Festival of
Contemporary
Music & Arts

Alsisar Mahal, Rajasthan, India

28.3036° N, 75.2853° E

Leon Vynehall

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.

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 dance-floor credentials and finished the year on a plethora of ‘Best of the Year’ lists including Pitchfork, FACT and Resident Advisor.

‘Music For The Uninvited’ was a wonderfully eclectic deep-dive into the sounds behind a young talent who now has multiple years 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.

With his debut album, ‘Nothing Is Still’ released via Ninja Tune, Vynehall dug deeper into the family history that inspired his most iconic tracks, whilst returning to his own musical roots, which showcase a prowess for the dance floor.

Simultaneously building a global reputation as an eclectic and considered DJ and curator, Vynehall has hosted and curated all-night-long residencies worldwide and has become a mainstay at many festivals including Glastonbury, Field Day and Sonar. Vynehall’s DJ style is eclectic, considered and always surprising, and has been expertly reflected in his popular mixes for the likes of FACT and XLR8R.

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