Leon Vynehall Arrives on Running Back

The Brighton-based artist has been tapped to deliver an LP on Gerd Janson's label.
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Leon Vynehall will debut on Running Back in the coming months with a new LP, Rojus. The English producer and former XLR8Rpodcast contributor was reportedly inspired by the discovery of a book with the same name (which translates as "paradise") in Vilnius, Lithuania's Contemporary Art Center. "The word and striking cover of the book stuck in my mind," he says. "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."

No previews or an official release date have been shared as of yet, but the complete tracklist for the double-pack can be found below. (via Resident Advisor)

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01. Beyond This
02. Saxony
03. Beau Sovereign
04. Paradisea
05. Wahness
06. Blush
07. Kiburu’s
08. … There Is You