Pitchfork wrote “Vynehall has developed into a master craftsman” and Mixmag followed and said “Leon Vynehall is an artist of distinct talent”. We are proud to have him back here at Culture Box.
His breakthrough 2014 EP Music For The Uninvited was inspired by the funk, soul and hip-hop tapes his mum used to play in the car on journeys to and from school. Spreading organically, purely on the strength of the music, the record transcended its dancefloor credentials and finished the year on a plethora of ‘Best of the Year’ lists including Pitchfork, FACT and Resident Advisor (“one of the most eclectic and rewarding house records you’ll hear all year”). Music For The Uninvited was a wonderfully eclectic deep-dive into the sounds behind a young talent who now has six-plus years of international DJing and multiple releases under his belt on highly respected imprints such as 3024, Rush Hour and Running Back. Now, with his debut album, Nothing Is Still – released via Ninja Tune - Vynehall is digging deeper into the family history that inspired his most iconic tracks, whilst returning to his own musical roots.
His DJ style is eclectic, considered and always surprising, and has been expertly reflected in his popular mixes for the likes of FACT and XLR8R, with the latter commenting that his contribution to their podcast series “quite possibly raised more questions than it answered”. His debut Radio 1 Essential Mix proved so popular that it went on to be shortlisted by the BBC as one of the 5 best Essential Mixes of 2016.
Something of a media recluse, all we really know about Leon Vynehall is from his music – so far it’s proved a fascinating story.
Supporting Leon Vynehall in Black Box is Ryan Dank from LoveStomp and N'djinn who returns to Copenhagen from Berlin.
The Lounge Lounge is in Red Box with Icelandic main man Sexy Lazer and Frenchman Eliott Littrowski from Fuego International.
For those arriving to the club early, we serve unlimited free Tuborg Gold the first hour.