Inspired by birds of paradise, Leon Vynehall’s ‚Kiburu’s‘ is a rare beast of a song, over a sprawling 8 minutes we’re treated to bird songs, orchestral crescendo, rich unstoppable groove, thick warm bass lines and quirky percussion.
Thankfully, Kiburu’s is not alone, it is merely the first ’single‘ from Vynehall’s debut LP ‚Rojus (Designed To Dance)‚ which is a tremendously solid offering out a few weeks back on Gerd Jansen’s prestigious ‚Running Back Records‚ which I won’t go into to too much detail about other than to say click the link and listen to the whole f#$king thing now…
It is delightfully lo-fi yet incredibly crisp with sounds that appear to flutter weightlessly over the top of a tremendous roar of the bass. This however, if you’ve been playing along at home, is something we’ve come to expect from Vynehall since his debut release ‚Music For The Uninvited‚ back in 2014, tracks which have been set staples like the infectious ‚It’s Just (House Of Dupree)‚ or the sombre and swelling ‚Time‚.
It’s hard for me to put into words how profoundly grateful I am that an artist like Leon Vynehall exists, his productions are without doubt one of my biggest inspirations as a DJ, there is vibe spilling from everything he does, and having seen him live last year in Barcelona I can honestly say he’s comfortably one of the worlds best DJ’s. If you want 2 hours of this brilliance in your life check out his recent Essential Mix.