Dj/Producer and dedicated Junglist



Leighton, the young visionary talent that co-founded the South West based Drum & Bass label Run Da Riddim. An inspired and deeply dedicated junglist who cut his teeth at iconic Bath event Revelations, and then Lakota, Leighton was just emerging and establishing himself as an exciting young new-gen talent when he was tragically taken from us far too soon in a car accident on 21 August 2022, less than 24 hours after he had officially launched Run Da Riddim with a hugely successful Summer Day Event. 

Jungle Cakes described Leighton as a “young junglist with a bright future in drum and bass”. 

Laurie Charlesworth from DnB All Stars Drum and Bass Radio added he “absolutely poured his heart and soul into the [drum and bass] genre”, with DJ Euphonique describing him as a “great student and true D&B soldier”.

Never ever forgotten: Leighton’s spirit, vision and infectious energy were instantly immortalised by his posthumous release Masterpiece, a track that was supported heavily by Laurie Charlesworth on DNB Allstars Radio and playlisted by globally renowned D&B ambassadors Drum&BassArena. It has since experienced tens of thousands of plays and has been supported by DJs across the worldwide bass spectrum. DJ Deekline added that Masterpiece “demonstrated really good production skills from Leighton with great bass edits”.

Leighton has two new tracks on Run Da Riddim’s debut album Sounds Of The Jungle, a unique and powerful VA collection featuring Stop It, a collaboration with fellow Run Da Riddim resident OP Breaks, and Jungle Mayhem, a posthumous collaboration with his former tutor, Euphonique. The album climaxes with a captivating rendition of Masterpiece featuring vocalist Marns. Leighton had completed several tracks, along with many unfinished tunes that will provide a steady flow of new music to be released on Run Da Riddim Records for months to come.

The radiant flame of Leighton’s vision, as well as his legacy, is now carried forward by Run Da Riddim, guided by his motto, “Let’s make jungle massive again” combined with his passion for music to bring everyone together. For Calum, Music was the Language of the World with the power to communicate beyond any language barrier.

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