Dance music hit a prism that refracted it in a million different directions. Electronic music has assumed a firm position of the public’s minds and naturally with its debut on the mainstream of commercial music, has produced stems of the underground that try to differentiate themselves from popular music. Here in 2014, these stems have evolved into a massive variety of underground and experimental music, rich in melody and rhythmic complexity. Leon Vynehall is part of this movement, and is on the rise. His unique take on dance music has developed him an extremely original sound. With industrialist influences, his music is rough around the edges in both timbre and rhythm. Its not surprising that the unique soundscapes and atmospheres he creates have developed him an original sound and substantial following. The young artist has been releasing records on a few different labels since 2012 and has been prepping his mini album with 3024 for quite some time. March 24th marks the digital release.
Music for the Uninvited is extremely well rounded. With tracks that are club ready and some that are suitable for easy home listening. Vynehall really dove deeper with this one. The opener “Inside the Deku tree” captivates and mesmerizes with the use of orchestral strings and horns. These instruments make subtle appearances on the rest of the album as well, but are featured on the opening number. All but three tracks feature the artist’s classic brand of house music with beat skipping kick drums and gritty hi hats. Leon’s impressive sampling and sound design techniques create organic sounds and atmospheres. Every song sings beautifully with real analog warmth, which is something I find is missing from a lot of music these days. Leon has an incredible ability to create impeccable groove. Tracks like “Goodthing” and “It’s just (House of Dupree)” will have me dancing around my kitchen stereo for days.
This album is a must listen for any dance music fans, and hey, it may even tickle the fancy of an 80 year old symphony buff. Listen below!
Music for the Uninvited
- March 26th 2014