Artist: Leon Vynehall
Label: K7 Records
Liane Metzler: WEB
If there was one big musical revelation last year, it must have been Leon Vynehall. We’ve been looking to bring him to our home town for quite some time and finally we have succeeded. On Kingsnight (our national holiday – the best night for parties in the Netherlands) he will join us in EKKO at Bright X Scala.
Throughout the year 2014, Leon Vynehall has consistently shown that he is able to produce within a wide variety of genres, while in the meantime maintaining both a high level of production quality and a certain feeling. A Vynehall track is quite easily recognized as one due to specific subtly used signature elements (for instance the double kicks and urban vocal stabs which can also be heard in his wonderful masterpiece ‘Sister’) and more importantly: that particular sort of unexplainable groove. His tracks can never really be described as either cheesily cheerful or overly melancholic by always maintaining a serious notion, a balance he masters up to perfection .
While ‘Music for the Uninvited” deservedly drew much attention last year, many might have overlooked this gem. ‘Time’ has all the elements as explained above. From the minute those pads fade in, you know this one will go straight to the gut. Those pads, those beautiful pads that make you long for an early morning walk in the woods during spring time, those pads that o-so wonderfully swell at 2:08 while the percussion kicks in to the fullest. Goosebumps.
Take a moment to enjoy that part. That liftoff point creates so much momentum that it acts as strong pillar for the whole track, increasingly adding variations and elements such as the high-pitched stabs that o-so carefully enter the stage more and more. Like a day passing by (or night if you will), this track passes by in the same manner: starting out easy going, henceforth fully reaping the fruits of the hours while time progresses and slowly-but-certainly coming to an end while you retrospect how fast time really went. If you ask us, this track could last for eternity.