Lea Luna has moonlighted as a singing telegram messenger for me on occasion. What characters have I hired her to play? Naughty Nurse and Officer Frisk (Officer Strip-search?). We even penned a tune together called “0069 (The Peeping Tom Song)” once. A former Coloradan who has since migrated to Hollywood (Hollyweird?), Luna is gunning for the stars–and not in a celebrity stalker way. The triple threat DJ/singer/songwriter has already achieved respectable Beatport chart success with singles like “Leaving for Mars” and “Hearts Under Fire.” She’s got her sights set even higher, though, and Tiesto imprint Black Hole Recordings endorses her super vision. Manufactured Superstars’ fans know Luna for her spoken word contribution to “Drunk Text” (a minimal cut about the risky business of inebriated messaging) but girl’s got other heat-seekers in her box, including “Rock Show” (below) and the soon-to-be-released Quivver collab “Arrest the DJ.” Catch Luna warming up for Manufactured tonight at Beta. Wear white. And give her a birthday spanking.
George Peele enjoys strapping on height enhancers and aurally ambushing strangers. He is Music Features Editor for 303magazine.com. Peele makes his debut with local circus troupe Cirque Voltaire this Friday, May 25, at the Oriental Theater. Follow Peele on Twitter: @Orangepeelmoses. Avatar image courtesy Jonathan Shoup.