From the 7th till the 27th of February 2013, I travelled to Peru to learn from the indigenous “Shipibo” tribe about their plant diets, healing songs (Icaros) and their way of live in harmony with nature and how it can benefit us.
I took part in several ceremonies and did short interviews with the Shamans and the Europeans that were there learning from them.
I recorded with several shamans and am now in the process of creating a very special project to support them.
10.000 HOURS did it, they had festival visitor (Welcome To The Future, Mysteryland & Defqon 1) donate a day of their time to contribute
something to the environment and organisations that need extra help.
2 of Leo’s True Identity tracks were featured in the aftermovie:
True Identity – Ain’t Misbehavin (Demo)
True Identity & Philip Young – I am Ready (Original mix)
Check it out
The goal is to achieve together 10.000 HOURS volunteerwork as quick as possible.
Our Welcome to the Future Volunteers have been working with us for three years in a row. Under the guidance of Landschap Noord-Holland we plant trees, trim the turf and keep it clean and decorate the nature around the festival area. This year we also took care of the cat shelter and the care farm.
Each year Mysteryland volunteers do up the forest surrounding the festival area. Additionally, this year they took care of Jeugd Land and the Care Farm.
Defqon.1 Volunteers painted the Colombinehuis, built a butterfly garden and created a fairytale forest. The Colombinehuis is a place for families with children suffering from chronic deceases, children who have wheelchair or have psychological problems.
Defqon.1 partygoers in Australia did an all-day clean-up and landscaping effort at the Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural and Educational Centre.
We would like to thanks all the volunteers for donating their time. We have successfully completed the 10.000 HOURS of volunteering. We set back the clock to 00:00 HOURS. So if you like to join our new 10.000 HOURS project check out our website:
In 2004 Leo Melcherts (True Identity) made a lounge album by the name of Leon – A taste of life.
” I had great fun making it and want to share it with you once again so download it and enjoy!
Leo / True Identity
”Leon – A taste of life” is a cd for deep relaxation, meditation and stimulation of mind and body.
It features collaborations with different artists and friends from Leo;
Esther Wagenaar: This singer/songwriter is based in The Netherlands and works with a wide array of musical concepts.
Her current focus is the way she shapes the sound of her voice to bring across a certain emotion. She has worked with numerous great jazz ensembles and bands and has featured in a number of theatre plays.
Ronald Douglas: Ronald has been singing jazz and swing since his youth in The Hague in Holland. His passion for swing and jazz extends up untill now. With a growing number of awards and recommendations (nr1 at Jazzconnect Jazzvocal Competition 2006) he is claiming his top spot in the international jazz/swing genre.
He has stepped out of the box on this album to experiment with sound and his voice on the soothing chillout tracks “GranVia5Am” and “Staring over Water”
Roberi: Being an allround musician, writer, musical-writer & composer Robert knows how to express words into sound. On this album he can be heard playing the flute and the sax on tracks “Lagrimas” and “Valencia”.
Cbe: Was introduced to the trumpet at a very young age and has been playing in different formations and genres eversince. Siebe plays the trumpet on tracks “Barceloneta”, “Passion” and “En un Sueno”.
True Identity’s track “It’s time” featuring Steffen Morrison is the official free giveaway for the first edition of Sensation Magazine for the Ipad!.
Check it out and download the track for free
“Sensation proudly presents its first free iPad only magazine. This extensive and innovative iZine provides the readers with a heart to heart look into the wondrous world of Sensation.
Dive into the music of Sensation and read up on the latest ins and outs, interesting reports and unique interviews with dj’s like Fedde le Grand, Mark Knight and Dennis Ferrer. Next to the dj’s, the brand new Sensation dance4life album is highlighted.
In addition, Dutch topmodel and dance4life ambassador Doutzen Kroes speaks about the battle against HIV in an exclusive interview. The backstage report elaborates extensively on the production of the brand new ‘Source of Light’ show, exposing a lot of kept secrets.
Furthermore, the latest fashion and lifestyle items are included, as well as a large number of interesting and never been told before facts about Sensation. ”
True Identity ft. Maestra Celestina – To the 5th is featured on the dance4life Sensation CD alongside Fedde le Grand, Mark Knight and Joris Voorn and will be available on portals like iTunes, Beatport and 22 tracks, at a total price of € 6.99.
Sensation supports dance4life by releasing the Sensation dance4life Compilation containing 11 tracks, all of them produced by dj’s who have performed at a Sensation event throughout the world.
The purpose of this release is raising money so dance4life can further expand their projects and spread their message.
This Dutch initiative is active in almost 30 countries, in 5 continents, aiming to educate the youth about safe sex and the consequences of unprotected sex. The goal is to reduce HIV infections all over the world.
Sensation has been supporting the non profit organization dance4life for several years now. Of every Sensation ticket sold, € 0,50 is donated to dance4life by both ticket buyers and Sensation.
Last week was the first time that Leo performed with his True Identity live-set as a preview for
what you can expect in future gigs and the upcoming album that will be released later this year;
“I am very happy that I got the opportunity to do a live-performance for the first time on a massive radioshow like 538 Dance Department”
“I have so many tracks that I want the people out there to hear so this is just a small preview of the many places I want to take the dancing crowd”
“All the recent tracks are inspired by ancient cultures, the contrast between light and dark and the interesting world changes that we are currently experiencing. I am very much looking forward to playing all these new tracks in the clubs and festivals!”
Checkout the preview of the live-set below.
For bookings contact: email@example.com
Things are taking a leap for Leo’s True Identity project this time in collaboration with Sensation Asia.
The new remix from Bad Boogy was used in a commercial for Sensation Asia and the beginning of the aftermovie , check it out on soundcloud below or the youtube clip!
I am very happy to announce that my latest track “To the 5th” is included in the 2012Sensation “Source of Light” compilation! It is a very special track especially because it
gave me the opportunity to explore a new sound and a new musical direction.
Checkout the track below and share it with your friends