Leon Vynehall – Rojus (Designed To Dance)

Leon Vynehall arrives on German label Running Back with new extended EP Rojus, following up from last year’s eight track EP Music For The Uninvited on Martyn’s 3024 imprint.

The double EP will explore a concept that came together as Vynehall was touring in Lithuania. The idea is to compose an EP that is “sequenced as if it were a club night, from doors to closing”. Vynehall described an experience after missing a flight home from northern Europe and visiting the Contemporary Art Centre. “It was there I spotted a book named Rojus, that Linus told me translated as ‘Paradise'”.

“A few days after returning home, I turned on to a National Geographic documentary named Designed To Dance, explaining the courtship rituals of birds of paradise. As I watched, I jokingly began drawing similarities between these birds’ attempts to captivate and impress the opposite sex with dance, and the way strangers try to attract one another in clubs and interact on the dance floor. This gave me the idea of creating a record of functional club music, sequenced as if it were a club night, from doors to closing, using samples of these birds of paradise and their habitat. Thus, Rojus.”

Rojus will be Vynehall’s first appearance on Gerd Janson’s acclaimed label Running Back who has released the likes of Theo Parrish and Tiger & Woods in recent years. The double EP is set for release on 1st April and you can preview the track ‘Kiburu’s’ via Soundcloud below.

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