Fresh Kicks 97: Henry Greenleaf

22-year-old Henry Greenleaf is among the younger main lights within the UK’s bass-led techno sphere. Relocating from his native London to Bristol after graduating from the identical Creative Music Tech course in Bath Spa University as his favourites Addison Groove, Shackleton, Appleblim and the Timedance crew, he's carving a sound and repute for himself that's rooted in richw, low-end, percussive sound.

The previous 12 months noticed him releasing on rising label Par Avion, which he additionally does the design for. He’s additionally been gigging an increasing number of, with latest units in Edinburgh, Lyon and, in fact, Bristol.

His curiosity in all issues bassy and bizarre began early, he tells DJ Mag. “My dad’s favorite music is Kraftwerk and roots Dub - so from a younger age that’s the place the techno and bass fascination got here from. In 2006 he received a brand new pc that got here with some music software program (Garageband) and in 2007 I noticed Benga on the Big Chill (I used to go yearly with my household). I received obsessive about one observe I’d heard him play however had no thought what dubstep was or how one can change the tempo within the software program. But I knew precisely what I wished to make and the way I wished it to sound. It took one other 12 months or so to search out out the observe was Benga & Coki’s ‘Night’.”


The remainder of 2019 is shaping as much as be large for the younger DJ/producer, with extra gigs locked for London, Bristol Manchester and France. With tracks set to look on compilations, three solo EPs locked for launch earlier than 2020 and a sneaky jungle facet challenge additionally on the playing cards, you’d do properly to maintain your ears perked for what Henry Greenleaf has to supply.

For his Fresh Kicks combine, Greenleaf has served up an hour of fierce damaged techno and blistering bass from pals and his personal arsenal. “There’s new music from Agrippa, Sub Basics, Yak, Cabasa, Lambard, Lo Chi, Javano, Rob Fleck, Earth Movement, Foxmind, Harmless Youth and my very own latest tunes (approaching Par Avion and Wellstreet Records).”

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