Leon Vynehall drops into the Housing Project for his debut release.
There’s been interest building steadily around this young man.
DJs including James Fox, Disclosure, Hackman, Sepalcure, & Braiden have been championing his deep gritty dubs in many of their sets.
George Fitzgerald has also signed him to Man Make Music for a 12”and we aim to release several projects with this talented newcomer.
We picked ‘Mauve’ to kick off this first showcase of his strong musical character.
Vocal samples set the scene as dusky chords filter their way to the surface. The beat drops with tuff hats, snappy snare and sharpened shakers creating a driving groove. This has been mixed down in a way that makes the different elements sound as if they’re fighting to burst out of the speakers at you.
The chords give way to an acid synth-line which weaves its way through the cavernous spaces lending a perfect wiggle to proceedings.
This tune takes opposing dynamics and unites them in a special grubby harmony!!
First on the flip ‘Homage’ has a point to make. As the vocal sample affirms, Leon does not envisage his music as a product but as an expression of his imagination for others to relate to. And if your heart belongs to the underground, you’ll intuitively understand where this track is coming from. Bouncing along upon awesomely punchy sub-bass with slashing hi-hats, this track does the gritty shuffled tech-house business with mucho aplomb.
Lastly ‘Picture Frame’ drops the bpms for a languid trip on a psychedelic Summer’s day. Rippled, dappled, beautiful.