“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”
There are a few new American DJs who can be said to turn a club into ash and one of them is Chicago’s Black Madonna.
From the Bunker NYC to San Francisco, reports of her blazing sets have carried like the wind. As Creative Director at Chi-town’s renowned Smart Bar, she’s transformed it into a destination for techno tourists. Her stance on dance music is no laughing matter:
“Dance music needs riot grrrls. Dance music needs Patti Smith. It needs DJ Sprinkles. Dance music needs some discomfort with its euphoria. Dance music needs salt in its wounds.”