“House music with the heart of a singer/songwriter” — Resident Advisor
“[Rojas] shows how a sweaty, pheromone-filled dance floor can also double as paradise.” — NPR Music
“An artful blend of punchy and plush.” — Pitchfork
The romantic beat of Leon Vynehall’s music has garnered acclaim from a wide variety of sources because his music appeals to more than the feet. And people noticed.
But Vynehall isn’t a DJ, though he does that very well. He isn’t a producer, although that is what he does. And he’s certainly not an “electronic” artist, though how he creates is very techno-savvy.
As he told RBMA: “I don’t see myself as a house musician; I’m just a musician”
Martyn is a man of many influences. Beginning his career as a drum ‘n’ bass DJ in his Dutch hometown twenty years ago, he became involved in the London dubstep scene in the mid-2000s. In 2008, he released a remix of TRG’s “Broken Heart” for Hessle Audio. The release was immensely successful – with dubstep maestro Kode9 as one if its biggest fans – and has since led to his frequent classification as a dubstep producer. But his music incorporates much more: it’s a mixture of drum ‘n’ bass, dubstep, house, and techno, defined by a heavy bassline.
Rather than attempting to live up to genre expectations, Martyn is more concerned with creating a certain feeling with his music and pursuing the sound that inspires him as an artist. He follows the same approach with his DJ sets, as he explained to Resident Advisor:
As in most of my sets and recorded mixes, I like to show how digging in a wide range of areas of the musical spectrum can still produce something coherent and personal.
This is what you can expect when he visits Make it New this Thursday. With twenty years of DJing experience and a virtual crate full of goodies from various ends of the musical spectrum, we’re sure he will deliver a captivating set.
MAKE IT NEW WITH MARTYN BALTIMORODER AND JOHN BARERA THURSDAY OCTOBER 24 MIDDLESEX LOUNGE 315 MASS AVE., CENTRAL SQ., CAMBRIDGE 9PM-2AM 21+/$15