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 yr noticed him releasing on rising label Par Avion, which he additionally does the design for. He’s additionally been gigging increasingly more, 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 obtained a brand new laptop 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 obtained obsessive about one observe I’d heard him play however had no concept what dubstep was or the best way to change the tempo within the software program. But I knew precisely what I needed to make and the way I needed it to sound. It took one other yr or so to seek 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 aspect undertaking 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 buddies 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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