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Leon Vynehall is a British producer and DJ. He produces house, deep house and downtempo. His EP Music for the Uninvited was released to critical acclaim in March 2014. His second EP Rojus, was released on 1 April 2016, also receiving positive reviews. In June 2018, Vynehall released his debut full-length album Nothing Is Still. This coincided with his signing to UK independent label Ninja Tune.

Leon Vynehall
Leon Vynehall Press Shot Credit Phil Sharp.jpg
Leon Vynehall in 2018
Background information
BornPembury
GenresHouse, deep house, UK Bass
Occupation(s)Electronic musician
Artist
InstrumentsSynthesizer, piano, drums
Years active2012 - present
LabelsNinja Tune
Running Back
Rush Hour
3024
Royal Oak
Aus Music
Well Rounded Housing Project
ManMakeMusic
Associated actsLaszlo Dancehall

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BiographyEdit

After becoming a resident DJ at Akaakaroar, a Brighton club, Vynehall released several EPs on labels such as Well Rounded Housing Project and Aus. As a result of his productions, he quickly became an in-demand DJ.[1]

His debut EP, Music for the Uninvited, was released on the label 3024 in 2014 to a positive critical reception, landing on numerous year-end lists in publications including Fact, Gorilla vs. Bear, NPR Music, Pitchfork Media, XLR8R and The Washington Post.

His second EP, Rojus, released on 1 April 2016, also received positive reviews.[2] During this time Vynehall moved to the outskirts of Leicester.[3]

On 10 April 2018 Vynehall announced his signing to UK independent label Ninja Tune. This coincided with the announcement of his debut full-length album Nothing Is Still, due for release on 15 June 2018.[4] The inspiration for the album comes from Vynehall’s grandparents. Emigrating from the south-east of the United Kingdom to New York City in the 1960s, their seven-day journey via boat from Southampton to Brooklyn and other stories only came to light upon the passing of his grandfather four years previous. The album will also include a novella and set of short films.[5] The first single from the album was Envelopes (Chapter VI), described by Pitchfork (website) as "heart-rending experimental electronica", received coverage in a large number of notable online and print publications including NME, Pitchfork (website), Resident Advisor, Mixmag, Fact (UK magazine), XLR8R, DIY (magazine), Clash (magazine), Mojo (magazine), The Vinyl Factory and more.[6][7][8][9][10][11][12] The track received wide-spread radio play on stations such as BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC 6 Music and Gilles Peterson's WorldWide FM.[13]

Vynehall's music combines the "percussive energy of contemporary House music" with "rich harmonies of sample-centric producers".[14] Vynehall lists Aphex Twin, Afrika Bambaataa, Man Parrish and DJ Shadow as some of his major influences.[15]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Singles and EPsEdit

  • Mauve (Well Rounded Housing Project, 2012)
  • Gold Language EP (12"; ManMakeMusic (MMAKEM004), 2012)
  • Brother / Sister EP (Aus Music, 2013)
  • Open EP (3024, 2013)
  • Rosalind (12"; Well Rounded Housing Project (WRHP007), 2013)
  • Butterflies (Royal Oak, 2014)
  • Music for the Uninvited (3024, 2014)
  • Midnight On Rainbow Road (Rush Hour, 2016)
  • Rojus (Designed To Dance) (Running Back, 2016)
  • Envelopes (Chapter VI) (Ninja Tune, 2018)

DJ mixesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Leon Vynehall". residentadvisor.com. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Rojus (Designed to Dance)". allmusic.com. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Leon Vynehall: Be brave". residentadvisor.com. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Leon Vynehall reveals debut album, Nothing Is Still, for Ninja Tune". residentadvisor.com. 10 April 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Leon Vynehall "Envelopes (Chapter VI)". pitchfork.com. 10 April 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Leon Vynehall gets ancestral for his Ninja Tune debut LP 'Nothing Is Still'". mixmag.net. 10 April 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Leon Vynehall announces debut album on Ninja Tune, Nothing Is Still". factmag.com. 10 April 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Leon Vynehall Announces Debut Album, Nothing Is Still". xlr8r.com. 10 April 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Leon Vynehall Announces New Album 'Nothing Is Still'". diymag.com. 10 April 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  10. ^ "Leon Vynehall Announces Debut Album 'Nothing Is Still'". clashmusic.com. 10 April 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  11. ^ "Best New Tracks – the week's essential new releases". nme.com. 10 April 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  12. ^ "Top 20 picks from the MOJO sound system". mojo4music.com. 10 April 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  13. ^ "Leon Vynehall BBC Radio Profile". bbc.co.uk/music. 10 April 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  14. ^ "Rojus". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  15. ^ "Leon Vynehall: Be brave". residentadvisor.com. Retrieved 18 September 2016.

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