Family has always been front-and-centre for Leon Vynehall. 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 almost a decade’s worth of international DJing and multiple releases under his belt on highly respected imprints such as 3024, Rush Hour and Running Back. Video games, childhood memories, sounds discovered through his parents, and extended family: these moments of youth have all proved to be vital catalysts in Vynehall’s productions. His debut album, Nothing Is Still released on Ninja Tune (8.2/10 – Pitchfork), saw Vynehall digging deeper into the family history which inspired his most iconic tracks, whilst returning to his own musical roots.
Friday 29th November: Universal, Sydney
Saturday 30th November: Side By Side, Adelaide
Sunday 1st December: Strawberry Fields Festival,Tocumwal
Friday 6th December: Sideway, Canberra
Saturday 7th December: Subsonic Music Festival, New South Wales
Sunday 8th December: Revolver Upstairs, Melbourne