the early 90s, Leo was already honing his production skills, after becoming addicted to all things Balearic and Acid in seminal clubs such as Shoom, Spectrum, and the infamous Boy’s Own parties.
Leo soon became a one-stop shop for not only great music, and remixes, but also for graphic design specialising in flyer/sleeve design – working with Junior Boys Own, Heavenly Records, Electric Stew, Dazed & Confused, and Time Out, as well as exhibiting at Jam at the Barbican, and helping to put together books on flyer design for Thames & Hudson, amongst others.
In the mid 90s Leo was a main player in Chicane . Chicane’s debut album was a huge hit, but a taste of pop stardom was enough to send Leo back to a sweaty basement to create the legendary deep house club ‘Soulsonic’ with Stuart Patterson. Hosting parties all over the globe from Ibiza to Miami, via Ladbroke Grove – for Vivienne Westwood, and Alexander McQueen amongst many others -they rocked dance-floors with no compromise.
With over 20 plus years designing artwork in and around the music industry amongst other art projects, Leo has become a figure in London’s elite graphic design community.
His first designs for ZigZagZurich are inspired by his roots in music – enjoy the jive !
ZigZagZurich collaborates with artists and designers, both established and new, on unique collections transformed into textiles under the direction of creative director Michele Rondelli and the founders of ZigZagZurich.