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Spalding Festival to showcase rising DJ star Summer LC who will close music event with drum and bass set





A rising star on the music scene, who will be closing a music festival with her drum and bass set, says being female is an asset in the industry.

Up and coming DJ Summer Le Conte, aka Summer LC, is taking to the decks at the Spalding Festival later this month and hopes to create a great atmosphere playing a mix of jungle and dancefloor tunes.

Originally from Essex, Summer has lived in Spalding for the last few years with her fiancée Jamie Casey, aka DJ KCEE, who will also perform in the Cadence dance arena. They are flying the flag for local talent in an event that features big names such as the Hoosiers, Liberty X and Abz from 5ive.

Summer Le Conte. PHOTO: Ryan Greene Photography
Summer Le Conte. PHOTO: Ryan Greene Photography

She said: “There are not many female drum and bass DJs so it is easier to get recognised.

“My first set was last May supporting Sub Focus in Lincoln so it has only just been a year.

“It took off from there and I have supported some of the biggest names in drum and bass.”

Summer Le Conte on the decks with her fiancée Jamie Casey aka DJ KCEE PHOTO: PATRICK AXE PHOTOGRAPHY
Summer Le Conte on the decks with her fiancée Jamie Casey aka DJ KCEE PHOTO: PATRICK AXE PHOTOGRAPHY

The 24-year-old DJ met her fiancée in quite an unusual way.

She said: “We met a few years ago when I lived in March and worked in Spalding and Jamie lived in Spalding and worked in Peterborough .

“We used to cross paths on the A16 every morning and noticed each other as we both had modified cars.

Summer Le Conte in action. PHOTO: PATRICK AXE PHOTOGRAPHY
Summer Le Conte in action. PHOTO: PATRICK AXE PHOTOGRAPHY

“Then we met at a few car meets, got talking and hit it off from there.”

The couple are making their way in the industry and learning music production with a long term goal to produce their own music and their shared interest allows them to work together.

Summer has French heritage and has been going to festivals and raves for quite a few years.

Summer Le Conte is making her way as a DJ. PHOTO: PATRICK AXE PHOTOGRAPHY
Summer Le Conte is making her way as a DJ. PHOTO: PATRICK AXE PHOTOGRAPHY

She said: “Jamie wanted to get into DJing so bought some decks.

“It is nice we have been able to do it together.

“Everyone in the crowd really enjoys it and I wanted to get into it to enjoy it that way.”

Summer Le Conte is a DJ and will be closing the Spalding Festival. PHOTO: PATRICK AXE PHOTOGRAPHY
Summer Le Conte is a DJ and will be closing the Spalding Festival. PHOTO: PATRICK AXE PHOTOGRAPHY

One of Summer’s biggest gigs was at Square One in Lincoln in front of 1,500 ravers.

She said: “It was one of my favourite sets and such a good atmosphere.

“I do get nervous in case something goes wrong but five minutes in I am fine.”

Summer Le Conte is becoming well known on the music scene. PHOTO: PATRICK AXE PHOTOGRAPHY
Summer Le Conte is becoming well known on the music scene. PHOTO: PATRICK AXE PHOTOGRAPHY

With a day job at a construction firm, Summer hopes to achieve her dream of becoming a fulltime DJ which she does mostly at weekends, bank holidays and special occasions such as Halloween.

She said: “I definitely would like the thought of it being a full time job.

“Working so much of your life it is good to do something we enjoy doing.

Summer Le Conte in front of music crowd. PHOTO: PATRICK AXE PHOTOGRAPHY
Summer Le Conte in front of music crowd. PHOTO: PATRICK AXE PHOTOGRAPHY

“If I had the chance my dream would be getting the right connections and being able to do it full time.”

Summer is grateful that Spalding Festival showcases talent from the area and different types of genres. She has supported acts such as Andy C Wilkinson and Sub Focus plus Hedex and Phibes.

She said: “There will be something for everyone and they are taken on a journey

“I play a bit of a mix in drum and bass, jungle and dancefloor and it is not too heavy, something you can bop along to.”

The DJs are all supportive of each other’s sets.

Summer added: “It is quite nice as even though we all play different genres they all support

“I am really looking forward to it

For further information visit Instagram and Tik Tok by searching SummerLCdnb

Spalding Festival, which will be headlined by Liberty X and the Hoosiers, takes place from Friday, May 24, to Sunday, May 26.

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