Portsmouth-based producer Leon Vynehall is part of a new generation of UK house artists whose sets and productions are fueled by a strong eclectic streak. His c ...
Portsmouth-based producer Leon Vynehall is part of a new generation of UK house artists whose sets and productions are fueled by a strong eclectic streak. His combination of warm chords, raw grooves and off-kilter samples has resulted in a number of well-received releases on labels such as Rush Hour, Clone Royal Oak, 3024 and Aus Music. Vynehall’s main musical influences are as varied as his DJ sets, which transcend strict genre boundaries and include sudden tempo changes and abrupt stylistic shifts. His debut album, Music For The Uninvited—which was released in 2014 on Martyn’s 3024 label—was a crucial turning point in his career. It was widely praised for its detailed, dusty sound and eclectic take on traditional house. His second full-length, Rojus—which was released two years later on Gerd Janson’s Running Back—was equally well-received. Since then, Vynehall’s touring schedule has become busier and busier. He’s been tapped for Ninja Tune’s renowned Solid Steel radio show as well as for podcasts from a myriad of online magazines like FACT and XLR8R. His 2016 BBC Essential Mix was shortlisted as one of the five best Essential Mixes of 2016.